“Mondays with Michelle Obama” Extended, Four Additional Storytimes with PRH and PBS KIDS, Featuring Special Surprise Guests

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Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced that “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” its special collaboration with the former First Lady of the United States, will be extended with four new storytimes on Monday, May 18, and Monday, May 25. On each of those dates, two new videos from “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will live-stream back-to-back on Facebook and YouTube, with Mrs. Obama being joined by surprise special guests for one of the two children’s books she will read aloud.

The popular storytimes “Mondays with Michelle Obama” (#PBSKIDSRead, #ReadTogetherBeTogether) began on Monday, April 20, on Facebook and YouTube, in support of Penguin Random House’s recently launched Read Together, Be Together literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’s “Read-Along” effort.

“Mondays with Michelle Obama” are livestreamed simultaneously at 12 noon (EDT) on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page, and will be available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter.

The additional episodes of “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from four beloved children’s books:

May 18, 12 noon (EDT):
Written by Jory John; illustrated by Lane Smith

THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH *with a special surprise guest*
Written and illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

May 25, 12 noon (EDT):
Witten and illustrated by Dr. Seuss

CAN I BE YOUR DOG? *with a special surprise guest*
Written and illustrated by Troy Cummings

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

Posted: May 11, 2020