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KidLit Classics is a podcast where each episode one guest from the kidlit industry – be it author, bookseller, bookstagrammer, educator, librarian or publishing professional – discusses the children’s book that inspired them to follow their own path into the kidlit industry. We hear about the books that opened their eyes to the wonders of children’s literature and are the ones most close to their hearts. We discuss what the books are about, why they are so special to the hosts, how they influenced children's literature and literary culture, and finish with a dramatic reading. KidLit Classics is foremost a celebration of great children’s books and authors, the power of books and reading, and the wonders of the kidlit community.

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KidLit Classics is a podcast where each episode one guest from the kidlit industry – be it author, bookseller, bookstagrammer, educator, librarian or publishing professional – discusses the children’s book that inspired them to follow their own path into the kidlit industry. We hear about the books that opened their eyes to the wonders of children’s literature and are the ones most close to their hearts. We discuss what the books are about, why they are so special to the hosts, how they influenced children's literature and literary culture, and finish with a dramatic reading. KidLit Classics is foremost a celebration of great children’s books and authors, the power of books and reading, and the wonders of the kidlit community.

    Ailsa Wild talks The Dark is Rising, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 6

    Ailsa Wild talks The Dark is Rising, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 6

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    The Dark is Rising is the second book in Susan Cooper's classic British fantasy series known as The Dark is Rising sequence. Published in 1984, it was a Newberry Honour book and draws heavily on British and Celtic mythology and Arthurian legend.
    In this episode we discuss just what Will Stanton finds out about himself on one very wintry Midwinter's Eve, how it was the first book children's author Ailsa Wild totally immersed herself in, how it influenced her and children's literature in general, and the power and magic of Susan Cooper's prose. As always, we finish with a dramatic reading.

    About this week’s guest, Ailsa Wild:
    Ailsa Wild was a professional whip-cracker who ran away from the circus to become a writer. She is now an author, performer and community artist with a history of deep collaboration. She has written best-selling junior fiction series, her 2016 YA graphic novel The Invisible War won many awards, and she is the lead writer of Small Friends Books. She is the host of 'Dementia Podcast: Starting Conversations'.


    Connect with Ailsa Wild Instagram: @ailsawild / Website: ailsawild.com 
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
    To find out more about Susan Cooper go here
    Buy The Dark is Rising  here
    Listen to the BBC audio drama here


    Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    'Danger Approaching' by Zat Dude. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Wind in Trees' by SoundsForYou. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Howling Wind' by Fission9. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Howling Winter Storm ambient sounds’ by DBlover. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'A Murder of Crows' by Frankie01234. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.


    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 26 min
    Zewlan Moor talks Ramona Quimby Age 8 - KidLit Classics podcast Episode 5

    Zewlan Moor talks Ramona Quimby Age 8 - KidLit Classics podcast Episode 5

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    Ramona Quimby Age 8  is the third book in Beverly Cleary's classic junior fiction series Ramona Quimby. Published in 1981, it was a Newberry Honour book. Along with Judy Blume, the series is often cited as one of the biggest influences on the popularity of contemporary 'real life' stories for children.


    In this episode we discuss what Ramona Quimby Age 8 is about, why bibliotherapist and children's author Zewlan Moor loves it, the importance of children seeing themselves in stories, and end with a dramatic reading.

    About this week’s guest, Zewlan Moor:
    Zewlan Moor is a picture book author, medical doctor and bibliotherapist, who prescribes the right book at the right time. She is a lifetime avid reader and studied English Literature at uni, alongside her medical degree. Zewlan is very active in the #LoveOZMG space, running these accounts on social media.

    Connect with Zewlan Moor Instagram: @byronbiblio / Website: byronbibliotherapy.com 
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
    To find out more about Beverly Cleary go here


    Buy Ramona Quimby Age 8 here
    Buy The Art of Ramona Quimby here

    Zewlan's article on the art of Ramona Quimby as social history here

    Enjoying KidLit Classics? Like, share, subscribe, leave a review!


    Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    ‘Playground’ by bruno.auzet. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Witch (laughing)' by ZyRyTSounds. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘another sadmosphere’ by SamuelFrancisJohnson. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘witchlaughter-1’ by starblazer64. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 45 min
    Anna Battese talks Del-Del, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 4

    Anna Battese talks Del-Del, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 4

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    Del-Del is a YA psychological thriller from prolific Australian writer, Victor Kelleher. Published in 1992, it was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal and nominated for a Ditmar Award.
    In this episode we discuss what Del-Del is about, why children’s author Anna Battese loves it, Kelleher's unique writing style and complex world-building, and end with a dramatic reading.


    About this week’s guest, Anna Battese
    Anna Battese was once a marine biologist, but now spends her days writing children’s stories full of adventure, heart, and the occasional (but always friendly) shark. The first two books in her junior fiction series, PD McPem’s Agency for Mysterious Mysteries, are out now with Yellow Brick books.

    Connect with Anna Battese: Instagram: @annabattese / Website: annabattese.com
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
    To find out more about Victor Kelleher go here
    Buy Del-Del here


    Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    ‘dark-ambient-texture‘ by SergeQuadrado Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Door 2’ by Bane Sound. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Night Crickets Ambience on Rural Property’ by OwlStorm. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 19 min
    Andrea Rowe talks Storm Boy & The Magic Pudding, KidLit Classics Episode 3

    Andrea Rowe talks Storm Boy & The Magic Pudding, KidLit Classics Episode 3

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children's novel written by Colin Thiele. Set in the Coorong region of South Australia, it revolves around the bond between a boy and his pelican, and the relationships he forms with his father Hide-Away Tom and outcast Australian Aboriginal man Fingerbone. It has a strong environmental and conservation focus. Storm Boy has been adapted for stage, screen (twice), and radio.
    The Magic Pudding is a 1918 Australian children's comic fantasy written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Fun fact: it was one of the five Australian children's books selected to be commemorated on a set of postage stamps issued in 1985.

    In this episode, Andrea Rowe shares her love of both, especially her connection to the coastal landscapes of Storm Boy. We finish with an evocative dramatic reading from Storm Boy.


    About this week’s guest, Andrea Rowe:
    Andrea Rowe is a children's author, short story writer, copy-writer, ex-radio announcer, and founder of the Mornington Peninsula Writer's Club. Her picture book, Jetty Jumping, recently won the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood.


    Connect with Andrea Rowe Instagram: @andrearowe_coastwriter / Website: andrearowe.com.au
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com

    Find out more about Colin Thiele here
    Find out more about Norman Lindsay here 
    Buy Storm Boy here
    Buy The Magic Pudding here 


    Enjoying KidLit Classics? Like, share, subscribe, leave a review! Interested in being a guest? Get in touch with me via my contact page, or send an email to boundpublishingservices@gmail.com.

    Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    'Seagulls by the sea' by TeTeNoise. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    Sandy beach - calm waves - water' by JuliusH. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Waves hitting the rocks' by Cagan Celik. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 23 min
    Karen Ginnane talks The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 2

    Karen Ginnane talks The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 2

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is a children's fantasy classic from legendary English author Alan Garner. Published in 1960, two books in the same world followed it, and it was adapted into radio plays, a musical, and has been cited as one of the most important and influential works of British fantasy for children. In his writing of it, Garner was influenced by the folklore and landscape of Alderley Edge, where grew up.
    In this episode we discuss what The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is about, why guest Karen Ginnane chose it, its deep ties to landscape, myth, and folklore, and end with a dramatic reading.
    About this week’s guest, Karen Ginnane:
    Karen Ginnane is a Melbourne-based author for middle grade and young adult readers. Her latest series, Time Catchers, was published in 2021/2022 by Penguin Random House. It is a YA historical fantasy set in Victorian London and a parallel city. She has also worked as a copywriter, marketing director, and English teacher.


    Connect with Karen Ginnane: Instagram: @ginnanekaren / Website: karenginnane.com 
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
    Find out more about Alan Garner here 
    Buy The Weirdstone of Brisingamen here.

    Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    'Dark Sitar' by SamuelFrancisJohnson. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement. 'Scary Horn' by Scream Studio. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Dark Wind' by tec studio. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Paper Pom Pom Dragged Around' by Production Now. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Dark Ambience' by CaCtUs2003. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    'Barren and Bleak (Horror Ambience)' by Coastal Paul. Storyblocks.


    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 37 min
    Bethany Loveridge talks Rowan of Rin - KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 1

    Bethany Loveridge talks Rowan of Rin - KidLit Classics Podcast Episode 1

    About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
    Rowan of Rin is a middle grade classic from one of Australia’s most-loved authors, Emily Rodda. Published in 1993, it won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 1994. A further four books went on to be published in the series.
    In this episode we discuss what Rowan of Rin is about, why guest Bethany Loveridge chose it, Australian children's fantasy in the 90s, and end with a dramatic reading.


    About this week’s guest, Bethany Loveridge:
    Bethany Loveridge is an arts education professional, who has worked for a variety of schools, museums, and arts associations, including the Queensland Art Teachers Association. She is passionate about cultivating vibrant and meaningful learning experiences in the arts, but also loves storytelling. Recently she was awarded an ASA/Copyright Agency Award Mentorship and is working on her debut middle grade trilogy. She is the face behind the bookstagram account Bettys Book Club, now @bethanyloveridgeauthor.


    Connect with Bethany Loveridge: Instagram: @bethanyloveridgeauthor / Website: bethanyloveridge.com
    Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
    To find out more about Emily Rodda: emilyrodda.com
    Buy Rowan of Rin here.


    Copyright Credits:
    Opening and Outro music:
    ‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
    Sound files:
    ‘Crackling Fireplace – Nature Sounds‘ by JuliusH. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Antique-rocking-chair’ by alienistcog. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘whispers (loop)’ by HAndLol. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    ‘Suspensefull Drone’ by Liecio. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
    Thanks for listening!
    Stay up to date - Instagram @Samellenb
    https://www.samanthaellenbound.com/kidlitclassicspodcast

    • 28 min

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