If you ever get the chance to see an author read their book in person, I urge you to do so--especially children's book authors. It is a delight to hear them read aloud, and to witness the amusing banter that occurs between them and their young fans. Libraries, bookstores, and book festivals are just a few places where you can see authors in person.
Until you take advantage of the opportunity to go to a live reading, there is good old YouTube. Publishers sometimes film authors reading their books in short promotional videos. It's a new kind of experience, even if you and your kids have read the book several times already. So many details! The charming sound of their voices. The musical rhythm of their words read aloud. The dramatic or composed way they present themselves.
I've selected a few to get you started.
Matt de la Peña reads Last Stop on Market Street
Oliver Jeffers reads Stuck
Yuyi Morales reads Niño Wrestles the World
Have you seen any authors do a reading? Who do you recommend? Please comment below.