The Triumphant Return of The Children’s Book Podcast! (+ Logo Reveal!)
Let us go back to 2013. It was a simpler time. It was also the year teacher-librarian Matthew Winner decided to give the podcasting thing a try.
The Let’s Get Busy podcast was born.
Since then, the show has undergone a few changes . . .
. . . before eventually settling in as The Children’s Book Podcast. Over the years, Matthew has shared great conversations with hundreds of folks in the children’s literature world: authors, illustrators, editors, agents, educators, and more.
On a personal note, The Children’s Book Podcast was a big influence as Colby Sharp and I started our own show, The Yarn podcast. Matthew showed it could be done, and what could be done in an audio show about children’s books.
When Matthew became Head of Podcasts at A Kids Co. in 2021, the show when on hiatus. But now, The Children’s Book Podcast is back, with a new format and a fresh look:
The wonderful new logo is designed by Duke Stebbins.
As it returns, the show is shifting gears a bit. It will still feature plenty of authors and illustrators, but the show will be more for kids than in the past (kids ages 6-10+ and their grownups). Episodes will also be shorter (around 15 min. each) and more “classroom ready”, for teachers and librarians to use with students.
You can listen to the trailer below (featuring Kelly Yang (NEW FROM HERE, FRONT DESK), Torrey Maldonado (HANDS, WHAT LANE!?, TIGHT), and Rebecca Sheir (CIRCLE ROUND podcast) and Matthew’s kids). New episodes arrive in January 2023.
Join me in welcoming back The Children’s Book Podcast!
And here’s a full description:
Exploring big ideas and the way that stories can help us feel seen, understood, and valued. The Children’s Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf. Hosted by a teacher and school librarian, each episode seeks to connect kids and listeners of all ages to powerful, impactful, and lasting stories, and the people who tell them.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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