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 could be used as a Language Arts or Literature class for a teenaged student, or to help a parent or teacher prepare to introduce a work to students. The accompanying activities could fill one or more class periods and tap into other subjects like science, history, and math as much 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

9 – Much Ado About Nothing

10 – The Rainbow Fish

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