About

TQ Townsend has always loved reading stories to children, and talking about them with her friends. A native of Los Angeles, she holds degrees in History and English Literature.

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.

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.