YouTube Originals released the official trailer for “BookTube Jr.” – a new preschool series featuring the world’s most renowned children’s book authors. Connecting kids and their favorite authors in a conversation about storytelling, “BookTube Jr.” is unlike any other kids reading show. This “book club” made for kids debuts September 24at 9AM,PT/12PM,ET, with the first four episodes and authors including Joanna Ho, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Avery Monsen and Todd Parr, on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel and the YouTube Kids app. The remaining four episodes will premiere in November with authors such as “New Girl” star Max Greenfield, Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and NFL veteran Marcus Smith II.
Building on the success of the Emmy Nominated “BookTube,” where viewers saw the world’s biggest authors (President Obama, Michelle Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood) come together to discuss their books, “BookTube Jr.” will have the biggest children’s book authors featured in each episode who will talk about their books and their process. They will hear real kids’ questions about their books and inspire them to continue their exploration of the author off screen. Kids watching at home are also encouraged to tell and create their own stories.
The trailer highlights the series’ eight featured authors. The first four episodes include Joanna Ho (Eyes that Kiss in the Corners), Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (Antiracist Baby), Avery Monsen (I Am the Longest Dog) and Todd Parr (The Kindness Book). The next installment of episodes will air in November and feature Max Greenfield (I Don’t Want to Read this Book), Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back), Ibtihaj Muhammad (The Proudest Blue) and Marcus Smith II (Bathtime with Rai).