23 episodes

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 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.

    KLA BONUS 1- TIME SANDWICH

    KLA BONUS 1- TIME SANDWICH

    When two kids, Huggs and Tuckie, discover a time machine, they embark on a crazy adventure, running into historical figures, cavemen, disco parties, futuristic theme parks, and even themselves. Start in the middle of the book, then turn the pages to travel forwards and backwards in time. But can a book that starts in the middle really be good? See what KLA thinks in this super honest review.

    • 41 min
    KLA 22- Little House in the Big Woods

    KLA 22- Little House in the Big Woods

    Undoubtedly a staple in children's literature, the Little House series has inspired daydreams of living a simpler life, and as a first-person account, there are few better ways to learn what life was truly like back in the late 1800's. 

    So grab a peppermint stick or pig's tail, sit back, and listen as Pa plays his fiddle and tells us a story by the warm fire. It's cold outside, but we have nowhere to be...

    • 36 min
    KLA 21- Gregor the Overlander

    KLA 21- Gregor the Overlander

    Who knew that Suzanne Collins wrote another series???

    Ok we knew...but it isn't nearly as popular as The Hunger Games. Does that mean it isn't as good? Or that the age groups who love The Hunger Games just think this book is too childish? 

    This time we discuss war, Suzanne Collins' influence on Nickelodeon, discrimination, the limits of using 'a chosen one' and 'a prophecy', and whether this book deserves a place at the renowned KitLit table (like the Round Table, but even better.)

    • 35 min
    KLA 20- Black Beauty

    KLA 20- Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell's book, Black Beauty, was one of the very first novels to introduce a story from the point of view of an animal. It's inspired hundreds of authors including some of our very favorites- but how does it stack up against more modern interpretations? Is a book meant to promote animal welfare, despite depicting downright brutal treatment of horses, meant for children? Is this more book or bible parable? Let us know what you think!

    • 30 min
    KLA 19- Animorphs

    KLA 19- Animorphs

    Finally, a book Brandon read when he was little! But how does it hold up to the nostalgia-tinted glasses?

    We have animals, aliens, and teenagers so there's bound to be action and plenty of drama, but is this one of the darkest kidlit books we've ever read? Plus: how the reprint turned out, what animals Molly and Brandon would turn into if they had to fight the Yeerk army, and just how much does nostalgia affect one's opinion of a book?

    • 41 min
    KLA 18- Wonder

    KLA 18- Wonder

    How does one fit in when they only stand out? 

    This week we're discussing Wonder, one of the most renowned, most reviewed, and highest rated books we've ever seen. There are multiple spin-off books, calendars, a movie... but does it deserve it for simply featuring an underrepresented protagonist? Or is there something truly special about this book? The answer isn't necessarily obvious...

    • 28 min

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