KidLit TV

KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids. We’re a trusted resource for parents, teachers, and librarians!

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.

Video highlights


Learn how to make kimchi pancakes with Aram Kim on this episode of StoryMakers in the Kitchen!

Read Out Loud

Katie Yamasaki reads When the Cousins Came in this episode of Read Out Loud!

In Studio

Go behind the scenes with Sean Qualls and Selina Alko on In The Studio!

KidLit MTV

Singer-song writer Shawn Colvin shares her music inspired by Lullabies and Night Songs!!

And so much more, all on KidLit TV!


KidLit TV Shows:

STORYMAKERS, our flagship series, is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling kid lit authors and illustrators. 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, affiliate of the U.S. Library of Congress.
READ OUT LOUD – Enjoy story time with authors at KLTV HQ!
READY SET DRAW! – Get inspired to draw with talented illustrators from children’s literature.
YOUNG AT ART with James Ransome – On this series, kids learn basic and intermediate art skills used in children’s book illustrations!
IN STUDIO – Join the KLTV film crew as we visit artists’ studios around the world!
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!
WHAT BECOMES A CLASSIC? with Leonard Marcus digs into the historical and cultural context around the creation of a children’s classic.

Plus exclusive LIVE coverage of special literary events here and on Facebook LIVE!


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