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 • 325 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.

    Martina Has Too Many Tías by Emma Otheguy

    Martina Has Too Many Tías by Emma Otheguy

    Emma Otheguy shares Martina Has Too Many Tías (Atheneum Books for Young Readers), a lively and magical bilingual picture book that reimagines the beloved Caribbean folktale "La Cucaracha Martina."
    Visit Emma online at https://emmaotheguy.com
    You can pick up your own copy of Martina Has Too Many Tías wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org or by downloading the audiobook through Libro.fm. 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.
    Be well. And read on.
     

    • 20 min
    Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

    Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

    Kate DiCamillo shares Ferris (Candlewick), a hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother, and growing up.
    Visit Kate online at https://www.katedicamillo.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of Ferris wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org or by downloading the audiobook through Libro.fm. 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.
    Be well. And read on.

    • 31 min
    I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots by Lid’ya Rivera

    I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots by Lid’ya Rivera

    Lid’ya Rivera shares I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots (HarperCollins), a lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance, and loving the skin you're in that will inspire all children to appreciate their spots or what makes them different. Illustrated by Niña Mata.
    Visit Lid’ya online at https://www.lidyacrivera.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots 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.
    Be well. And read on.

    • 19 min
    Dim Sum, Here We Come! by Maple Lam

    Dim Sum, Here We Come! by Maple Lam

    Maple Lam shares Dim Sum, Here We Come! (Harper), a celebration of the traditional Chinese customs passed on from generation to generation: togetherness, love, family--and FOOD!
    Visit Maple online at https://www.maplelam.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of Dim Sum, Here We Come! 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.
    Be well. And read on.
     

    • 20 min
    Louder Than Hunger by John Schu

    Louder Than Hunger by John Schu

    John Schu shares Louder Than Hunger (Candlewick Press), a wrenching and transformative novel-in-verse that explores anorexia--and self-expression as an act of survival.
    Visit John online at https://www.johnschu.com/
    You can pick up your own copy of Louder Than Hunger wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org or by downloading the audiobook through Libro.fm. 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.
    Be well. And read on.
     

    • 29 min
    Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca

    Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca

    Rajani LaRocca shares Mirror to Mirror (Quill Tree Books), an evocative novel in verse  about identical twin sisters who do everything together--until external pressures threaten to break them apart.
    Visit Rajani online at https://www.rajanilarocca.com
    You can pick up your own copy of Mirror to Mirror 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.
    Be well. And read on.
     

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 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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