Get ready to spend "Mondays with Michelle Obama" and a good book.
The former first lady partnered with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books and PBS KIDS for a four-week series of videos that feature her reading a book to young people at noon ET every Monday beginning April 20 and ending May 11.
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The books included in the series are "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson (April 20), "There’s a Dragon in Your Book" by Tom Fletcher (April 27), "Miss Maple’s Seeds" by Eliza Wheeler (May 4) and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle (May 11).
"As a little kid, I loved to read aloud," Obama said in a press release. "And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children -- and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere."
The "Becoming" author added, "At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break)."