As a director, Caitlin Wilbert does it all. From collecting research to selecting just the right voice-over artist, deciding on the animation style, choosing the music and directing that process, and overseeing sound design, there's virtually no aspect of the creation of an animated storybook that Caitlin doesn't touch in some way. She is the glue that pulls together all of the creative and ensures it all works as one, cohesive experience. To prove that she really does it all: Caitlin created an alien language for one of our newer titles, Mr. Wuffles!
If you're anything like us, you and your little readers believe it's never too soon to make merry. Ready to jingle? We've pulled together a few of our favorite winter holiday titles as well as activity-packed holiday resources that are perfect holiday travel, on-the-go companions, but equally as awesome at your kitchen table or in the classroom. So before you deck the halls, sit down for some holiday storytime!
This Sunday marks the end of daylight savings. While the adjustment may wreak temporary havoc on little ones' schedules, the upside is we gain an extra hour in our day! Here are 7 ideas for how to spend it...
Sometimes we choose our path in life, and other times, our path chooses us. Such was the case with author illustrator Kelly Collier, the talented mind behind two Vooks favorites, A Horse Named Steve and Team Steve. While Kelly originally intended to pursue animation, a slight detour on that journey led her straight to where she is today—and how lucky we all are for that! We caught up with this artist to chat about her humorous illustration style, what inspired her first Vooks title, and more.
From astronauts to doctors, scientists to construction workers, little kids often have big dreams for their futures. It's that sense of endless possibility—and his desire to positively affirm his young daughter's belief that she truly can be whatever she wants—that led Portland, Oregon-based father and author Nate Carter to pen Party Nazari's Fantastic Future.
Being a teacher is a demanding job—and one of the most important ones. But faced with limited time, resources, and support, it’s an uphill battle achieving the crucial goals you’ve set for yourself and your students. Here are 9 of our favorite ways teachers can use Vooks in their classroom routines to level up their students' literacy.
Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but with it come some of our biggest challenges—like finding a few moments in the day to tackle your to-do list without interruption. Here are 9 of our favorite ways parents can use Vooks in their daily routines and reclaim their time.
Yogi Roth has been driven by the power of sports and story for over 20 years, as an on-air college football analyst, Elite 11 coach, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author, and an Amazon best-selling author. But if that list of accomplishments and credentials weren't enough, Yogi has a new one to add: children's book author.
What would happen if The Beatles met Sesame Street and School House Rock? The answer is magic, and it's a band called Ants Ants Ants. Ants Ants Ants is an Oregon-based family music band that creates original songs that evoke the best feelings of childhood and stoke the imaginations of both the kids in our lives, and the kid that lives within each of us.
Somebody pinch us—Vooks is now available on Netflix! We're thrilled to announce Season 1 of our new Netflix series,Story Time Book: Read-Along, featuring 40 favorite Vooks titles compiled into 8 themed episodes. This first-of-its-kind show invites kids to read along as their favorite storybooks come to life in each specially curated episode, including "Science, Letters, and Numbers," "Adventurous Tales," "Fuzzy Friends," "Bedtime," and more.
It's here—back to school! This year may look a bit different from others because there is SO much to do and to think of for a successful year. I am sure you are asking the same questions I did and some new ones as well: What will I do? How will I get started? What routines should I use? How should I teach them? How do I keep students engaged? What if I don’t have enough planned? What if I am not prepared? How can I best help my students grow socially and academically while we all continue to heal?
It’s official: our family has entered the elementary school years. I dropped my oldest off for his first day of kindergarten on Monday, and while I loved seeing the third, fourth, and fifth graders riding bikes and greeting their former teachers, it also brought pangs of sadness to know I’m going to blink and my five year old will be one of those big kids. I just want to bottle him up and remember every detail...