Books for kids stuck at home

A man points to a book that a young child is reading.
From left, Mohamed Nor Qeys, 29, of Minneapolis reads a children's book with his son Safwan Nor, 6.
Courtesy of Mohamed Nor Qeys

There are a lot of bored kids at home right now. Online learning, group chats, video games and television are getting old. Wouldn’t it be nice if those kids had a good book to read?

Two experts on children's books join MPR News host Angela Davis to tell us about new books for kids. They also talk about books that go along with activities families can do together, and books that help kids and parents understand the time we’re living through.


  • Holly Weinkauf, owner of the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul

  • Lisa Von Drasek, a librarian and curator of the Children’s Research Collection at the University of Minnesota

Books for kids and teens recommended by guests and listeners:

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