Listening to a children’s book podcast is a great way to learn by different means – it could be an interesting way to mix up homeschooling. In normal life, it’s a great way to keep them entertained whether they’re at home or on the move. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what’s out there or where to find them. We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the nine best children’s book podcasts.
All The Wonders
This is still a podcast for young readers, but it is aimed at older children. Each episode goes behind the scenes of a book with its author. There’s a whole archive online, so you can be sure their favourite author will make an appearance! Available on their website.
Book Club for Kids
Kitty Felde hosts this podcast with a group of young readers. Most episodes center around a discussion of a specific book, but there are also ones that feature a children’s author who talks more about the process of writing. Available here.
Buttons & Figs
This is the podcast for the youngest readers. It’s a great introduction to the world of words and children’s literature. Nonsense and silliness are sure to capture the attention of even the youngest of audiences. Available on their website.
This podcast has a really interesting format: each episode focuses on a theme within children’s literature. It covers everything from dreams to gender. It’s also a great place to start if you’re looking for something different to read! Available here.
Fun Kids Book Worms
This is an engaging podcast from Fun Kids radio. Episodes are released once every two weeks, when presenter Bex is joined by an author who will discuss and then read a portion of their book. Arguably the best children’s podcast on this list. Available on their website.
The Guardian Children’s Books
The most recent episodes of this podcast date back to 2016. There’s still so much interesting content, though. Some of the biggest names in children’s literature feature, from Jacqueline Wilson to Judith Kerr. Available here.
Kidlit These Days
Book Riot’s podcast brings books into context – they explore a current issue and how this relates to children’s literature. Some episodes also feature special guests, such as authors and others who work in the business. Available on their website.
This podcast also goes behind the scenes. Authors and illustrators talk about their process, and episodes such as ‘Colby and Travis – 2021 Preview’ are a great place to get some recommendations. Available here.
This is the perfect podcast for the child who loves to read, but struggles to fall asleep. ‘Storynory’ is a compilation of different books being narrated. There is a wide variety of genres to choose from, including originals and classics. Available on their website.