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 degrees in History and English Literature. She currently lives in rural Leicestershire in England.

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. You’ll also find original fiction, musical arrangements, and artwork by TQ Townsend here.

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.