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INDIE KIDLIT PODCAST
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Podcast by Marti Dumas & Elena Paige
 
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KidLit RADIO
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Explore the world of children’s literature
 
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KidLit Drink Night
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Are you a children's book writer looking for a drinking community? This podcast is for you! KidLit Drink Night is a podcast for grown ups about children's books; a monthly conversation for writers, readers, and KidLit geeks. Grab a beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a wee chat! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter @KidLitDNpodcast.
 
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Kidlit with Kathy Ellen
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This podcast, with Kidlit writer Kathy Ellen Davis, is focused on making stories better, sharing great books, and crafting engaging presentations. Kick your kidlit game up a notch by listening to this show!
 
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Night Light Stories
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Night Light Stories features original stories for children of all ages! Visit the website http://nightlightstories.net for comprehension questions, activity ideas, and much, much, more!
 
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All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast
 
Hosted by Matthew Winner and formerly called the Let's Get Busy podcast. All The Wonders is a home for readers to discover new books and to experience the stories they love in wondrous ways. It is an entertainment channel, a variety show, and a modern library all wrapped up into one digital home. Go beyond the book at allthewonders.com.
 
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First Draft with Sarah Enni
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Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for a quality hang with young adult and middle grade authors. In candid and inspiring conversations, writers offer their unique perspectives on the creative process, what keeps them typing, and staying sane in publishing.
 
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Stories Unbound
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Your Guide To The Growing World Of Kidlit and Children's Book Publishing
 
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Oatley Academy Now!
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A podcast for and about The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling. We'll talk about what we're working on, what's new on the site and share information about upcoming events and opportunities at the school.
 
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The Best Book Ever [this week]
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Five children's books reviewed. No script. No rehearsal. No lip service.
 
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Bake Sale - Zooglobble
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There's some great stuff on Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites specifically for kids and families, but it can be hard to find it sometimes. This show will hopefully make that a little easier
 
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Kids Read Comics!
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A Free Comics Celebration!
 
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Writing for Children: How to Write a Children's Book, Writing for Magazines, Getting Paid for Writing, Getting Published
 
Do you want to learn how to write a children's book? Make money writing for children's magazines? Every Friday the Writing for Children podcast publishes from The Institute of Children's Literature. Since 1969, ICL has taught over 470,205 aspiring writers. Listen to the director of both The Institute for Writers and The Institute of Children's Literature and bestselling children's author Katie Davis host the show as she focuses on the craft of writing for children. She talks about how to wri ...
 
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Kids' Comics Revolution!
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Cartoonists Jerzy Drozd and Dave Roman connect the worlds of comics, graphic novels and kid lit. Join the Kids’ Comics Revolution!
 
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Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast
 
Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of children's publishing, including both traditional and independent book publishing information. CHECK OUT KATIE'S NEW SHOW, WRITING FOR CHILDREN. Go to writingforchildren.com. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing books. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Ind ...
 
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Today's interview is with indie author Karen Inglis.Karen has sold over 10,000 books during her author career. Her stand alone book titles are proof that you don't have to write a series in order to make it as an indie author. Her books inlcude The Secret Lake, Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep, Henry Hanes and the Great Escape, Walter Brown and the Ma ...…
 
Intro Hi and welcome to Books Between - a podcast for teachers, parents, librarians, and anyone who wants to connect middle grade kids between 8-12 to books they’ll love. I’m your host, Corrina Allen - a mom of an 8 and 10 year old, a teacher to eighteen 11 year olds, and we are all in the home stretch for summer vacation. It’s almost here. And ...…
 
Marti and Elena have their regular discussion/goal setting every 7th show. The process encourages them (and hopefully you) to learn from the interviews and put the information into practice.Here is a quick overview of the topics discussed and the timing within the program so you can skip the boring parts and get the most out of the following di ...…
 
Plenty of aspiring writers think writing for children is easy, and getting published that way is even easier. Wrong! As almost any writer will tell you, unless you’re a star, the business is never easy and is definitely never a sure thing. On May 20, 2017, a group of children’s writers met at the Capital City Press writers conference in Edmonto ...…
 
​Date:Saturday May 20, 2017 Time:9:00amPT/10:00amMT/ 11:00amCT/12:00pm ET Location: Blackboard Collaborate ​We are in for a wonderful treat in our show this week with a very special guest presentation by Dianne de Las Casas. Dianne has been doing "author-in-residence" residencies at schools throughout Louisiana for over 16 years. During her wee ...…
 
Today's interview is with author Bobbie Hinman.Bobbie Hinman is the author and creator of the award-winning best fairy book series which includes The Knot Fairy, The Sock Fairy, The Fart Fairy, The Freckle Fairy, and The Belly Button Fairy. Bobbie's fairy books have sold more than 50,000 copies and received 25 children's book awards. Bobbie rec ...…
 
Today's interview is with indie kid lit authors Austin J. Bailey, Nathaniel Gold and Yolanda King.In today's interview you will hear from these authors how they have used Instafreebie. This is the third of a three-part Instafreebie based interview, which we chose to do given it's such an important way for authors to get subscribers and build th ...…
 
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Art of Show : Illustrators, Authors, Animators and more making Art for Kids!
 
We all know what it is like to be rejected. Aaron Reynolds was rejected 390 times before finding success in the kidlit industry. Join us as we chat about the creative process, how time is sometimes the best editor and how Aaron's theater background influences his work.Shownotes: www.brandoncullum.com/27…
 
Today's interview is with Instafreebie's Director of Business Development, Ashley Durrer.InstaFreebie was created in 2014 with a mission to accelerate great stories and big ideas. As the book world’s leading platform for exclusive access to sneak peeks, advance previews, and special giveaways, we live our mission every day and give readers a ch ...…
 
Orli Zuravicky is a Senior Editor at Scholastic and the author of the forthcoming Happily Ever Afterlife middle grade novel series. In this interview we talk about: How an Editor chooses an Illustrator. How to approach an Editor at a conference. How being an Editor helped Orli become a better writer. Why manuscript submissions get rejected. Why ...…
 
The April KidLit Drink Night podcast is slam packed with awesome! Newbery Medal winning author Kwame Alexander joins us to discuss his work and the power of poetry, and recommends a tropical beverage. Since April is National Poetry month, we offer suggestions on some of our favorite kidlit novels in verse. We recount the humor and pathos of aut ...…
 
Today's interview is with indie author J. Philip Horne.J. Philip Horne probably shouldn’t be alive. Born in Florida, he grew up overseas, for the most part, spending much of his childhood in Liberia and Micronesia. During those years, he experienced numerous attempts on his life. The wannabe killers included malaria, spinal meningitis, blood po ...…
 
Marty Chan is one of E-Town’s most successful writers ever. He’s best known for his popular children’s and young adult books including Keepers of the Vault, Infinity Coil, and the award-winning The Mystery of the Frozen Brains. But he’s also a screenwriter who worked on the TV series Jake and the Kid and received a Gemini nomination for his TV ...…
 
Today's interview is with award-winning and bestselling author, podcast host, keynote speaker, and Director of Marketing for Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson.Kevin has dozens of novels, novellas, and non-fiction books available and is producing more every day. He currently lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with his amazing wife Kara—though the two of t ...…
 
On the March KidLit Drink Night podcast, the Superfriends dissect speculative fiction. What does the term mean? And how is it different from science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism? Samuel Montgomery-Blinn, publisher of Bull Spec speculative fiction magazine, joins us in Studio Bag End for a lively discussion. Also, we drink a bucket 'o s ...…
 
Podcast Ep 40 | Chris Haughton Join Rocco and illustrator/author Chris Haughton on this creative and charming episode of KidLit Podcast. Learn about his books, including the newest: GOODNIGHT EVERYONE. What’s it about? A little bear who isn’t sleepy enough to say, “Goodnight!” Chris points us to the direction of the Ursa Minor and Ursa Major co ...…
 
Podcast Ep 40 | Chris Haughton Join Rocco and illustrator/author Chris Haughton on this creative and charming episode of KidLit Podcast. Learn about his books, including the newest: GOODNIGHT EVERYONE. What’s it about? A little bear who isn’t sleepy enough to say, “Goodnight!” Chris points us to the direction of the Ursa Minor and Ursa Major co ...…
 
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The Book of Life: Jewish Books, Music, Film & Web
 
Info on projects in which you might want to participate! Read4Refugees fundraiser through 3/31/17, Call Me Ishmael 3/27-4/4/17, apply for the TENT Jewish kidlit retreat by 4/24/17. Listen to the show for details. www.bookoflifepodcast.com
 
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Art of Show : Illustrators, Authors, Animators and more making Art for Kids!
 
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own creative agency. What about working with an agent to illustrate a children's book? Sometimes it can be scary to step out of what you are used and go after a dream. In this episode we chat with Luke Flowers. From magazine illustrations, to creative direction for camps to a 1980's take of famous Pixar mo ...…
 
The classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears is great to read aloud during your next storytime! Let’s read it together. Based on the Charming version by the Victorian writer Andrew Lang. Read by Natasha. Once upon a time there were three bears, who lived together in a house of their own in a wood. One of them was a little, small wee bear; o ...…
 
The classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears is great to read aloud during your next storytime! Let’s read it together. Based on the Charming version by the Victorian writer Andrew Lang. Read by Natasha. Once upon a time there were three bears, who lived together in a house of their own in a wood. One of them was a little, small wee bear; o ...…
 
We sit down with Olivia Rivers, an awesome author who we met at the San Francisco Writers Conference on a panel Justin was modeling (Self Publishing vs Traditional in Kidlit). BIO: Olivia Rivers is a hybrid author of Young Adult fiction. Her love of technology led her to enter the indie-publishing world, and she is also traditionally published ...…
 
Today's interview is with author Justin Sloan.Justin is a video game writer (with credits on such games as Game of Thrones, Walking Dead: Michonne, and Tales from the Borderlands), novelist (Justice is Calling, Hounds of God, Falls of Redemption), and screenwriter (adaptations such as Wrecked and Kick). His children's books include the Allie St ...…
 
In part one, we talked about query letters and how to submit your work to an agent with Jennifer March Soloway, Associate Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Today in part two we talk about: Beginning writer? Learn more on how to get started! What makes a great Critique Group – and why you need one. Why you should learn to think like an Edit ...…
 
Sample audiobook ofCLIFTON CHASE AND THE ARROW OF LIGHTMG Fantasy Adventure (JME Books & Beacon Audiobooks)Ages: 8+, similar to Percy Jackson, Narnia, Harry PotterA bullied boy finds a magic arrow that leads him back in time. There, he must rescue two princes from a tyrant king before its too late and he becomes the very history he is studying. ...…
 
The Superfriends get crafty on the February podcast! Join us for a roundtable discussion on the craft of writing. How do writers become better writers? And where do we turn for inspiration when the creative well runs dry? The Superfriends discuss their earliest attempts at writing and Camille finally discloses her Hogwarts house. We drink a mos ...…
 
Podcast Ep 42 | Peg + Cat The Penguin Problem On this episode of KidLit Podcast join Rocco, Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson as they help Peg and Cat solve a problem at the Animal Winter Games. The skiing penguins in the race keep crashing into things! And to make matters worse they don’t even know the terms “over,” “under,” and “in between!” F ...…
 
Podcast Ep 42 | Peg + Cat The Penguin Problem On this episode of KidLit Podcast join Rocco, Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson as they help Peg and Cat solve a problem at the Animal Winter Games. The skiing penguins in the race keep crashing into things! And to make matters worse they don’t even know the terms “over,” “under,” and “in between!” F ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Indie Kidlit Podcast. On this episode Elena and Marti discuss the interviews they've done so far, and what they've learned from the advice and experience provided.Lessons learned at a quick glance (you need to listen to the podcast to get the nitty gritty details:- Justin Johnson covered amazon ads and gave Marti and ...…
 
Today's interview is with traditionally published author Tara Lazar.Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit.Her picture books are THE MONSTORE; I THOUGHT T ...…
 
Today's interview is with author Emma Warner-Reed.Emma is a qualified lawyer, academic, author and legal journalist. Emma has a regular legal column in Woman’s Weekly magazine, and has written a number of legal textbooks for academic publishers, including Pearson Longman and Rutledge. Her children's fiction books are the middle grade fantasy 'D ...…
 
Today's interview is with author Rachel Toalson. Rachel also writes under the pen name L.R Patton.The themes of identity and love amid difficult circumstances often show up in Rachel Toalson's writing, and no matter their age, gender or genre preferences, readers around the world enjoy and anticipate her hopeful message of bravery, transparency ...…
 
Today's interview is with middle grade author Justin Johnson.Justin Johnson is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling stories Farty Marty and Grade School Super Hero. He has also written many other popular stories including, The Trip of a Lifetime, The Jungle, Zack and Zebo, and Coby Collins. Absurd adventures and outrageous humor are kind of ...…
 
Welcome to the second episode of the Indie Kidlit Podcast. Today's interview is with author and indie publishing expert Darcy Pattison.Darcy S. Pattison is a writer of fiction and nonfiction children’s literature, a blogger, writing teacher and indie publisher. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Although she is best known for h ...…
 
Welcome to the brand new and informative INDIE KIDLIT PODCAST, helping children's book and middle grade authors find their audience and sell more books! Your hosts are indie kid lit authors Marti Dumas and Elena Paige. Today's interview is with author Adam Maxwell.Adam is the author of The Lost Bookshop Adventure books which include The Lost Bo ...…
 
KQED’s Cy Musiker and David Wiegand share their picks for great shows around the Bay Area this week. One of the things we brood about here at the Do List (besides global annihilation) is the shortage of music clubs in the South Bay. And then along comes San Jose Jazz Winterfest, with its conucopia of great shows, and our mood lifts off like a R ...…
 
What if your parents called you a “dummy” all your life? What would you do? The Golden Goose is a tale of a young boy who can’t be that much of a dummy, because he found a golden goose and made the most significant people of the local town look like fools. His secret? He had a kind heart. Let’s read together on this episode of KidLit Podcast wi ...…
 
What if your parents called you a “dummy” all your life? What would you do? The Golden Goose is a tale of a young boy who can’t be that much of a dummy, because he found a golden goose and made the most significant people of the local town look like fools. His secret? He had a kind heart. Let’s read together on this episode of KidLit Podcast wi ...…
 
Jennifer March Soloway is an Associate Agent at the reputable Andrea Brown Literary Agency. In this interview: How to pitch your story to an Agent. What’s a query letter? …and how to write one. Why it’s important to keep revising, rewriting and resubmitting your story. What is the Big Sur Writing Workshop? …and why you should go. What do a Toy ...…
 
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People I Think Are Cool
 
Alexis Frederick-Frost is an writer/illustrator based in the DC area. He is best known for co-creating the popular kidlit comic series Adventures in Cartooning. In this episode, we talk about his new book Hocus Focus, making comics for kids, and breaking gender stereotypes in children's literature. You can follow Alexis on Instagram & Twitter. ...…
 
Podcast Ep 41 | Andrea Davis Pinkney Join Rocco and Andrea Davis Pinkney as they chat about her picture book biography: A POEM FOR PETER, on this episode of KidLit Podcast. Learn the history of Ezra Jack Keats and celebrate his 100th birthday. Andrea even discusses the Red Mitten Project with First Book, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gi ...…
 
Podcast Ep 41 | Andrea Davis Pinkney Join Rocco and Andrea Davis Pinkney as they chat about her picture book biography: A POEM FOR PETER, on this episode of KidLit Podcast. Learn the history of Ezra Jack Keats and celebrate his 100th birthday. Andrea even discusses the Red Mitten Project with First Book, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gi ...…
 
The tale of ANDROCLES AND THE LION written by Aesop teaches the lesson that “Gratitude is the sign of a noble soul!” A story perfect for your next story time! Read by Natasha. Duration 6 minutes 5 seconds Proofread by Claire Deakin. It happened in ancient times that a slave named Androcles escaped from his master and fled into the forest, and h ...…
 
The tale of ANDROCLES AND THE LION written by Aesop teaches the lesson that “Gratitude is the sign of a noble soul!” A story perfect for your next story time! Read by Natasha. Duration 6 minutes 5 seconds Proofread by Claire Deakin. It happened in ancient times that a slave named Androcles escaped from his master and fled into the forest, and h ...…
 
Reading to your kids is a fantastic way to teach your kids about anything. It only follows then that multicultural children’s books would be an excellent way to teach your children about other cultures. But despite the number of mixed-race families and immigrants increasingly growing in the United States, the number of multicultural books being ...…
 
Podcast Ep 43 | Richard Michelson Calling all Star Trek fans! On this episode of KidLit Podcast Richard Michelson tells us the story about Leonard Nimoy’s life and his love for the performing arts. Leonard’s parents, who were immigrants, felt out of place in America and did not understand his dream of becoming an actor. Find out how he made his ...…
 
Podcast Ep 43 | Richard Michelson Calling all Star Trek fans! On this episode of KidLit Podcast Richard Michelson tells us the story about Leonard Nimoy’s life and his love for the performing arts. Leonard’s parents, who were immigrants, felt out of place in America and did not understand his dream of becoming an actor. Find out how he made his ...…
 
In our jam-packed January episode, the superfriends recap/emote about our favorite 2016 reads and gush about the books we’re looking forward to in 2017. Special guest Johanna Albrecht, Children’s Book Manager at Flyleaf Books, joins us in Studio Bag End to class up the place. Superfriend Amy mixes a drink that does not disappoint (finally!) and ...…
 
It’s story time with Storynory! Join us this time with a grasshopper who loves to play music, while the ants work, work, work in THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS. Read by Natasha Adapted by Bertie Picture by Milo Winter I’m an artist, and as everyone knows, artists are usually rather poor. Normally, I don’t mind about that. When the sun is shining, ...…
 
It’s story time with Storynory! Join us this time with a grasshopper who loves to play music, while the ants work, work, work in THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS. Read by Natasha Adapted by Bertie Picture by Milo Winter I’m an artist, and as everyone knows, artists are usually rather poor. Normally, I don’t mind about that. When the sun is shining, ...…
 
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