Series: Kidlit These Days

Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.

E42: Kidlit Holiday Gift Guide

Nicole and Matthew share a selection of the books they’ve recommended most this year. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life. , Spacebattle Lunchtime Vol. 3 by Natalie Riess from Oni Lion Forge Publishing Group, and Odessa by Jonathan Hill from Oni Lion Forge…

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Welcome To Kidlit These Days

Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. Join hosts Matthew and Nicole as they dig into current events and recommend books for kids from birth to middle school! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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E41: Talking to Kids about the Election

Nicole and Matthew talk about the election, political leadership, and using your voice to bring about democratic change. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life, Julian at the Wedding by Jessica Love, and Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Management. To get…

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E40: Calling on the Strength of Our Ancestors

Nicole and Matthew talk about the ancestral strength and the ability to look ahead knowing who and what has already come before you. Joining us is special guest Tami Charles, author of All Because You Matter, illustrated by Bryan Collier. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead, Frankie and…

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E39: Self-Publishing and Getting It Right

Nicole and Matthew talk about the opportunistic and demanding world of self-publishing and why some self-published authors say that traditional publishing was never an option.Joining is special guest Suhani Parikh, author ofShreya’s Very Own Style and the founder of Modern Marigold Books. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead,…

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E38: School in the Cloud

Nicole and Matthew talk about cloud-based schooling, self-organized learning environments, and school reimagined in fantasy fiction. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life, The Wizerd And the Potion of Dreams! from Oni Lion Forge Publishing Group, and Croaked! from Yellow Jacket, an imprint of…

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E37: Graphic Novels from Lived Experiences

Nicole and Matthew talk about #ownvoices representation in comics, pocket culture, and we reflect on Black Panther and the late Chadwick Boseman.Joining is special guest Paul Meyer, co-author of Under the Cottonwood Tree: El Susto de la Curandera, a graphic novel with Carlos Meyer and illustrated by Margaret Hardy. This episode is sponsored by TBR,…

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Celebrating ADA 30

Nicole and Matthew celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Joining is special guest Keah Brown, a disability rights activist and journalist, creator of the hashtag #DisabledAndCute, and author of the upcoming Sam’s Super Seats. This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized…

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E35: A Different Kind of Back-To-School

Nicole and Matthew discuss how the coronavirus is affecting decisions to reopen schools and what school will look like in the fall. This episode is sponsored by: Read or Dead, Book Riot’s mystery/thriller podcast Act by Kayla Miller, HMH Books for Young Readers Peng!: Action Sports Adventures from Oni Press To get even more kidlit…

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E34: OwnVoices, Heard and Valued

Nicole and Matthew discuss the creation and use of the #OwnVoices hashtag, representation of diversity in kidlit, and the value of storytelling through lived experience. This episode is sponsored by: TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life Libro.fm Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot…

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