Saturday Morning Family Story Time in the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre will be held via video during the virus. All of our friends can meet beloved Estonian children’s writers and illustrators, look at some pictures from their books and enjoy stories that they read out loud.
New story time videos will be posted to the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre’s Facebook page and Youtube channel every Wednesday and Saturday. All the videos have English subtitles.
Heiki Ernits will talk about the work of an illustrator. He will also show us some pictures and read us a story from a new book that he is working on at the moment. The book is called The Adventures of a Photon and it is is written by Ilmar Tomusk ?.
Illustrator Marja-Liisa Plats waves to us all the way from Australia. She will read some stories from the book she is currently working on and it is called The Curious Case of the Skeleton Juhan ?. The text is written by Triinu Laan and it will be published in the coming autumn. ?
Illustrator Sirly Oder welcomes us in her studio. She will show us some pictures and talk about her regular working day as an illustrator. ? She will also read us a passage from a book she is currently working on with writer Jana Maasik.
Illustrator Kristi Kangilaski will show us her new book The Right Way ?. The book is so new that it has not reached bookstores or libraries yet. Story Time video viewers are the first ones that can hear stories from the book. Additionally, Kristi will tell us how she made the pictures for the book.
Illustrator Elina Sildre will show us books and magazines that she has illustrated in the New Story Time video. The illustrator will also share some tricks that young artists can use to draw cute animals. ????
Artist Urmas Viik invites us to the Muhu island for Story Time. He will show us many interesting things in the video and read a story from his book Island Angles. The book was created together with Kadri Tüür who wrote the stories.
Children’s writer Jaanus Vaiksoo will read us a story from his book Six Peculiar Encounters of Mikk and Mirjam ?. The book was illustrated by Katrin Kaev. The author will also speak about the inspiration behind the stories.
Kairi Look will read three stories from her latest book Piia Biscuit and the Bandits ?. We will hear about a big surprise of the Biscuit family and get to be apart of something very curious. The book has been illustrated by the talented Ulla Saar.
Children’s writer Mika Keränen talks a little about being a writer and reads a passage from his first children’s book The Stolen Orange Bicycle ?. The pictures were drawn by the illustrator Marja-Liisa Plats. The video will tell us who were the main character Mari and her dog Mati based on and why is it necessary to listen when you are a writer.
New Story Time video features the children’s writer Kätlin Vainola who is also the editor in chief of the school children’s magazine Hea Laps (Good Kid). Kätlin will tell us all about the fun things written on the pages of the magazine, read us some poems, and cook us an egg dish, the recipe of which is featured in the magazine as well.
During this Story Time, illustrator Kertu Sillaste will read her book The Prettiest Skirt. The book tells the origin story of the colourful folk skirts with bright flowers from Lääne county in Estonia. ??? You can also see Kertu drawing in the video.
This Story Time features the children’s writer Anti Saar. He will read from his newest book Anni’s Things. The book is so new that it has not even been published yet. Friends of the centre will be among the first to hear stories from the book.
This Story Time will be presented by someone that comes from far far away. Illustrator Gerda Märtens reads us her new book The Northern Lights all the way from Switzerland. This is a very special book for the author because it is the first book for which she drew the pictures, as well as wrote the story.
Indrek will also introduce his newest book Flowers of Fever. This book is so new that it is not been published yet. You will learn what the book is about and can already see some pictures made by illustrator Lucija Mrzljaki.
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