Hicklebee's Buzz: What's Going On Out There?

We've taken the liberty of compiling an up-to-date page to keep you aware of the wonderful things happening across the country. From resources for your little ones to what you can do during your down time. We'll continue to update as we find new ideas to share. And of course, if you're looking to help out your local indies, we love the suggestions in this article.


Scholastic has created a Learn at Home webpage full of different learning experieces for every day of the week, arranged by age group.

Barefoot Books has compiled activity pages for your little ones, including ones about managing anxiety, doing yoga and connecting with others.


Local author and friend to Hicklebee's author Tim McCanna is offering Music and Storytime episodes on his YouTube page (they're HILARIOUS!)

Even MORE authors and their storytimes.

Read-alongs and doodle-alongs here.


The National Theater is going to stream a free play every Thursday Night.

You can doodle with Mo Willems of Elephant and Piggy fame.

Singer songwriter Nancy Cassidy will be singing live-stream KidsSongs shows on the Magical Bridge Facebook page through April.

Stuck at home? Take free drawing lessons from famous illustrators (all ages!)

Bored? Good, Herve Tullet wants you to use it! Create a museum exhibit at home. (password is Tobo Studio, exactly as is!)

Take a closer look at your books... the Undies Awards is back! Voting is up until November.


Penguin Teen has launched a podcast with Bay Area author and friend to Hicklebee's Randy Ribay in their first installment. YA authors will be answering questions in twenty minute installments every weekday.


A page FULL of activities from various book publishers.

Libro.fm has a great deal going on! Get two audiobooks for the price of one ($14.95). With this offer, 100% of your purchase will go to Hicklebee's, and you keep the audio books of course! Click here and use promocode SHOPBOOKSTORESNOW.

Need a giggle? Jessie Gaynor at Lithub.com has rewritten the first lines of classic literature for the coronavirus era. Need more? Here are some last lines too.

Are the kids finally down for bed? It's your time. The New York Times posted a list of famous authors' comfort books.

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Now's the time to read all those classics you've been putting off since college English.

Listen to the Moby Dick Big Read, each chapter of the novel is read by a different actor or artist.

Author Yiyun Li is leading a readalong of War and Peace. (12 pages a day, you can do that!)