Clicky

KidLit TV

KidLit TV KidLit TV - American Association of School Librarians Best Digital Tool for Teaching and Learning! Explore the world of children's books with videos for kids and their grown-ups!

Gold Parents' Choice Award Winner Thank you for visiting KidLit TV, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award! We are a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award winning filmmakers all working together to bring great books to kids! Our mission is to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their

Gold Parents' Choice Award Winner Thank you for visiting KidLit TV, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award! We are a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award winning filmmakers all working together to bring great books to kids! Our mission is to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their

Operating as usual

📚✨Congrats to Selina Alko whose #picturebook I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS has been selected as one of Bank Street College of Educ...
05/24/2022

📚✨Congrats to Selina Alko whose #picturebook I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS has been selected as one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of 2022! Join Selina for #ReadySetDraw & learn how to create The Statue of Liberty in the style of the book’s cover!🗽 Watch here: https://www.kidlit.tv/ready-set-draw-with-selina-alko-i-is-for-immigrants/

#tlchat #kidlit

YAY! ✨KidLit TV Alum Yuyi Morales’ #picturebook BRIGHT STAR🌟 is one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’...
05/24/2022
Read Out Loud BRIGHT STAR / LUCERO by Yuyi Morales - KidLit TV

YAY! ✨KidLit TV Alum Yuyi Morales’ #picturebook BRIGHT STAR🌟 is one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of 2022! 🎊
Join Yuyi for #ReadOutLoud as she reads her breathtaking book, offering young readers love & hope in an uncertain world. 💖 Watch here: https://www.kidlit.tv/read-out-loud-bright-star-lucero-by-yuyi-morales/

Holiday House Books for Young People

Join Caldecott Medalist Yuyi Morales, creator of DREAMERS, for Read Out Loud as she shares BRIGHT STAR, her breathtaking new... Read more »

✨Congratulations to KidLit TV Alum Yuyi Morales whose #picturebook BRIGHT STAR🌟 is one of Bank Street College of Educati...
05/24/2022

✨Congratulations to KidLit TV Alum Yuyi Morales whose #picturebook BRIGHT STAR🌟 is one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of 2022! Join Yuyi for #StoryMakers as she shares a song 🎶 & the important messages in this stunning book: https://www.kidlit.tv/storymakers-with-yuyi-morales-bright-star-lucero/

Holiday House Books for Young People #tlchat

Excitement!✨ KidLit TV Alum Klauss Verplancke’s #picturebook, THE KING'S GOLDEN BEARD is one of Bank Street College of E...
05/24/2022

Excitement!✨ KidLit TV Alum Klauss Verplancke’s #picturebook, THE KING'S GOLDEN BEARD is one of Bank Street College of Education’s BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2022! 💂🏿‍♀️💂🏽💂🏼‍♂️Join Klaas for #ReadySetDraw & learn to draw the guards from this fantastic “hairy tale”!🧔‍♂️👑 Watch here: https://www.kidlit.tv/ready-set-draw-the-guards-from-the-kings-golden-beard/

#tlchat #kidlit Minedition US Books for Children

📚✨We’re honoring the work of beloved children’s book author & illustrator Floyd Cooper on KidLit TV’s KidLit at Home. Fi...
05/24/2022

📚✨We’re honoring the work of beloved children’s book author & illustrator Floyd Cooper on KidLit TV’s KidLit at Home. Find our entire #ReadOutLoud series featuring well-known authors like Nikki Grimes, Don Tate, Crystal Allen, Tameka Fryer Brown, Judy Allen, and Patti Gauch reading their favorite Floyd Cooper books in one place! Watch here: kidlit.tv/kidlit-at-home/

#ownvoices #FloydCooper #floydcooperday

✨NEW EPISODE!✨ On #StoryMakers join Portia Clare as she shares her touching picture book, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A PUPPY'...
05/18/2022

✨NEW EPISODE!✨ On #StoryMakers join Portia Clare as she shares her touching picture book, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A PUPPY'S TALE.🐶

📚It's the true story of the special relationship between Portia and her childhood pet dachshund puppy Sandy who passed away following an illness.

💗Portia discusses ways to remember cherished pets and shows young readers how to create a memory box full of photos and keepsakes to honor a dear, lost animal friend.

🎥Watch on the KidLit TV website: https://www.kidlit.tv/StoryMakersPortiaClare

PR From The Heart Portia Y. Clare
#kidlit #kidlittv #booksaboutdogs #kidsbooksaboutloss #kidsbookstagram

We are so ✨EXCITED✨ to share the details of KidLit TV team member Danielle Davis’ 📚VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH📚 for her new pict...
05/12/2022

We are so ✨EXCITED✨ to share the details of KidLit TV team member Danielle Davis’ 📚VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH📚 for her new picture book TO MAKE on 6/7!

You're invited to this free, on-line storytime, chat, + activity hosted by Brave and Kind Books!

To register, follow the link in Danielle’s IG profile (@writesinla) or head here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-make-book-launch-w-danielle-davis-mags-deroma-tickets-336781491507

HarperKids Books
#kidlit #kidlittv #kidsbookstagram #virtualbooklaunch #booklaunch #makerspace #makerspacekids

✨NEW EPISODE!✨One day each year, fairies are able to travel to the human world. 🧚🏼‍♀️Today is that day! Join in the adve...
05/10/2022

✨NEW EPISODE!✨One day each year, fairies are able to travel to the human world. 🧚🏼‍♀️Today is that day! Join in the adventure on #ReadOutLoud as author Anna Svetchnikov reads I DESERVE MORE!, a magical story about learning to control your emotions, appreciate the good things in your life, and reframe your worries.🧚🏼

🧚‍♂️Watch on the KidLit TV website (there’s a link in our bio) or click here: https://www.kidlit.tv/ReadOutLoudIDESERVEMORE

PR From The Heart

Happy #MothersDay from KidLit TV! 💖 Share a quiet moment together. Join Kate Hosford as she reads her beauty of a book, ...
05/08/2022

Happy #MothersDay from KidLit TV! 💖 Share a quiet moment together. Join Kate Hosford as she reads her beauty of a book, MAMA’S BELLY, a tale that reassures little ones that Mama always has enough love for everyone.🤱🏽

Watch on the KidLit TV website. There’s a link in our bio or head here : https://www.kidlit.tv/read-out-loud-mamas-belly/

@abrams #MothersDay2022
Photo credit: Bookbloom⠀
Mama's Belly by Kate Hosford, Author and illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Published by Abrams Kids

05/06/2022

Celebrate #FloydCooperDay w/ @kidlittv & @childrensbookcouncil ! Honor the work of this beloved children’s book author & illustrator through our #ReadOutLoud series featuring well-known authors reading their favorite Floyd Cooper Books! Find these and much more on the KidLit TV website or here https://www.kidlit.tv/CelebrateFloydCooperDay

We are in love with this gorgeous new board book version of #IAmACatBook from @galiabernstein ! 📚😻 Young readers can lea...
05/04/2022

We are in love with this gorgeous new board book version of #IAmACatBook from @galiabernstein ! 📚😻
Young readers can learn the Galia’s secrets to drawing Big Cats on @kidlittv’s #ReadySetDraw!

Watch on our website or head here 🐯🦁: https://www.kidlit.tv/ready-set-draw-how-to-draw-a-big-cat-from-i-am-a-cat/

@abramskids @abramsbooks
#kidlit #tlchat #kidlittv

✨EXCITEMENT!✨ @kidlittv contributor, Danielle Davis]’s 📚 new picture book 📚 TO MAKE will be out in a month! 🎉 Make sure ...
05/01/2022

✨EXCITEMENT!✨ @kidlittv contributor, Danielle Davis]’s 📚 new picture book 📚 TO MAKE will be out in a month! 🎉 Make sure to reserve a copy at your favourite local, independent book shop!

Yesterday was #IndependentBookstoreDay! Danielle Davis (Danielle Davis]) shared her favorites — check them out!: @braveandkindbooks @skylightbooks @thecuriousreader @lalibreria @thelibrarystore @kinokuniyausa @woodsinthebooks @vromansbookstore @onceuponatimebkstore @greenbeanbooks @collagecollage

Share your favourite Independent Book Store in the comments below! 📚✨

#kidlit #newkidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #kidlittv

04/26/2022

✨NEW✨ on What’s Up?: Roxie Munro interviews award-winning author, Andrea Davis Pinkney about the exhibit she curated for the New York Historic Society, PICTURE THE DREAM: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books! It’s the 1st to tell the story of civil rights through picture books. 📚✨✊🏾

To tour the show with Roxie and Andrea, watch on the KidLit TV website or head here: https://www.kidlit.tv/whats-up-with-andrea-pinkney-picture-the-dream/

#kidlit #picturethedream #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices #kidlittv #andreadavispinkney

Happy #EarthDay! We ❤️ this great post from Holiday House Books] celebrating environmentalism AND the work of @kidlittv’...
04/22/2022

Happy #EarthDay! We ❤️ this great post from Holiday House Books] celebrating environmentalism AND the work of @kidlittv’s @kristenbalouch! 🌎📚✨

Reposting Holiday House Books]:
“What ways do we COEXIST with our environment? What ways do we mistreat our environment? Our actions can make a difference.” —Kristen Balouch

#EarthDay activities for young readers:

Found Object Display—Appreciate Our Environment Activity
Walk through a natural environment and collect interesting objects including at least one stick. Tie a string to each end of the stick and hang the stick on the wall. Tie a piece of string around each item you collected and hang each item from the stick. Note: you can collect a very big stick to use as a classroom activity and use rope instead of string.


Watch a Leaf Breathe

1—Find a living leaf from a tree. (not off of the ground)
2—Fill a glass bowl with lukewarm water
3—Put the leaf in the water. Put a little rock on top so that it is fully submerged.
4—Put the bowl in direct sunlight and wait a few hours.
5—Observe the leaf in the water. You can look with the naked eye, but you could use a magnifying glass too!
6—Do you see bubbles around the leaf? Those are oxygen bubbles the leaf is breathing out. Eventually these bubbles will rise to the surface because air is lighter than water.

The leaf is using the sunlight as part of the photosynthesis process to create energy. The leaf needs to expel the extra oxygen along with water. It is this process that allows us to see the bubbles. Similar to the leaf—what would happen if you used a straw and blew into the water? What happens if you were swimming and let out your breath? Bubbles come up out of the water.

#EarthDay2022 #earthdaybooks #STEM #earthdayactivities #naturebooks #authorspotlight #kidlit #kidlitauthor

✨Ready, set, go! Spend a day with Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and children's author, Divinity Roxx on #KidLitMT...
04/18/2022

✨Ready, set, go! Spend a day with Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and children's author, Divinity Roxx on #KidLitMTV!

🎶Sing along, move and groove, and join in Divinity's hip-hop celebration of life through her new book, HAPPY AND HEALTHY! 🍎💪🏾📚

Watch on the KidLit TV website or here: https://www.kidlit.tv/KidLitMTVDivinityRoxx

Scholastic Scholastic Book Clubs Beyoncé
Scholastic Parents

🐲Dragon secrets, powerful sorcerers, magical stones, tricksy prophecies, and an outlawed song that holds terrible power ...
04/15/2022

🐲Dragon secrets, powerful sorcerers, magical stones, tricksy prophecies, and an outlawed song that holds terrible power — a DARKENING OF DRAGONS brings us the Pied Piper as we have never before imagined.

✨Join author S.A. Patrick for #StoryMakers as he introduces us to the first book in his SONGS OF MAGIC series full of epic quests and magical worlds.

✨Learn about the dark history behind the real Pied Piper of Hamelin, get a sneak peek at the beginning of A DARKENING OF DRAGONS, and write your own block-buster opening sentence to a story!

📝Make sure to share your opening sentence with StoryMakers and S.A. Patrick in the comments below!

Watch the full episode on the KidLit TV website or here: https://www.kidlit.tv/storymakers-with-s-a-patrick-a-darkening-of-dragons/

Holiday House Books for Young People #songsofmagic #kidlit #kidlittv #mgnovel #middlegradebooks #kidsbookstagram

04/14/2022

✨COVER REVEAL!✨ KidLit TV is happy to bring you the cover of TEN LITTLE SQUIRRELS — a book that encourages kids to go nuts counting 🌰 🌰🌰— written by Bill Martin. Jr. & Michael Sampson, illustrates by Nathalie Beauvois.

From the publisher: Ten Little Squirrels by New York Times bestselling authors Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Samson follows the “tail” 🐿 of these furry friends as they determine what to do when a dog approaches their tree.

Readers can enjoy the charming illustrations, count each of the colorful squirrels, and go nuts rereading to their hearts’ content.

Following ten squirrels through their inquisitive decision-making process as they decide whether to stay or flee an approaching human and dog is a delightful story-time read that engages children in thoughtful imagination while learning playful verse from expert storytellers.

If you want to see the cover, head to the KidLit TV website or here🐿📚: https://www.kidlit.tv/CoverRevealTENLITTLESQUIRRELS

@BrownBooksKids #kidlit #kidlittv #bookcoverreveal #bookcover #kidsbookstagram

Join Lindsay Ann Fink, author of LITTLE PALM for an #EarthDay celebration on #StoryMakers!🌴 🌎❤️Learn about Lindsay’s ins...
04/13/2022

Join Lindsay Ann Fink, author of LITTLE PALM for an #EarthDay celebration on #StoryMakers!🌴

🌎❤️Learn about Lindsay’s inspiration for writing the book, think about ways to celebrate and take care of our planet, and decorate your own palm tree for Earth Day!

✨In the comments section below, tell us how you plan to make #earthday2022 special. Here’s an idea — start by printing and decorating the LITTLE PALM coloring sheet below. Make sure to show us your work so we can post it in our KidLit TV Kids Gallery!

Watch the episode on the KidLit TV website. Click here: https://www.kidlit.tv/storymakers-with-lindsay-ann-fink-little-palm-an-earth-day-celebration/

#kidlittv #earthdaybooks PR From The Heart #environmentallyfriendlykids #kidsbookstagram

🕊🇺🇦Thank you to all who participated in and donated to the #KidlitForUkraine benefit! $14,524 was raised for Save the Ch...
04/10/2022

🕊🇺🇦Thank you to all who participated in and donated to the #KidlitForUkraine benefit! $14,524 was raised for Save the Children US to help the children of #Ukraine.

❤️ If you missed it, you can now watch the full program & donate on the KidLit TV website or here: https://www.kidlit.tv/live-kidlit-for-ukraine-stories-of-hope/

#kidlit #UkraineChildren #helpukraine #savethechildren

Address

New York, NY

Products

Tune in to KidLit TV!
STORYMAKERS with Rocco Staino
READY SET DRAW!
READ OUT LOUD
YOUNG AT ART with James Ransome
PAST PRESENT with Lesa Cline-Ransome
WHAT BECOMES A CLASSIC? with Leonard Marcus
PHIL'S FAST FIVE with Phil Bildner
The Big Picture LIVE with Andrea Davis Pinkney
KidLit MTV
KidLit RADIO
and more!

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when KidLit TV posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to KidLit TV:

Our Story

Thank you for visiting KidLit TV, selected as an American Association of School Librarians Best Digital Tool for Teaching and Learning, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy.

KLTV is available in over 600,000 schools worldwide via our website and video distribution partners. We’re a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. STORYMAKERS, our flagship series, is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling authors and illustrators in the kid lit world. The series is hosted by Rocco Staino, Contributing Editor at School Library Journal, a contributing writer at The Huffington Post, and Director of Empire State Center for the Book! KidLit TV Shows READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors! READY SET DRAW! – Illustrators teach you how to draw characters from their books! YOUNG AT ART with James Ransome – On this series, kids learn basic and intermediate art skills from shapes to colors! PAST PRESENT: GIVING PAST STORIES NEW LIFE with Lesa Cline-Ransome – Explore non-fiction story writing, share how we can learn about ourselves and find common bonds with people from the past. PHIL’S FAST FIVE – A fun, fast paced Q&A hosted by author Phil Bildner. THE TRUTH ABOUT LIBRARIES – Find out what REALLY happens in the library! Plus exclusive LIVE coverage of special literary events on our website and on Facebook LIVE! “KidLit TV is an exciting and informative destination for authors, illustrators, teachers, publishers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature.” — Children’s Book Council "Visitors are almost guaranteed to find something interesting and useful, whether they are consumers, producers, or curators of children’s literature." –Parents’ Choice on KidLit TV Go on an adventure in the world of stories with us! KidLit TV is the place to learn about books for children and the people who create them. The diverse KidLit TV team supports the ‘We Need Diverse Books’ and ‘Multicultural Children’s Book Day’ initiatives by encouraging the children’s literature community to create more books that reflect the diversity of our society.

Nearby media companies


Other Media/News Companies in New York

Show All

Comments

If you missed it, check out the amazing books our publicist Publisher Spotlight are trotting out in the Spring via KidLit TV! 📚 Including our own #MyMustHaveMum / #MyMustHaveMom by Maudie Smith and Jen Khatun & an interview with author Arielle Dance about her debut #DearestOne, illustrated by Jenny Duke 🎉 📺: https://bit.ly/3BIjkt2
"STEM, did you mention STEM!?" New ROSA EXPLORES LIFE CYCLES and ROSA EXPLORES THE WATER CYCLE books featured in the Publisher Spotlight #PubSpotlightSpring2022 showcase on KidLit TV! "The other thing I love about Rosa books is the diverse cast of characters, differently abled people throughout, a really authentic experience – there may be someone with a hearing aid, someone on the spectrum. Kids can see themselves, they can see their friends, all portrayed in the books of Rosa's Workshop." Showcase: https://kidlit.tv/2022/02/live-publisher-spotlight-kidlit-showcase-spring-2022/ #childsplayusa #STEMkids #Rosabooks
"An industrious young girl puts on her thinking cap and mobilises the community... a story about community, intergenerational relationships, a lot of STEM! Wonderful celebration of how people come together to help each other" #PubSpotlightSpring2022 Publisher Spotlight KidLit TV featured upcoming new picture book CAN CARAVAN by Richard O'Neil, illustrated by Cindy Kang, out soon! #ChildsPlayUSA #TravellersTales #STEM #greenreads
We love Publisher Spotlight's new books showcases on KidLit TV! Book champs Ellen and Rocco always deliver! Delighted some of our new titles are in today's bookblast... including Richard O'Neill's upcoming new book CAN CARAVAN illustrated by Cindy Kang! Here's a super sneek peak! #TravellersTales #PubSpotlightSpring2022 Spring 22 kidlit showcase live 3pm ET: https://www.kidlit.tv/2022/02/live-publisher-spotlight-kidlit-showcase-spring-2022/
Looking for some fun book-related activities with your young ones? Visit KidLit TV for some free festive ideas! https://www.kidlit.tv/2021/12/kidlit-crafts-activities-for-christmas/
#OnlineStorytime #ThanksgivingParade #HappyThanksgiving Oh, those Thanksgiving parade balloons! Maybe your family has seen them on TV, or maybe you enjoyed seeing some in person at a local parade. Learn all about them in this Seibel award winning picture book BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY by Melissa Sweet, shared online with permission by KidLit TV #HighlyRecommended https://www.kidlit.tv/2020/11/read-out-loud-balloons-over-broadway/
Jersey City Newark Paterson Hoboken Elizabeth Yonkers Long Beach White Plains New Rochelle Edison West New York New Brunswick Clifton Union City Long Branch Bayonne Morristown Montclair North Bergen Passaic
Gather around it's story time with @KidLitTV_NYC (T)/ KidLit TV (FB). Author Robin Newman reads her fractured fairy tale, HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP, on Read Out Loud. Hildie Bitterpickles has neighbors who are terribly loud and she needs sleep.
Time for Halloween! Oh no!Monster doesn't know what costume he wants.! Check out the MONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME book trailer on @KidLitTV_NYC (T) KidLit TV (FB)
#TellAFriend to have a spooktacular time with KidLit TV ! Check out this #Halloween special with Margery Cuyler and Will Terry! https://www.kidlit.tv/2021/10/kidlit-tv-halloween-special/ @KidLitTV_NYC
In March 2020, when the lock-down began, no one knew how long it would be until we could spend time with our grandkids again. So I started regular FaceTime/Art Time/Story Time sessions with Maya (now 3 ½) and Caleb (now 7). Their interest in making art took off. Mine, too! We three continue to make art (together again). Here are a couple of Caleb and Maya's recent paintings. Now that my friend Roxie Munro told me about KidLit TV, we'll be taking inspiration from your wonderful videos! Thanks for what you do for kids and the grow-ups who love them. #ReadSetDraw
A FAN FAVOURITE! Here's your #BookOfTheWeek. Get the Audible Version and bring the Characters to Life. https://buff.ly/3e5kTXo #Audiobook #childrensbook #storybook The Children's Place. Audiobooks.com KidLit TV