For Kids

Draw Every Day with Illustrators Mo Willems and Jarrett Krosoczka


"Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. ...You might be isolated, but you’re not alone. You are an art maker. Let’s make some together." ~ Mo Willems

Mo Willems, creator of Knuffle Bunny, the Pigeon books, and the Elephant and Piggie books is hosting a daily writing show called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Hey Kiddo as well as the graphic novel series Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy is hosting Draw Every Day with JJK. Jarrett said, "Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, I'll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos."

You can start drawing today by tuning in to these daily drawing shows, checking out an e-book with your IndyPL library card, or printing a favorite character drawing prompt!

We have a lot of drawing books for kids at the library. You can find one for just about any interest you have. You can learn to draw NASCAR, forest animals, sea creatures, cartoon characters, buildings and much more. Some of the books feature simple cartoon style drawings and others, for more experienced artists, go into great detail. Each one includes step-by-step directions though, so even if you are a beginner you can create some pretty amazing pictures!

Fun Drawing Videos You Can Stream w/Your Library Card

Try out the Kanopy Kids channel Draw which offers several streaming videos for kids about drawing. Two notable choices are Art Pencils Making Stuff in which you get to see how pencils are made and The Dot, a streaming picture book video about a girl who thinks she can't draw but discovers her own creative spirit.

Kanopy is a streaming video service you can use with your IndyPL library card. If you have never borrowed from it before, take a look at these directions.

Video Read Alouds about Drawing

Just click on one of the book jackets to hear the story.

IshLouise Loves Art

How to Draw Favorite Book Character Printables

Write and illustrate your own story starring a favorite book character!

How to Draw Captain UnderpantsHow to Draw ArthurDoodle with Maisy

Drawing e-Books You Can Check Out

e-Books and e-Audiobooks by Mo and Jarrett