TQ Townsend loves reading stories to children as well as examining them from a grown-up point of view. She also enjoys writing her own stories for families to enjoy together. A native of Los Angeles, she holds a BA in History and a MA in English Literature. She lives in rural Leicestershire in England with her family. You can follow her personal adventures on Instagram at discoveringleicestershire. She is available for writing, editing, and tutoring services including software documentation, resumes, website copywriting, fiction and non-fiction editing, test preparation, and advertising copy.

Co-host Chloë Townsend is nine years old and enjoys gymnastics, dance, climbing trees, riding bikes, and splashing in the creek down the road. She is a voracious reader, so much so that her books often have to be taken away from her at bedtime.

The Children’s Literature Podcast examines children’s books for 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.

If you have a comment about an episode or a suggestion for a book to be discussed, please send a message to letters@childrensliteraturepodcast.com. Please indicate if you are willing to have your letter shared on the podcast.