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, or a great way to keep them entertained whether they’re at home or on the move. 

Don’t fret 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.

Book Club for Kids

Kitty Felde (great name) hosts this podcast with a group of young readers, mostly middle graders. Episodes usually center around a discussion of a specific book, but there are also ones that feature children’s authors who talk more about the process of writing.

Available at: Book Club for Kids website

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 favorite author will make an appearance!

Available at: All The Wonders website

Buttons & Figs

This is the podcast for the youngest readers. It’s a great introduction to the world of words and children’s literature with a great tagline: “what nonsense will you make?” The general silliness and attention to creativity and interactivity is sure to capture the attention of even the youngest of audiences.

Available at: Buttons and Figs website

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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 at: Fun Kids Book Worms 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 at: Book Riot

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The Yarn

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.

Apple podcast link here.

Storynory

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 at: Storynory website

Curious City

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!

Update: As of late 2023, the podcast seems to be gone. However, you can still find plenty of great reading resources for kids on their website.