The Children’s Literature Podcast is a grown-up discussion of children’s books, aimed not at kids but at grown-up book lovers, teachers, parents, and maybe even a few savvy teenagers. This podcast looks into the background and cultural context of a story, helping educators and parents to deliver deeper understanding to the kids they teach. With each episode you’ll find lessons, activities, and fun that can bring a story to life whether it’s being read at home or taught in the classroom.

Each episode is targeted to be 40 to 45 minutes, about as long as a high school class period’s instruction time, and could be used as a Language Arts or Literature class for a high school aged student, or as preparation for a parent or teacher about to introduce a work to students. The accompanying activities could fill one or more class periods and are cross-disciplinary, reaching into STEM activities as often as possible. The Children’s Literature Podcast will always be free to listeners.


1 – Aesop’s Fables – Slow and Steady Wins the Race

2 – Cinderella Part 1 – Early Tales

3 – Cinderella Part 2 – Perrault and the Brothers Grimm

4 – Little Women Part 1

5 – Little Women Part 2

6 – Hatchet

7 – The Sneetches

8 – Little Red Riding Hood

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If you have a comment about an episode or a suggestion for a book to be discussed, please send a message to [email protected]. Please indicate if you are willing to have your letter shared on the podcast.

The Children’s Literature Podcast is not interested in commercial products, advertising, or sponsorship opportunities.