Podcasts are a fantastic way to discover a whole new world of reading. From uncovering the next must-read novel to delving into how books are created, there really is something for everyone!
Below are a selection of our favourite podcasts for young readers, storytellers and families. Why not give them a listen in the car on the way to school or during a long car journey to the beach?
1. Book Club for Kids
As one of The Time’s Top 10 Podcasts for Children, Book Club for Kids should be a staple in any literary-fan’s library. Each episode is led by a group of children discussing their favourite books, and regular features include interviews and celebrity book readings.
2. All the Wonders: The Children’s Book Podcast
For an insightful look into the wonderful world of literature, All the Wonders is a fantastic place to find your next favourite novel, featuring interviews with up-and-coming authors.
3. Fun Kids Book Club
Perfect for first-time podcast listeners, Fun Kids Book Club is an accessible and fun way to discover the latest stories and picture books hitting the shelves.
4. KidLit RADIO
For discussions on key themes and current hot-topics in literature, KidLit RADIO is a great place to start. Each episode focuses on a different topic, including climate change, Women’s History Month and more.
5. Publisher’s Weekly KidsCast
For interviews with authors, the PW KidsCast is the place to be!
Stornynory specialises in audio stories, which are perfect for young children. Why not listen to them on a commute or just before bedtime?
7. What If World
For inquisitive young minds, What If World engages curiosity and encourages creativity. Each episode tells a unique story about a quirky idea sent in by a listener, such as the age-old question: what if cats ruled the world?
For an insightful and informative look into the creative process behind creating a picture book, Picturebooking is a fascinating listen. Each episode features an interview with an author or illustrator into their experience of creating their book.
9. Lu and Bean Read
Led by a family of readers, Lu and Bean Read cover everything from reviews to following their journey of publishing a picture book.
10. Books Between
Finally, Books Between is perfect for teachers, parents and librarians, providing lots of fantastic ideas for sharing your love of literature with children.