Running out of ideas for entertaining your kids during the coronavirus quarantine? You’re in luck, because Dolly Parton is here to give you a break.
The “Jolene” singer is launching “Goodnight With Dolly,” a YouTube series in which she will read children’s books every Thursday night for 10 weeks.
“This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton said in a statement. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. It is an honor for me to share the incredible talent of these authors and illustrators. They make us smile, they make us laugh and they make us think.”
Parton will read selections from her own Imagination Library program that were chosen for their “appropriate content at this moment in time.” See the list below. The series will begin on April 2nd at 7pm.
The Imagination Library has donated more than 135 million books to kids around the world since Parton founded it 25 years ago.
"Goodnight With Dolly" Book Selection
“There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long
“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney
“I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton
“Pass It On” by Sophy Henn
“Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon” by Patty Lovell
“Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen
“Max & The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd Cooper
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña
“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton
“The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper