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Welcome to KidLit RADIO, the Children’s Literature Podcast for Kids!

Join us each week to listen to your favorite 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.

READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors!

STORYNORY -- Read and draw together with our friends at Storynory!



We're a trusted resource for parents, teachers and librarians!

“KidLit TV is an exciting and informative destination for authors, illustrators, teachers, publishers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature.” — Children’s Book Council



KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids.

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    • 4.2 • 14 Ratings

https://kidlit.tv

Welcome to KidLit RADIO, the Children’s Literature Podcast for Kids!

Join us each week to listen to your favorite 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.

READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors!

STORYNORY -- Read and draw together with our friends at Storynory!



We're a trusted resource for parents, teachers and librarians!

“KidLit TV is an exciting and informative destination for authors, illustrators, teachers, publishers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature.” — Children’s Book Council



KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids.

    KidLit RADIO: BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY Read Out Loud

    KidLit RADIO: BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY Read Out Loud

    Ever wonder who came up with the idea for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons? KidLit Radio is back with a special Thanksgiving podcast edition of Read Out Loud. Join Rocco as he reads Melissa Sweet’s BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Balloons Over Broadway

    By Melissa Sweet 





    Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day when young and old rise early to see which giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire, rendered in brilliant collage illustrations!



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    KidLit RADIO: DON’T LET AUNTIE MABEL BLESS THE TABLE Read Out Loud

    KidLit RADIO: DON’T LET AUNTIE MABEL BLESS THE TABLE Read Out Loud

    Sunday dinner is on the table. Whatever you do — DON’T LET ANTIE MABEL BLESS THE TABLE! Find out why on this podcast episode of Ready Set Draw as Vanessa Brantley-Newton reads her tale of family, thanksgiving, and patience.

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    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can’t wait to dig into a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts and doesn’t stop blessing everyone and everything she surveys: the yams and Brussels sprouts, the table and chairs even the president of the United States! Author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton’s delectable celebration of food and family is a joyous appreciation of how traditions and rituals bring us, and keep us, together.

    ABOUT VANESSA

    Vanessa Brantley Newton was born during the Civil Rights movement and attended school in Newark, NJ. Being part of a diverse, tight-knit community during such turbulent times, Vanessa learned the importance of acceptance and empowerment in shaping a young person’s life. When she read Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, it was the first time she saw herself in a children’s book. It was a defining moment in her life and has made her into the artist she is today. As an illustrator, she includes children of all ethnic backgrounds in her stories and artwork. She wants all children to see their unique experiences reflected in the books they read so they can feel the same sense of empowerment and recognition she experienced as a young reader.

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    KidLit RADIO: The Pop Ups!

    KidLit RADIO: The Pop Ups!

    Get ready to sing, dance, & draw as KidLit MTV teams up with The Pop Ups!

    Learn about their new audiobook, JUKEBOX JOYRIDE, and groove along to super-fun tunes! 🎶



    When you put the score, sound effects, and ambiance together…you really bring the story to life! We use all these tools to make Jukebox Joyride the most vivid, hilarious journey through time and space we could. – The Pop Ups

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    ABOUT THE BOOK

    If you could go back in time to witness any concert from all of history, what would it be? Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock? Mozart in the Salzburg court? The Beatles’ rooftop farewell?

    Jukebox Joyride follows 12-year-old twins Jules and George on a wild adventure through time. Their Uncle Bob, a renowned ethnomusicologist (he studies music!), has discovered the secret to time travel and is having a ball joyriding through history checking out the best concerts ever…but something’s gone wrong! A sinister force has been unleashed, someone is chasing after Uncle Bob, and the fate of all music hangs in the balance!

    Now, it’s up to Jules and George to find their uncle before their new rival does! It’s a musical adventure that brings the twins from the birth of jazz in New Orleans to a performance by an 11- year-old Mozart in Vienna, all while trying to make it back to the present day to pass their history test!  Download the book from Audible! 

    ABOUT THE POP UPS

    Three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, are on a mission: to bring “humor, awesomeness, educational utility, and wild creativity to children’s media.” Since launching in 2010, The Pop Ups have produced content for Sesame Workshop, Amazon Music, ABC Mouse, Sirius XM, and Nick Jr. They wrote and recorded the theme song for NPR’s beloved podcast for kids, “Wow in the World”, and are currently developing a TV show with Amazon Studios. They have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! and headlined the kids’ music stages at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and SXSW.

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    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Becky Flansburg

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Becky Flansburg

    On this kid lit podcast episode of StoryMakers, author and Project Manager of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Becky Flansburg teaches Rocco what it means to go tiny! Does it involve a shrink-ray?! Nope. In real life, like in Becky’s book SISSY GOES TINY, downsizing, repurposing, and “living tiny” mean thinking sustainably and doing more with less. Listen to learn more about this BIG idea. 

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    ABOUT the Book

    A diverse picture book about a family that chooses to live Tiny and do More with Less.

    Eight-year-old Sissy loves her life. She loves her toys, her Big house, and her Big backyard. But when Sissy’s parents decide they are going to live in a Tiny House on wheels and travel around the U.S., Sissy isn’t sure that she will like the idea of “living tiny.” But as she and her mommy and daddy learn about downsizing, repurposing, and how “stuff is just stuff” in a positive way, Sissy soon understands that living Tiny has BIG possibilities; possibilities for all sorts of adventures and learning.



    ABOUT Becky

    My name is Becky Flansburg (a.k.a Franticmommy) and I am a full-time freelance writer, accountability coach, home business consultant and project manager. I’ve been flying solo as a work from home pro for almost a decade and I can’t imagine another way of life. I am a dedicated mom to two beautiful kids and this site is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. I am also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance.

    As the Project Manager for the non-profit children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we work tirelessly to raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity and to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. CONNECT WITH Becky!

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    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Traci Sorell

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Traci Sorell

    Osiyo! That means hello in Cherokee! Join Rocco and author Traci Sorell on KidLit RADIO for a chat about her book about the four seasons, WE ARE GRATEFUL, OTSALIHELIGA, which was inspired by the people and culture of the Cherokee Nation today! Learn along with Rocco as Traci shares some words from the Cherokee language!



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    ABOUT the Book

    Otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is a word that Cherokee people use to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the Cherokee New Year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by Traci Sorell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and illustrated by Frané Lessac, this nonfiction look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah.

    ABOUT Traci Sorell

    Traci lives with her family in the Cherokee Nation, out in the country like she did as a child. Back then, she had geese, chickens, horses, dogs, and cats. Her mother’s Cherokee family has been in the area since the removal of most Cherokee people from their southeastern homelands in 1838. Traci grew up hearing stories about her ancestors and looking at their photographs with her elisi (eh-lee-see), grandma. Now her son does that with his elisi in addition to fishing in the nearby lake and learning about Cherokee culture.

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    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Kirk Scroggs

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Kirk Scroggs

    Join Rocco and Kirk for this kid lit podcast of StoryMakers as they chat about THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID! Watch as Kirk gives Rocco a swamp makeover AND learn to draw your own version of Swamp Thing!

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    THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID





    Have you ever been caught doodling by your teacher? Well, Kirk Scroggs has many times! In fact, his mom used to get phone calls from school about it all the time! But, Kirk managed to make writing and drawing his superpower!



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    ABOUT the Book

    Warning! Unless you have express permission from young Russell Weinwright to access his personal journal, do not read any further. This blurb is strictly off-limits! Seriously, we mean it.

    Okay, if you are still with us, here is what we can share: Russell is a middle schooler; he excessively doodles in his spiral notebook; he has two best friends, Charlotte and Preston; he is not-so-great at sports, and he is pond scum. Nicknamed “Swamp Kid” by his classmates, Russell has algae for hair, a tree trunk of a right arm, webbed toes, and a parsnip for a thumb. Also, Russell’s favorite meal is sunlight. Also, a frog lives in his arm.

    In this notebook, Russell details, in both hilarious text and green-tinted illustrations (complete with ketchup stains!), what it’s like to be different, to be comfortable in his own skin (no matter how slimy), to discover his true talents, to avoid the intense stare of Mr. Finneca (his suspicious science teacher), and to find humor in the everyday weird.

    This is The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs, and you’ll never look at the bayou the same way again.

    ABOUT Kirk Scroggs

    Kirk Scroggs was born and raised in Austin, Texas and studied film at the University of Texas. He’s an author-illustrator best known for the Snoop Troop books, It Came from Beneath the Playground, and Attack of the Ninja Potato Clones, as well as the series Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet and Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features. His website is kirkscroggs.com.



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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Good for kids!

They tell kids stories and I use this to put my little brother to sleep at night he likes these stories and so do I. I would recommend it to moms or people with younger siblings there are all kid stories and short which is good to put kids to sleep!

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