Mondays With Michelle

On Monday, April 20, at 12 noon (ET), “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will kick off a four-week series of videos that will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11).  “Mondays with Michelle Obama” (#PBSKIDSRead, #ReadTogetherBeTogether) will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page, and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter. The four books Mrs. Obama will read are:


April 20, 12 noon ET:      THE GRUFFALO Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler


April 27, 12 noon ET:      THERE’S A DRAGON IN YOUR BOOK Written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott


May 4, 12 noon ET:         MISS MAPLE’S SEEDS Story and pictures by Eliza Wheeler


May 11, 12 noon ET:      THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR By Eric Carle


Michelle Obama says, “As a little kid, I loved to read aloud. And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children—and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere. At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break).”


A suite of activities, tips, and resources for each of the books that Mrs. Obama will read are available at, and companion literacy resources are available on

Event date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
Event address:
Pleasanton, CA 94566