YOUTUBE ORIGINALS KIDS & FAMILY DEBUTS OFFICIAL TRAILER AND ANNOUNCES AUTHORS FOR “BOOKTUBE JR.” — THE NEWEST BOOK CLUB JUST FOR KIDS
TOP CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS FEATURED IN EACH EPISODE INCLUDING
MAX GREENFIELD, JOANNA HO, DR. IBRAM X. KENDI, JON KLASSEN,
AVERY MONSEN, IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD, TODD PARR AND MARCUS SMITH II
WATCH EPISODES 1-4 SEPTEMBER 24 ON THE YOUTUBE ORIGINALS FOR KIDS & FAMILY CHANNEL
YouTube Originals today 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 24, 2021 at 9AM/PT and 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 air 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).
“Booktube Jr.” is produced by Boardwalk Pictures. Nadine Zylstra is head of the YouTube Originals Learning, Impact and Kids & Families team. Lauren Vrazilek and Daniel Haack oversee “BookTube Jr.” for YouTube Originals.
About You Tube Kids & Family Originals:
“BookTube Jr.” is the latest series from an expanding roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning “Lockdown,” and recent hits such as “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.
About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.
ABOUT BOARDWALK PICTURES
Boardwalk Pictures is an award-winning multimedia production company that develops and produces factual content for a variety of partners and distribution platforms. With a primary focus on non-fiction, documentary content, Boardwalk is a filmmaker-driven company with a unique track record of producing premium and elevated series, features, and a variety of other programming for digital and brand clients.