Travel Dreams Inspired By What We Read & Watch

As more families start to travel again this spring and summer, we’re chatting about our own wanderlust, and how it relates to the media we consume. We talk about where we’ve been, where we’d like to go, and how the books we read and the shows we watch have inspired our travel goals. Plus we’ve got updates to what we’re reading (and listening to), and what YOU’re reading too. Join us!

Sponsor Spotlight: Ana Luisa

Ana Luisa designs ethically-made jewelry with a conscience, with new styles released every Friday. Allegra loves these Sia earrings and Sarah’s a huge fan of the Mara ringVisit www.analuisa.com/kidlit to shop for timeless, beautiful jewelry pieces.

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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Technology That Helps Us Read, Listen & Play

Behind the books we read, the podcasts we love, the movies we watch, and the music we listen to are the methods by which we consume the media. From smart speakers to apps, headphones to charging solutions, today’s episode is all about the tech in our lives that helps us consume the media we love. As always, we finish the episode with what we’re reading and what you’re reading. Join us!

Sponsor Spotlight: Ana Luisa

Ana Luisa designs ethically-made jewelry with a conscience, with new styles released every Friday. Check out the Ana Luisa Mother’s Day sale and get 15% all products (order by May 5 in the US to gift in time for Mother’s Day!). Allegra loves these Sia earrings and Sarah’s a huge fan of the Chloe ring. Visit www.analuisa.com/kidlitmd to shop for timeless, beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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TV Series For Tweens, Teens & Families

From animated comedies to edgy documentaries, 1990s mega-hits to new releases, our family is big into streaming television lately. Today’s episode is fully of recommendations for TV shows to watch as a family as well as shows specifically for elementary-aged viewers, tweens, and teens. As always, we round out the episode with book recommendations inspired by what we’re reading AND what you’re reading with your kids these days. Join us!

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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Cookbooks, Cooking Shows & Apps, And More Food Media

Let’s talk about food and cooking–and the media that helps us make and eat yummy stuff! In Episode 27 we share our favorite ways to get kids inspired in the kitchen, from magazines to cookbooks, TV shows to apps. Allegra talks about a multi-course, internationally-inspired meal she recently made from scratch for a school project, and, as always, we round out the episode with what we’re reading and what YOU’re reading. Join us!

What you’re reading:

Amibeth emailed us a great list of book recommendations based on what she is reading to, and with, her three boys, ages 6 and 3 (twins!):

Connor (Age 6):

Read Alouds to Connor:

Read Alouds with all 3 kids:

I (mom, Amibeth) am reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Books, Audiobooks, Movies, YouTube Channels, Apps & More!)

Today’s episode is a BIG roundup of the books, movies, and other media our family has been loving lately. We cover everything from little kid tablet games to YouTube art tutorials, sci-fi books to documentary series. And, as always, we share what we’ve been reading AND what you’ve been reading. Join us!

StoryWorth

This episode is sponsored by StoryWorth, a perfect gift for grandparents and other loved ones this holiday season. No shipping is required, and you can gift a subscription right up until Christmas (great for last-minute shopping!). Save $10 at storyworth.com/kidlit.

In the order we discussed them…

What you’re reading:

Valerie wrote to say that she and 7-year-old Samantha have been enjoying the Wildwood Chronicles series by Colin Meloy.

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Not-So-Scary Halloween Books, Movies & Games

It’s October, and we’re excited to celebrate Halloween all month long with books, movies, TV series, games, and activities. Join us in our post-hiatus return for an all-Halloween chat to get you inspired for the month ahead. And, as always, we’ll share what we’ve been reading lately. Enjoy!

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its fourth season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!

What you’re reading:

Send us an email (hello@kidliteratepodcast.com) or a voicemail about what YOU are reading these days, and we might feature your family on the podcast! Be sure to tell us kids’ names and ages along with the books they recommend (and we love to hear what parents are reading, too!).

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

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Survivor Vs. The Amazing Race

We’re big fans of long-running reality competition shows Survivor and The Amazing Race–but we have differing opinions on how best to view them as a family. Join us for a fun, friendly mom-daughter debate about which show we like best, which makes for the best family viewing, and which show we’d rather be a contestant on. Enjoy!

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its third season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Documentaries For Preschoolers Through Tweens

Family movie night doesn’t have to be for fictional tales only–we love a good documentary or documentary series in our house! With so many kids spending more time at home these days–and even learning remotely–we thought we’d round up a list of good documentaries for preschoolers through tweens and teens. Join us!

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its third season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!

Documentaries we discussed (and a few more we forgot to mention!)

What you’re reading:

  • Clara, age 11, recommends Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and The Strangers (#1 in the Greystone Secrets series) by the same author

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Our Family’s Favorites Lately (Podcasts, TV, Audiobooks, Apps & More!)

We have recommendations to share across a bunch of genres this week! Listen for a grab bag episode full of podcast, audiobook, television, app, and video game recommendations from our family to yours–plus, as always, we share what WE’re reading and what YOU’re reading. Join us!

What you’re reading:

  • Listener Rachel from Georgia emailed us her son Eli’s synopsis of Evil Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Classic Cartoons (Featuring Guest Co-Hosts Reid & Violet)

We’re going back in our TV time machine to celebrate some beloved cartoons from a generation (or more) ago. Sarah is joined by guest co-hosts 9-year-old Reid and 7-year-old Violet for their thoughts on which classic cartoon TV shows hold up for their amusement. Join us!

What you’re reading:

Email us at hello@kidliteratepodcast.com – we’d love to hear from you!