Press play on podcasts: Whether you’re new to podcasts or looking for something fresh, these picks will keep kids of all ages listening and learning.
The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The host, Kitty Felde, and a group of middle grade readers get together to discuss a favorite book, talk to the author, listen to a celebrity guest reader, and answer live questions from fellow young readers listening in. Running time: 20 minutes per episode
A Book Riot podcast that pairs the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. This podcast will explore how children’s book authors are responding to world events, give you an inside look into authors’ and illustrators’ creative processes, and, provide you with all the children’s book recommendations you could ever wish for. Running time: 40 minutes to 1 hour per episode
A podcast that inspires kids to think critically and express creatively through wordplay. Buttons & Figs introduces kids to great nonsense literature, poetry, and songs. This helps kids make sense of the world and gets them to think critically and express creatively. Running time: 10 minutes to 30 minutes per episode
Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. With a fourth season well on its way, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to comedians trying to get answers to questions like: “Why is space so dark if it’s full of stars?” and “Why do humans dance?” Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Each week, pirates, fairies, wizards, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric, the host, tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. These stories aim to keep the listener laughing and learning. Running time: 20 minutes per episode
Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Children can learn all about the subject of mindfulness through activities and relaxing stories with interest piquing topics such as sea creatures, clouds, and space. Running time: 15 minutes per episode