New Episodes

This summer, SEOLS is sharing with you 12 episodes of CheckersTV. Episodes are released weekly right here, on our Facebook Pages, and on our YouTube page. Each week will focus on a different animal theme and offer recommended reading for continued learning after the episode. Enjoy the episode and then be sure to visit your library to checkout what else is available! 




Meet Checkers


Checkers the Inventor

About Checkers the Inventor



Checkers TV is a weekly educational entertainment program featuring Checkers the Inventor, his robot sidekick, Snoozer, and a variety of special visitors including medical professionals, community leaders, police and fire men and women, and other special guests in highly-produced 30 minute episodes. Each weekly episode also includes segments featuring storytelling, author interviews, art projects, science experiments, interactive games, contests, comedy, magic, and exciting short films that will have children on the edge of their seats.




Ocean Animals

Featured Books:

Oscar the Octopus: A Book About the Months of the Year by Matthew Van Fleet
A Tale of True Friendship (Dolphin Tale) by Emma Ryan

Recommended Books:

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugine Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless
by Jess Keating
Ocean Animals - Who’s Who in the Deep Blue by Johnna Rizo
Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace
Free Willy by Nancy E. Krulik
Amazing Whales by Sarah L. Thomson
Sharks by Seymour Simon

June 21, 2021

June 14, 2021

Desert Animals

Featured Books: 

  • How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling
  • North American Animals - Coyotes by Chris Bowman

Recommended Books:

  • Dear Komodo Dragon by Nancy Kelly Allen
  • The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop
  • The Foolish Tortoise by Eric Carlehy
  • Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet  by John Agard
  • Who Lives Here? Desert Animals 
  • Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry? by Trish Rabe

Animals that Aren’t Here Anymore

Featured Books:

  • Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Don't Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton

Recommended Books:

  • Danny the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
  • How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
  • The Big Book of Dinosaurs by Darren Naish
  • Endangered Animals by Ben Hoare
  • Theo TheSaurus by Shelliu R. Johannes
  • Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

June 7, 2021

Related Activities

Don't forget to stop in to your local SEOLS library to pick up related take-home activities to accompany this week's video!