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The Children's Book Podcast

Apr 1, 2023

Students, teachers, and librarians, you’re invited to participate in the Authors Take Action #ClimatePoemProject! I’m joining other children’s poets and authors to share poetry prompts on the theme of “climate” for National Poetry Month and Earth Day, April 2023.

  • Authors Take Action website -

Feb 28, 2023

Natasha Khan Kazi shares Moon's Ramadan, a debut picture book and modern holiday classic capturing the magic and meaning of one of the world's most joyful and important celebrations.


BOOK DESCRIPTION: Moon's Ramadan by Natasha Khan Kazi

Page Length: 40 pages

Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

With radiant and welcoming art,...

Feb 21, 2023

Kim Rogers shares Just Like Grandma, a story about wanting, more than anything, to be just like the special elder in your life. 


BOOK DESCRIPTION: Just Like Grandma by Kim Rogers; illustrated by Julie Flett.

Page Length: 32 pages

Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

In this lyrical picture book by Kim Rogers (Wichita), with...

Feb 14, 2023

Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd of Alphabet Rockers share YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a story reminding us that when we step up to support one another, we can make a world where everyone knows they belong.


BOOK DESCRIPTION: You Are Not Alone by Alphabet Rockers; illustrated by Ashley Evans.

Page Length: 56 pages

Ages 4 to 8

Feb 10, 2023

Introducing the winners and honors of the Sydney Taylor Book Award (2023), presented annually by the Association of Jewish Libraries to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.



  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Website - link

  • 2023 Sydney Taylor Book Award...