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KidLit TV KidLit TV - Explore the world of children's books with videos for kids and their grown-ups! 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 lives.

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 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! Other KidLit TV programs you won’t want to miss include: READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors! READY SET DRAW! – Illustrators teach you how to draw characters from their books! FIELD TRIP – Our crew hits the road to explore the world of kid lit. INSIDE SCOOP – Sneak a peek at bestselling authors’ new books. Plus exclusive Red Carpet coverage of special events. “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.

Mission: 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 lives.

07/14/2019

Baby shark 🦈, doo doo, doo doo, da doo...🎶
We can’t think of a better video to get your kids drawing this summer than HIDE! by Steve Henry!

Find this episode of our original kidlit art show Ready Set Draw here: https://buff.ly/2BNszgo

Colored pencils, some paper, and your imagination are all you need to draw the cat and the hamster from THE ABCs OF WHAT...
07/13/2019

Colored pencils, some paper, and your imagination are all you need to draw the cat and the hamster from THE ABCs OF WHAT I CAN BE!

Join Caitlin McDonagh Art as she shows us the secrets to drawing this unlikely pair of friends on Ready Set Draw on the KidLit TV website! https://buff.ly/2UAYrcq

Published by Holiday House Books for Young People

07/12/2019

It's Fan Art Friday! KidLit TV kids! send us your best art based on your favorite Ready Set Draw episodes and we'll feature it in our gallery & on social! Find all the episodes here: https://buff.ly/2KzeMhx

Fan Art Friday is tomorrow! All you need to draw magical creatures with illustrator, Lisk Feng is a marker and a piece o...
07/11/2019

Fan Art Friday is tomorrow! All you need to draw magical creatures with illustrator, Lisk Feng is a marker and a piece of paper (and maybe a beret)! Learn to draw a butterfly and a bee from A HUG IS FOR HOLDING ME on this episode of Ready Set Draw: https://buff.ly/2D2VsUb…s-for-holding-me/
Abrams Kids

Summer slide? Not on Terry Shay’s watch! Creative Corner has a summer break, kidlit spectacular that is going to help yo...
07/10/2019

Summer slide? Not on Terry Shay’s watch! Creative Corner has a summer break, kidlit spectacular that is going to help your kids be better, more creative writers. Click here new books, reviews and more: https://buff.ly/2JpgRdm

Featuring:
PANDA PROBLEM
Deborah Underwood, Children's Author
The Dial Press
NO BORING STORIES,
Julie Falatko Art of Charles Santoso
Viking Books
LULA AND THE SEA MONSTER
by Alex Latimer Illustration , Peachtree Publishing Company
SING A SONG
Kelly Starling Lyons

Join Stephen Savage on Creator Corner as he talks about the inspiration for his main character in THE BABYSITTER FROM AN...
07/10/2019

Join Stephen Savage on Creator Corner as he talks about the inspiration for his main character in THE BABYSITTER FROM ANOTHER PLANET. His 🛸sound effects are not to be missed!

Watch on the KidLit TV website:
https://buff.ly/31tqlLI

Neal Porter Books

Donna Jo Napoli is joining us today on Creator Corner to talk about an important character in her book A TREASURY OF BIB...
07/08/2019

Donna Jo Napoli is joining us today on Creator Corner to talk about an important character in her book A TREASURY OF BIBLE STORIES. This character is courageous and shows great determination & hope. Can you guess who it is? Find out here: https://buff.ly/31tJOMu
National Geographic Every Child a Reader

Today's Creator Corner features Robin Newman, author of A WILCOX AND GRISWOLD MYSTERY. Robin talks about her character D...
07/06/2019

Today's Creator Corner features Robin Newman, author of A WILCOX AND GRISWOLD MYSTERY. Robin talks about her character Detective Wilcox and how she came up with the individual quirks of her fantastic characters!

Watch on the KidLit TV website: ow.ly/69Hu30oVnVF

Every Child a Reader Creston Books RobinNewmanBooks9]9]

#WINNER!! April Heard you have won ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight  #FallShowcase2019! That’s nearly ...
07/06/2019

#WINNER!! April Heard you have won ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight #FallShowcase2019! That’s nearly 50 BOOKS!!
DM us your details!
If you missed it live, you can watch our preview of all the hottest books for Fall 2019 here: https://buff.ly/2W5IhMT #alaac2019

07/06/2019

With Wimbledon swinging into gear this week, there’s no excuse to not join award-winning illustrator James Ransome & learn how to make amazing collages like the ones he created for his book with Lesa Cline-Ransome, GAME CHANGERS: THE STORY OF VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS:
Watch here: https://buff.ly/2VmjfWB

James Ransome Illustration Lesa Cline-Ransome Author Page Simon & Schuster Education and Library SimonKIDS

Today's #CreatorCorner features Booki Vivat, author of FRAZZLED. Booki talks about her character Abbie Wu from her FRAZZ...
07/04/2019

Today's #CreatorCorner features Booki Vivat, author of FRAZZLED. Booki talks about her character Abbie Wu from her FRAZZLED series and how she drew inspiration from her own middle school experiences! ⠀

Watch on the @kidlittv website!⠀
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Today's Creator Corner features Booki Vivat, author of FRAZZLED. Booki talks about her character Abbie Wu from her FRAZZ...
07/04/2019

Today's Creator Corner features Booki Vivat, author of FRAZZLED. Booki talks about her character Abbie Wu from her FRAZZLED series and how she drew inspiration from her own middle school experiences!

Watch on the KidLit TV website: buff.ly/2Ny4y2O

@EveryChildRead @HarperChildrens

Today's Creator Corner features Emma Otheguy author of SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER. Emma talks about her character Carolina an...
06/27/2019

Today's Creator Corner features Emma Otheguy author of SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER. Emma talks about her character Carolina and how how she drew inspiration from her childhood!
Watch on KidLit TV: ow.ly/69Hu30oVnVF
Random House88972] Random House

#GiveawayAlert! ENDS SOON! Follow @KidLitTV_NYC on @Twitter then click the link 👇🏾& leave a comment on the page for an e...
06/27/2019

#GiveawayAlert! ENDS SOON! Follow @KidLitTV_NYC on @Twitter then click the link 👇🏾& leave a comment on the page for an entry to WIN ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight #FallShowcase2019! 💥
That’s nearly 50 BOOKS!! 📚✨
DEADLINE to enter 12.00PM ET June 30.
Click here: http://buff.ly/2W5IhMT

Let’s head over to Creator Corner to join Cecilia Ruiz  author of A GIFT FROM ABUELA. Cecilia talks about her abuela and...
06/25/2019

Let’s head over to Creator Corner to join Cecilia Ruiz author of A GIFT FROM ABUELA.

Cecilia talks about her abuela and how misplaced money sparked the inspiration for her story! Watch on the KidLit TV website: ow.ly/69Hu30oVnVF

Candlewick Press Candlewick Press School & Library Every Child a Reader

#CreativityCorner is back! @tjshay is celebrating stellar leaders bringing bold ideas to their schools & two graduating ...
06/24/2019

#CreativityCorner is back! @tjshay is celebrating stellar leaders bringing bold ideas to their schools & two graduating members of the The Morning Book Club have their top #kidlit picks of the year! Don't miss the fun: https://buff.ly/2KwBfv1

Featuring titles from Henry Holt Chronicle Books Putnam Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux Abrams Kids Tundra Books Little, Brown and Company and Company Viking Books

06/23/2019

Amazing Henry Cole entertains librarians by drawing Spot & Dot to a Peggy Lee Song during @SimonKIDS Educator & Libraries Lunch #kidlit

06/23/2019

Rocco is at the ALA Conference with Pat Mora at Magination Press! #alaac19

#GiveawayAlert! WIN ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight  #FallShowcase2019! That’s nearly 50 BOOKS!! DEAD...
06/22/2019

#GiveawayAlert! WIN ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight #FallShowcase2019! That’s nearly 50 BOOKS!! DEADLINE to enter 12.00PM ET June 30. ⠀

For full details, head over to our @twitter account @KidLitTV_NYC. You’ll be asked to click a link & leave a comment on the page for an entry to WIN! ⠀
https://kidlit.tv/2019/05/live-its-the-publisher-spotlight-showcase-fall-2019-live-stream/

Stay tuned to our @instagram account as well — we have some exciting giveaways to beat #summerslide popping up across the #summerholidays! ⠀
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06/22/2019

With Kathryn Gonzales author of TRANS by Magination Press! #ALAAC19

06/22/2019

At Publisher Spotlight talking about MONUMENT MAKER! #ALAAC19

06/22/2019

LIVE from the Coretta Scott King Award 50th Anniversary @ALA! #CSK50 #ALAac19

06/22/2019

LIVE from the Coretta Scott King Award 50th Anniversary event at the Library of Congress #ALAac19 #CSK50 The Library of Congress

06/21/2019

LIVE! The musical introduction to the Coretta Scott King Award 50th Anniversary #ALAAC19 #CSK50

Brain buzzing? Too busy to "bee" still? Join Dr. Frank J. Sileo - Psychologist/Author for Read Out Loud as he shares BEE...
06/21/2019

Brain buzzing? Too busy to "bee" still? Join Dr. Frank J. Sileo - Psychologist/Author for Read Out Loud as he shares BEE CALM, an introduction to yoga for kids! Watch on the KidLit TV website! #kidlit https://buff.ly/2IW3Pmj
Magination Press

From Pragmatic Mom: Students of color are less likely than white students to see books with characters that look like th...
06/20/2019

From Pragmatic Mom: Students of color are less likely than white students to see books with characters that look like them or share their cultural background. Some educators are trying to change that. Read “Teachers Push for Books With More Diversity, Fewer Stereotypes”: https://buff.ly/31Isdk8

Whether you’re a child or an adult, reading is beneficial for all ages. Explore The Mental Health Benefits of Reading wi...
06/20/2019

Whether you’re a child or an adult, reading is beneficial for all ages. Explore The Mental Health Benefits of Reading with @KidLitTV_NYC’s own Biracial Bookworms : https://buff.ly/2N0iy4X

Bestselling creators of REAL FRIENDS, Shannon Hale & How Do You Pronounce LeUyen Pham?!? are back with BEST FRIENDS — a ...
06/20/2019

Bestselling creators of REAL FRIENDS, Shannon Hale & How Do You Pronounce LeUyen Pham?!? are back with BEST FRIENDS — a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Watch the book trailer on KidLit TV: https://buff.ly/2Z4ezpc
Share this post for a chance to win 2 copies of REAL FRIENDS — one for you and one for a friend!

First Second Books

Breathe calm into your family's life. Learn about meditation and yogic breathing with @drfranksileo, child psychologist ...
06/19/2019

Breathe calm into your family's life. Learn about meditation and yogic breathing with @drfranksileo, child psychologist and author of BEE CALM: THE BUZZ ON YOGA, on this episode of #StoryMakers sponsored by @maginationpress.⠀
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Today's #CreatorCorner vid features Kathy Brodsky - Writer! Kathy talks about her book MY BENT TREE. It’s about a little...
06/18/2019

Today's #CreatorCorner vid features Kathy Brodsky - Writer! Kathy talks about her book MY BENT TREE. It’s about a little tree that gets hit by lightening & with a lot of care from its mom grows up to be strong & tall. Watch here: https://buff.ly/2vGKJKT

In partnership with Every Child a Reader

#GiveawayAlert! Follow @KidLitTV_NYC on @Twitter then click the link 👇🏾& leave a comment on the page for an entry to WIN...
06/17/2019

#GiveawayAlert! Follow @KidLitTV_NYC on @Twitter then click the link 👇🏾& leave a comment on the page for an entry to WIN ALL THE BOOKS FEATURED in our KLTV & @pubspotlight #FallShowcase2019! 💥
That’s nearly 50 BOOKS!! 📚✨
DEADLINE to enter 12.00PM ET June 30.
Click here: buff.ly/2W5IhMT

#summerslide? Not on our watch! Here are 3 Ways to Use Summer to Get Kids Reading. Read all about it on the KidLit TV we...
06/16/2019

#summerslide? Not on our watch! Here are 3 Ways to Use Summer to Get Kids Reading. Read all about it on the KidLit TV website: https://buff.ly/2RgNJaI #braindrain #SummerReading #summerreading19 #summer #kidlit #literacy

There is nothing like the feel of the wind in your hair when you finally learn to ride a bike! Bring your best "bicycle ...
06/15/2019

There is nothing like the feel of the wind in your hair when you finally learn to ride a bike! Bring your best "bicycle face" & join Kelsey Garrity-Riley as she shows us how to draw the girl & her bike from BORN TO RIDE. Watch on @KidLitTV_NYC: https://buff.ly/2ZoiRb3 Abrams Kids

06/14/2019

It’s #FanArtFriday! KidLit TV Kids: send us your best artwork based on your favorite #ReadySetDraw episodes and we'll feature it in our website gallery & on social media! Find all the episodes of our original, kidlit art programme featuring the brightest stars in children's book illustration here: https://buff.ly/2KzeMhx

Leonard Marcus is back with a new episode of What Becomes a Classic?! This time we are heading to the Museum of the City...
06/12/2019

Leonard Marcus is back with a new episode of What Becomes a Classic?! This time we are heading to the Museum of the City of New York to meet with Morgen Stevens-Garmon, curator of A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of CORDUROY!

Morgan shows us some of Don Freeman's amazing artwork and offers insight into the way his time in New York City forever shaped his work and storytelling. Watch here: https://buff.ly/2F5eOJg

Puffin Books Time Out New York Time Out Kids

NOAH NOASAURUS woke up feeling very NO! 🦖✖️NO to brushing his teeth. ✖️NO to eating breakfast. Can Noah's friends help h...
06/09/2019

NOAH NOASAURUS woke up feeling very NO! 🦖
✖️NO to brushing his teeth.
✖️NO to eating breakfast.
Can Noah's friends help him say NO to his bad mood? Join Elaine Kearns for Read Out Loud on KidLit TV to find out! https://buff.ly/2KEQO3c
Albert Whitman & Company Founder KIDLIT411.com

Bestselling creators of REAL FRIENDS, Shannon Hale  & LeUyen Pham are back with BEST FRIENDS — a true story about popula...
06/08/2019

Bestselling creators of REAL FRIENDS, Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham are back with BEST FRIENDS — a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Watch the book trailer premiere on KidLit TV : https://buff.ly/2Z4ezpc First Second Books

Let’s pop over to Creator Corner to join Jessica Boehman, author of THE LIONS AT NIGHT!Watch and discover how the real-l...
06/06/2019

Let’s pop over to Creator Corner to join Jessica Boehman, author of THE LIONS AT NIGHT!
Watch and discover how the real-life names of NYPL The New York Public Library’s stone lions shaped their characters’ personalities in her story!

Do you know what the lions are named? 🦁🦁

Watch on the KidLit TV website and find out:
https://buff.ly/2VveDMJ

Every Child a Reader The Children's Book Council The RoadRunner Press

It’s #booktrailer Tuesday! We’ve got the latest book from the team that brought you A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO, J...
06/04/2019

It’s #booktrailer Tuesday! We’ve got the latest book from the team that brought you A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO, Jill Twiss & EG Keller! THE SOMEONE NEW shows kids that kindness is stronger than fear. Watch on the KidLit TV website: https://buff.ly/2WIb0aK

On the go? With kids? Try a #KidLit RADIO podcast!Join Roxie Munro Studio as she reads HATCH!, her book full of unbeliev...
06/03/2019

On the go? With kids? Try a #KidLit RADIO podcast!Join Roxie Munro Studio as she reads HATCH!, her book full of unbelievable facts about birds. Do you know which bird builds nests that can weigh as much as a car? Listen here to find out: https://buff.ly/2vKURSa
Ink Think Tank

06/02/2019
No Peacocks PROMO

If sunflower seeds were ALL you were allowed to eat for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner, you might get fed up too! On Read Out Loud join Robin Newman as she tells the story of 3 peacocks on a mission for mac 'n cheese! https://buff.ly/2V5wHhf
Sky Pony Press

🏳️‍🌈Yeah! It’s #pridemonth2019! 🏳️‍🌈 We’re kicking off celebrations with Biracial Bookworms and her top picks of books t...
06/02/2019

🏳️‍🌈Yeah! It’s #pridemonth2019! 🏳️‍🌈 We’re kicking off celebrations with Biracial Bookworms and her top picks of books that celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices! You can find her reviews on the KidLit TV website: https://kidlit.tv/2019/05/pride-month-2019/

See her post below. 👇🏾
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🌈Happy Pride Month🌈
In the past year, once again there has been a significant increase in the number of LGBTQ people who experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 🌈
It is paramount that we fight back with inclusion by celebrating the best Kid Lit for Pride Month 2019.
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Here are a few new titles (swipe 🔛 to preview) will promote awareness of children’s books that uplift LGBTQIA+ voices, history, and culture. 🌈
Let’s make the first week in June unforgettable as we stand up and speak out for equality for all. .

Sometimes the best way to explore your emotions is through creating art! That's just what the main character in DANCING ...
06/01/2019

Sometimes the best way to explore your emotions is through creating art! That's just what the main character in DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR, artist Helen Frankenthaler, did -- and you can too! Join illustrator Aimée Sicuro as she demonstrates the "soak stain" painting technique and splash your way to colorful creations on this episode of Ready Set Draw! Watch on the KidLit TV website! https://buff.ly/2XjC8Kf
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Abrams Kids ABRAMS Books

05/31/2019

Wendy Gilhula speaks about PIKA BUNNY At BookExpo!

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