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Master List of Kidlit Podcasts

June 9, 2018

I love podcasts. In addition to hosting The Children's Book Podcast I pretty much listen to an endless stream of podcasts at all hours of the day. They're great. And super easy to listen to. (For help: How to Download Podcasts and Listen to Them on Android or iOS)

 

For those seeking more kidlit-focused podcasts, I hope you'l find the following list helpful. I put a call out over social media to hear what everyone's listening to when it comes to kidlit podcasts. What follows is a curated and unfiltered list of recommendations. 

 

Missing your favorite show? Add a comment below and I'll make sure it gets added.

 

Happy listening!

 

GREAT FOR KID LISTENERS

 

Book Club for Kids

 

Active.

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the Literacy in Media Award.

 

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Buttons & Figs

 

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Buttons & Figs is a podcast for kids about playing with words.

 

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Fun Kids Book Club

 

Active.

Join Bex from the children's radio station Fun Kids as she meets top authors who tell her about their books and also read us chapters from them!

 

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Lu and Bean Read Podcast

 

Active.

A podcast for fun kids who like fun books. Writer and blogger Tracy Babler and daughters Lu and Bean share their favorite children's books and stories. Join Lu, Bean and friends as they hear stories read by children's picture books authors and interview the authors about their stories. Inspire your children (and yourself) to read more children's picture books.

 

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One More Page

 

Active.

One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books. Whether you’re a kid, a librarian or just one of those people who never grew up…this is the podcast for you. Packed full of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip, not to mention the occasional fart joke, One More Page is your fortnightly foray into the world of children’s books.

 

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Pinna

 

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Welcome to Pinna, the home of quality audio stories and podcasts for kids ages 4-12 (and their adults!). Pinna features Peabody-winning original series, interactive game shows, popular audiobooks and podcasts, gripping adventures, enchanting bedtime stories, compelling sports, science, and history shows, and more. This feed contains a sampling of episodes and shows available in the Pinna iOS app. For complete series and so much more, try the app for free today! For unlimited access to ad-free, immersive, interactive, and 360° audio-on-demand, download Pinna in the App Store or visit Pinna.fm for more information.

 

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GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

 

Books Between Podcast

 

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Books Between is a podcast to help teachers, parents, and librarians connect kids between 8 and 12 to books they'll love.

 

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Charlesbridge Unplugged

 

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Join Charlesbridge Publishing as we talk to our authors, illustrators, and editors about their recent Charlesbridge projects!

 

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The Children's Book Podcast

 

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Hosted by Matthew Winner (that's me!), co-founder of All The Wonders. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.

 

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Down the Rabbit Hole

 

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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is a live monthly show all about children’s books, presented by three children’s publishing insiders - Katherine Woodfine, Melissa Cox & Louise Lamont. Each episode features special studio guests, author and illustrator interviews, and reviews of the very best new books for children - from picture books through to young adult novels.

 

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Is It Teen Enough For You Now

 

Active.

A virtual young adult novel book club.

 

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Kidlit RADIO

 

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Winner of the Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award! Welcome to KidLit Radio, the Children’s Literature Podcast for Kids! Join us each week to listen to your favorite kid lit authors and illustrators featured on KidLit TV. STORYMAKERS, our flagship series, is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling authors and illustrators in the kid lit world.

 

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Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide

 

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Here we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children's books that can be bridges across our cultural divides… the books that can open minds and the books that can be the lifeline a child needs to remember they're not alone. The hosts are Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi. Ann is a middle grade author, a community organizer, a former middle school teacher and a mother of two. Saadia is a Pakistani American author, an interfaith activist, cultural sensitivity trainer, and a mother of two.

 

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The Picturebooking Podcast

 

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Let’s make stories! Nick Patton from Picturebooking.com shares his journey into the world of children’s picture books. Follow his path from amateur storyteller to professional author-illustrator and beyond. Join Nick as he meets the people behind your child’s favorite picture books. Discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life. And get you and your kids inspired to create your own stories.

 

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Scholastic Reads

 

Active.

A podcast about the joy and power of books, and the authors, editors, and stories behind them. We explore topics important to parents, educators, and the reader in all of us.

 

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STEM Read

 

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The STEM Read podcast explores the connections between STEM and storytelling. Join hosts Gillian King-Cargile and Dr. Kristin Brynteson as they dive into a hot topic in K-12 education with an educator or STEM expert. After that, they talk with an author whose books can ignite enthusiasm for reading and learning. Get great reading recommendations, spark stemtastic ideas for your classroom or library, and geek out with Gillian and Kristin about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

 

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Talking About Books for Kids

 

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Talking About Books For Kids is a show that explores diverse books for kids and teens through conversations with authors and those that love reading children's books.

 

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The Yarn

 

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A narrative adventure. The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature, and lets them look at all the threads that must be weaved together to create a book.

 

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GREAT FOR ADULT LISTENERS

 

 

The Art Corner

 

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Welcome to the Art Corner! Join illustrators Vicki Tsai and Anoosha Syed as they discuss the world of illustration and animation, sharing advice and promoting positivity to young artists.

 

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Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast

 

Last Episode May 2016

Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you're a librarian or teacher doing an author study or just a fan of kidlit and want to listen to booksellers, editors, authors and other experts in the field talk about the craft and business of publishing, both of children's literature and beyond. 

 

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Creative Playdate

 

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Are you pursuing a creative career while also raising children? Creative Playdate is dedicated to bringing you stories from people navigating the world of parenthood while maintaining their own creative business. The show is produced by Michelle Kondrich with theme music from Thomas James.

 

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First Draft

 

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Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for a quality hang with young adult and middle grade authors. In candid and inspiring conversations, writers offer their unique perspectives on the creative process, what keeps them typing, and staying sane in publishing.

 

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Fuse 8 n' Kate

 

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Two sisters, one in L.A. and one in NYC, both move to the Chicago area and start a podcast. The premise? Picture books and are they really that great? Join Kate and Fuse 8 (Betsy Bird) as they track down a picture book "classic" each episode and try to determine if it deserves to remain in the canon of children's literature. 

 

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Graphic Novel TK

 

Active.

Your podcast guide to comic book publishing, hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano, brought to you by The Beat.

 

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88 Cups of Tea

 

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We release weekly interviews with awesome storytellers ranging from novelists to screenwriters to TV producers. Topics cover how-to's, writing advice, craft tips for writers, career nuggets, and the highs and lows of being a storyteller. We are a safe space for listeners to absorb information and learn in a way that'll shake up their creative routine. Our community welcomes each storyteller and writer and aims to make them feel less alone.

 

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The Horn Book Podcast

 

Last Episode May 2017

A podcast about books for children and young adults, the kid lit industry, and whatever feels important/fun/interesting to Roger and Siân that day. 

 

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KidLit Anonymous

 

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KidLit Anonymous is a podcast for adults who love children's literature. Curious about that new Middle Grade book, but worried it might be too predictable? Not pack an emotional punch? Not live up to the hype? Let us check it out for you! Join us every week as we review new books, classics, and anything that's building some buzz to provide you with interesting facts about the author, the history behind the book, and unique talking points that will wow any book club.

 

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Kidlit Drink Night

 

Last Episode Sept. 2017

Are you a children's book writer looking for a drinking community? This podcast is for you! KidLit Drink Night is a podcast for grown ups about children's books; a monthly conversation for writers, readers, and KidLit geeks. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a wee chat!

 

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KidLit Women*

 

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A collection of essays and interviews about the trails and tribulation of women in kidlit.

 

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Lean Into Art

 

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The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

 

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Literaticast

 

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A literary agent and her friends dish about writing and publishing books for children and young adults.

 

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Minorities In Publishing

 

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Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

 

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NewberyTart

 

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A podcast dedicated to all things Newbery

 

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The Porchlight

 

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The Porchlight is brought to you by Bethany Hegedus, Creative Director at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. (thewritingbarn.com) Join us as we chat with authors, illustrators and other creatives in and outside of the kid-lit field.

 

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Print Run Podcast

 

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Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness. We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy? Whether it’s trends in the queries from writers that hit our inboxes or the social ramifications of an industry that pays so little being based in Manhattan, we’re here for it. Probably to laugh at it and call it names, but here for it nonetheless. Print Run is the happy-hour conversation after a long day at a catalog launch; it’s the bottle of wine you drink most of on a Tuesday when the manuscripts are no good. We’re for writers, for publishers, for anyone who’s opened a book and wanted to know—really know—what goes into getting the damn thing made. Join us. We’ll talk about the worst sex scene we’ve ever read and wonder aloud about how millennials will affect the books of the future. We’ll figure out why Jonathan Franzen wants to replace your child with a penguin and whether or not that penguin will be buying hardcovers when he grows up.

 

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PW KidsCast

 

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Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's reviews editor John A. Sellers.

 

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Rachel & Sam Read a Story

 

Last Episode May 2017

Rachel & Sam Read a Story is about the fun of reading children's books, but it's also about how little sense these books make when you read them 20 years later. Sit back and let us re-read your childhood favorites, and some new additions to the world of children's lit, and make fun of them all the while!

 

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Reading With Your Kids

 

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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

 

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Shipping & Handling

 

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Join Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary Inc. and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC as we discuss books, publishing, writing, fandom, and more!

 

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Stories Unbound

 

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Stories Unbound is your guide to the growing world of kidlit and children's book publishing. Presented by The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling

 

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