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The Children's Book Podcast

Feb 16, 2024

Laura Numeroff shares If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins) and Raising a Hero, a story of about a puppy with a lot to learn on his adventure of becoming someone‚Äôs life-changing friend and helper. 

Visit Laura online at

Canine Companions website

You can pick up your own copy of If You...

Feb 9, 2024

Introducing the winners and honors of the Sydney Taylor Book Award (2024), 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

  • 2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour - link

Jan 31, 2024

Hanna Mousabeck shares Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine (Chronicle Books), a story of a father and his daughters, who may not be able to return home . . . but they can celebrate stories of their homeland!

Visit Hannah online at

You can pick up your own copy of Homeland: My...

Aug 17, 2023

John Schu and Lauren Castillo share This Is a Story, inviting us to imagine the myriad ways that books can foster connection and understanding--and how they can empower children, through their own passions, to transform the world.

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired on March 14,...

Aug 10, 2023

Torrey Maldonado shares HANDS, a story about Trevor, a twelve-year-old who is a gifted comic-book artist, a good student, and would do anything to protect his mom and sisters.

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired on February 14, 2023.