The Children’s Literature Podcast is currently recording episodes and will launch in 2019. Our first season will include a series on Anne of Green Gables and discussions about other enduring works of literature for children. The final episode of the season will include listener stories about the kids’ books they can’t stand but have to read over and over and over again, so be sure to submit your story. We’ll share your agony and laugh and cry in solidarity.
The Children’s Literature Podcast takes a look at great books for children with a mix of serious thought and light-hearted discussion. We’ll cover literature from very short books for little children up through longer works of fiction intended for teens.
This podcast is aimed at a general audience, and it’s our hope that students, teachers, parents, and other educators will make use of our show notes, which will include lesson ideas and study questions that can be freely shared and adapted for educational use.
Episode One: Anne of Green Gables — Introduction
Episode Two: Hatchet
Episode Three: The Monster at the End of This Book
Episode Four: Anne of Green Gables — Parenting
Episode Five: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Episode Six: Where the Red Fern Grows
Episode Seven: Anne of Green Gables — Health Issues
Episode Eight: The Giving Tree
Episode Nine: The Rainbow Fish
Episode Ten: Movie Night — Economics in Frozen
Episode Eleven: Anne of Green Gables — Politics and Religion
Episode Twelve: Olivia
Episode Thirteen: Number the Stars
Episode Fourteen: Anne of Green Gables — School Days
Episode Fifteen: A Wrinkle in Time
Episode Sixteen: Grandfather’s Journey
Episode Seventeen: Anne of Green Gables — Adaptations
Episode Eighteen: The Secret Garden
Episode Nineteen: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Episode Twenty: The Kids Are Asleep — Books We Hate
Schedule Subject to Change
For the final episode of our first season, we’ll share listener experiences about books that kids want to hear over . . . and over . . . and over . . . but which parents have to keep reading because an adult’s sanity is a small sacrifice when it comes to making a child happy. Or because at some point you’ll do anything to get them to go to bed.