SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Digital Directory of Podcasts for Kids

ELEMENTARY

 

Buttons & Figs

Ages: 4-10 

Buttons & Figs #48 Podcast: Gorey Nonsense with author Lori Mortensen; a crazy, delightful podcast full of fascinating fun, wordplay, activities, and whimsy.

Lori Mortensen 

 

Interview with Author Cynthia Grady

Ages: 5-8 

Interview with author Cynthia Grady about the writing of WRITE TO ME: LETTERS FROM JAPANESE AMERICAN CHILDREN TO THE LIBRARIAN THEY LEFT BEHIND.

Cynthia Grady 

 

Journey with Story 

Ages: 4-10

A weekly storytelling podcast with Kathleen T. Pelley. The author also has a large selection of free downloadable activity guides on her website.

Kathleen T. Pelley

 

KidLit RADIO – Author & Illustrator Interviews and Read-Out-Loud Storytime Podcasts

Ages: 3-8

KidLit RADIO podcasts feature lively interviews with authors & illustrators and books read aloud.

Julie Gribble 

 

Kids Only Podcast

Ages: 6-11 

Listen to snappy stories with a twist. 

Krys Saclier

 

Reading With Your Kids – THE HEALING STAR 

Grades: 3-6 

Enjoy an episode of Reading With Your Kids featuring A. Kidd, author of THE HEALING STAR, a light middle grade fantasy.

A. Kidd 

 

The Fina Mendoza Mysteries Podcast

Ages: 7-12

Free 8-part audio drama about the daughter of a congressman who solves the mystery of the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill.

Kitty Felde

 

Winking Cat Tales

Ages: 4+

Musicals written by Patricia Haines-Ainsworth recorded with professional actors & musicians, & made available as a free podcast. More episodes and activities will be added.

Patricia Haines-Ainsworth

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Book Club for Kids Podcast

Grades: 6-8 

Middle grade readers discuss a novel, interview the author, and hear a reading from the book by a celebrity.

Kitty Felde 

 

This Week in the Multiverse Podcast: Making a Mirror Universe Mini-Series 

Ages: 8-12 

A mini-series of “This Week in the Multiverse” podcast episodes will focus on exercises for building an alternate Earth.

S.G. Wilson 

HIGH SCHOOL

Oh My Word!

Grades: 9-12 

Oh My Word! is a newly launched podcast about books, films, and musicals.

E. L. Tenenbaum

 

ADULT

 

How to Superpower Children’s Picture Books!

Ages: Adult (Parents, Caregivers, Educators) 

Super valuable PODCAST episode! Join Sonia, Children’s Author and Senior Speech & Language Pathologist on her podcast; chat about children with Sonia Bestulic.

Sonia Bestulic 

 

Prepublished Podcast

Ages: 12-100

Sophia Bennett talks to established writers and editors about the craft of writing, and their favorite tips for making you and your writing stand out.

Sophia Bennett 

 

ALL

 

The Book Creator Podcast

Ages: 16-Adult 

Ever want to learn how to start creating your book? Here you go!

Rachel DiNunzio

 

THE PAPER KINGDOM 

Ages: All 

Author Helena Ku Rhee and illustrator Pascal Campion discussed their new book THE PAPER KINGDOM on this inspiring NPR interview.

Helena Ku Rhee