300 episodes

Exploring big ideas and the way that stories can help us feel seen, understood, and valued. 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. Hosted by a teacher and school librarian, each episode seeks to connect kids and listeners of all ages with powerful, impactful, and lasting stories, and the people who tell them.

The Children's Book Podcast Matthew C. Winner

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 323 Ratings

Exploring big ideas and the way that stories can help us feel seen, understood, and valued. 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. Hosted by a teacher and school librarian, each episode seeks to connect kids and listeners of all ages with powerful, impactful, and lasting stories, and the people who tell them.

    Make Way for Fenway by Victoria J Coe

    Make Way for Fenway by Victoria J Coe

    Victoria J. Coe shares the Make Way for Fenway books. The little dog with a GIANT personality from Fenway and Hattie is starring in his own chapter book series!
    Visit Victoria online at https://www.victoriajcoe.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of the Fenway and Hattie or Make Way for Fenway books wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes.
    Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
    Our music is by Podington Bear. 
    Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
    You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.
    Don’t forget to check out the Reading Culture Podcast with Jordan Bookey, from Beanstack, if you are a fellow teacher or librarian. It’s the perfect podcast to explore building a stronger culture of reading in our communities. It’s available wherever podcasts are found.

    • 22 min
    Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang

    Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang

    Qing Zhuang shares Rainbow Shopping (Holiday House), a heartfelt tribute to Chinatown and spending days-off together in which sharing a delicious meal helps a child feel loved.
    Visit Qing online at qingthings.com
    You can pick up your own copy of Rainbow Shopping wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes.
    Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
    Our music is by Podington Bear. 
    Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
    You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.
    Don’t forget to check out the Reading Culture Podcast with Jordan Bookey, from Beanstack, if you are a fellow teacher or librarian. It’s the perfect podcast to explore building a stronger culture of reading in our communities. It’s available wherever podcasts are found.
     

    • 18 min
    Raising a Hero by Laura Numeroff

    Raising a Hero by Laura Numeroff

    Laura Numeroff shares If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins) and Raising a Hero, a story of about a puppy with a lot to learn on his adventure of becoming someone’s life-changing friend and helper. 
    Visit Laura online at https://lauranumeroff.com/
    Canine Companions website

    You can pick up your own copy of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes.
    Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
    Our music is by Podington Bear. 
    Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
    You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.
    Don’t forget to check out the Reading Culture Podcast with Jordan Bookey, from Beanstack, if you are a fellow teacher or librarian. It’s the perfect podcast to explore building a stronger culture of reading in our communities. It’s available wherever podcasts are found.
     

    • 19 min
    The Sydney Taylor Book Award 2024 Winners, Honors, and Notable Books

    The Sydney Taylor Book Award 2024 Winners, Honors, and Notable Books

    Introducing the winners and honors of the Sydney Taylor Book Award (2024), presented annually by the Association of Jewish Libraries to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
    Sydney Taylor Book Award Website - link
    2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour - link
    Purchase any of the Books - link
    This podcast episode of The Children’s Book Podcast was written, edited, and produced by Matthew Winner. For a full transcript of this episode, visit matthewcwinner.com. 
    Write to me or send me a message at matthewmakespods@gmail.com. 
    Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
    Our music is by Podington Bear. 
    Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
    You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.

    DISCLAIMER: Bookshop.org affiliate links provided for any book titles mentioned in the episode. Bookshop.org support independent bookstores and also shares a small percentage of any sales made through this podcast back to me, which helps to fund production of this show.
     

    • 31 min
    Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine by Hannah Moushabeck

    Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine by Hannah Moushabeck

    Hanna Mousabeck shares Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine (Chronicle Books), a story of a father and his daughters, who may not be able to return home . . . but they can celebrate stories of their homeland!
    Visit Hannah online at https://hannahmoushabeck.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes.
    Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
    Our music is by Podington Bear. 
    Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
    You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.
    Don’t forget to check out the Reading Culture Podcast with Jordan Bookey, from Beanstack, if you are a fellow teacher or librarian. It’s the perfect podcast to explore building a stronger culture of reading in our communities. It’s available wherever podcasts are found.
     

    • 28 min
    The Fire of Stars by Kirsten W. Larson

    The Fire of Stars by Kirsten W. Larson

    Kirsten W. Larson shares The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made of (Chronicle Books), a poetic picture book celebrating the life and scientific discoveries of the groundbreaking astronomer Cecilia Payne.
    Visit Kirsten online at https://kirsten-w-larson.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made of wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes.
     Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 
     Our music is by Podington Bear. 
     Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 
     You can support the show and buy me a coffee at www.matthewcwinner.com.
     Don’t forget to check out the Reading Culture Podcast with Jordan Bookey, from Beanstack, if you are a fellow teacher or librarian. It’s the perfect podcast to explore building a stronger culture of reading in our communities. It’s available wherever podcasts are found.
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

Kristina Lucia ,

An Amazing Resource for Children’s Books

This podcast full of amazing conversations! As an aunt I am always looking for new books for the kiddos in my life and this show showcases wonderful book choices. Matthew is so thoughtful in both his questions and responses to his guests!

Emmbeezee ,

Insightful conversations

Appreciate the insightful conversations on topics that matter

TeresaMR ,

Meaningful connections

This podcast, presented with in easily digestible segments, is a terrific way for kids to feel relevant and connected to those who create books for them.

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