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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.0 • 15 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: StoryMakers with Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

    On the StoryMakers podcast, multi-award-winning author and illustrator duo, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome offer us a window into a child’s experience of the Great Migration in OVERGROUND RAILROAD, and then introduce us to the characters and history behind the second book in the FINDING LANGSTON TRILOGY, LEAVING LYMON.

    About OVERGROUND RAILROAD

    A window into a child’s experience of the Great Migration from the award-winning creators of Before She Was Harriet and Finding Langston.

    As she climbs aboard the New York-bound Silver Meteor train, Ruth Ellen embarks upon a journey toward a new life up North– one she can’t begin to imagine. Stop by stop, the perceptive young narrator tells her journey in poems, leaving behind the cotton fields and distant Blue Ridge mountains.

    Each leg of the trip brings new revelations as scenes out the window of folks working in fields give way to the Delaware River, the curtain that separates the colored car is removed, and glimpses of the freedom and opportunity the family hopes to find come into view. As they travel, Ruth Ellen reads from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, reflecting on how her journey mirrors her own– until finally, the train arrives at its last stop, New York’s Penn Station and the family heads out into a night filled with bright lights, glimmering stars, and new possibility.

    James Ransome’s mixed-media illustrations are full of bold color and texture, bringing Ruth Ellen’s journey to life, from sprawling cotton fields to cramped train cars, the wary glances of other passengers and the dark forest through which Frederick Douglass traveled towards freedom. Overground Railroad is, as Lesa notes, a story “of people who were running from and running to at the same time,” and it’s a story that will stay with readers long after the final pages.

    About LEAVING LYMON



    A companion novel to Finding Langston, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Writing Honor and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

    Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It’s 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance.

    Lymon’s father is, for the time being, at Parchman Farm–the Mississippi State Penitentiary–and his mother, whom he doesn’t remember all that much, has moved North. Fortunately, Lymon is being raised by his loving grandparents. Together, Lymon and his grandpops share a love of music, spending late summer nights playing the guitar.

    But Lymon’s world as he knows it is about to dissolve. He will be sent on a journey to two Northern cities far from the country life he loves–and the version of himself he knows. In this companion novel to the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning Finding Langston, readers will see a new side of the bully Lymon in this story of an angry boy whose raw talent, resilience, and devotion to music help point him in a new direction.

    ABOUT Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Lesa Cline-Ransome is the writer of many picture books. Her picture book biography titles include Satchel Paige, Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, Young Pele, Soccer’s First Star, Helen Keller, The World in Her Heart, Before There was Mozart and Words Set me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Other titles are Quilt Alphabet, Quilt Counting and her newest is Light in the Darkness, A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret. Originally from Malden, Massachusetts, Lesa has worked as a proofreader, fashion copywriter, publicist, teacher in the New York City Schools, and taught writing for adults. She has a B.F.A. in Merchandising and Management from Pratt Institute and an M.A. in Education from N.Y.U. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York and with her husband and frequent collaborator, illustrator James Ransome, four children and St.

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Aram Kim LET’S GO TO TAEKWONDO!

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Aram Kim LET’S GO TO TAEKWONDO!

    Charyut! Attention! Aram Kim is back on StoryMakers for a chat about her new book

    LET’S GO TO TAEKWONDO!

    In this Kidlit RADIO podcast, join Aram as she catches us up on what her character Yoomi from NO KIMCHI FOR ME has been getting up to, learn about the rituals of the martial art Taekwondo and how to count to ten in Korean!

    ABOUT the Book



    WATCH Aram’s StroyMakers episode HERE!

    Download LET’S GO TO TAEKWONDO Activites from Holiday House!



















    ABOUT Aram Kim

    Aram Kim is a New York-based children’s book author/illustrator. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and when she was two, her family moved back to South Korea. When Aram grew up, she came to New York to study illustration. She is currently living in Queens, NY, where she is happily surrounded by diverse food and culture. She has been working for various publications and participating in numerous exhibitions and collaboration projects.

    Sponsored by Holiday House



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    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Hyewon Yum LION NEEDS A HAIRCUT

    KidLit RADIO: StoryMakers with Hyewon Yum LION NEEDS A HAIRCUT

    We’re heading to the barbershop in “Booklyn” with Hyewon Yum on this podcast of StoryMakers! Join the author of LION NEEDS A HAIRCUT for a chat about why haircuts can be a bit scary when you are little and then get your styling groove on with Rocco and Hyewon’s super fun haircut printable.

    What kind of haircut should little lion and Dad get?

    Download this drawing sheet and style their hair!







    About The Book







    This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor.

    Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn’t want one!

    Is he worried? No.

    Is he scared? NO!

    He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R!

    But there’s someone else who needs a haircut, too . . . it’s Dad, and he doesn’t want one, either!

    Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about.

    ABOUT Hyewon Yum

    Author and Illustrator of These books: The Twins’ Little sister, Last Night, a Fiction Honorable Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and Winner of the Golden Kite Award; There are No Scary Wolves, Winner of Society of illustrators’ Founder’s Award; The Twins’ Blanket, a Junior Library Guild selection; and Mom, It’s my first day of Kindergarten!, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    Sponsored by ABRAMS





     







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    KidLit RADIO: THE NUTCRACKER IN HARLEM Read Out Loud

    KidLit RADIO: THE NUTCRACKER IN HARLEM Read Out Loud

    On this kid lit podcast episode of Read Out Loud, T.E. McMorrow reads aloud THE NUTCRACKER IN HARLEM.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Written by T.E. McMorrow and illustrated by James Ransome. This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season. In this original retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.

    Watch T.E. McMorrow’s Read Out Loud Episode!



    ABOUT T. E. McMorrow

    T. E. McMorrow belongs to the third generation of writers in his family. A journalist and playwright, he is also a member of the Drama Desk in New York City. Many years ago, he worked as a stagehand for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, an experience that helped plant the first seeds of inspiration for this book. Mr. McMorrow splits his time between Manhattan and the East End of Long Island with his wife, Carole, and their two cats, Cinnamon and Moxie

    ABOUT James Ransome

    James Ransome is both a painter and award-winning illustrator, with work exhibited in both private and public art collections. He has illustrated over 50 books, and his awards include the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Honor and the ALA Notable Book Award for Sky Boys; the Coretta Scott King Honor for Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; the Coretta Scott King and IBBY awards for Creation; the NAACP Image Award for Let My People Go and Our Children Can Soar; and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Award, Rip Van Winkle Award, SEBA Best Book of the Year Award and Dutchess County Executive Art Award for Individual Artist.

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    KidLit RADIO: GOODNIGHT MANGER Read Out Loud

    KidLit RADIO: GOODNIGHT MANGER Read Out Loud

    Away in a manger — was a whole lot of noise! As Joseph and Mary try to get the baby Jesus to sleep, they discover stables aren’t the quietest places! As you try to get your own little ones to sleep this holiday season, listen together to Laura Sassi reading GOODNIGHT MANGER on this kidlit podcast episode of Read Out Loud.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Goodnight, Manger  (Zonderkidz)

    Written by  Laura Sassi; illustrated by Jane Champman

    Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth.

    Watch Laura’s Read Out Loud Episode!

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    KidLit RADIO: WHERE’S PRANCER? Read Out Loud

    KidLit RADIO: WHERE’S PRANCER? Read Out Loud

    Quick! KidLit Radio listeners, one of Santa’s reindeer has gone missing. If Santa and the other seven reindeer can’t find Prancer, there may never be another Christmas! Find out where Prancer has gone on this holiday podcast episode of Read Out Loud as Rocco reads the picture book classic, WHERE’S PRANCER by Syd Hoff.

    Watch Rocco read WHERE’S PRANCER?



    ABOUT THE BOOK

    WHERE’S PRANCER? by Sid Hoff

    As Santa Claus is giving his reindeer a treat after a long night of delivering presents, he notices something alarming. Prancer has disappeared! Where in the world could he be? In the Philippine Islands? Or Sweden? Or Sioux City, Iowa? Santa and the other reindeer have got to find him in the twinkling of an eye, because if they don’t, there may never be another Christmas…

    This holiday classic from the creator of Danny and the Dinosaur, available for the first time in a full-color paperback edition, will spread Christmas cheer to a whole new generation of readers.

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    Executive Producer: Julie Gribble 

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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