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The KidLit Show

Love books? Then you've got a lot in common with 10-year-old host Olivia Van Ledtje. In each episode, Liv uncovers the magic of books through conversations with best-selling children's book authors, interviews with kids on the street, lists of favorite books and much more!

1 - Graphic Novels and Feeling Frazzled with Booki Vivat (10 min)

New York Times best-selling author Booki Vivat talks to Liv about creating her popular graphic novel series, Frazzled.

2 - Civil Rights and Activism with Cynthia Levinson (14 min)

Hear how #KidsCanTeachUs as Liv interviews Cynthia Levinson, author of The Youngest Marcher. Sidney Keys III, founder of Books N Bros, shares his tips on how to start a book club.

3 - Book-to-Movie Adaptations with Kate DiCamillo (12 min)

Liv talks to Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery Medal winner and author of Because of Winn Dixie, to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have her books turned into movies.

4 - Fantasy, Fairy Tales and Folklore with Adam Gidwitz (13 min)

Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, talks to Liv about remaking the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. NFL player Martellus Bennett shares his tips on how to write fantastical adventures.

5 - Celebrating Diversity with Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (14 min)

Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, illustrators fo Why Am I Me?, give Liv the big picture on how true life inspires art.

6 - Grow Your Mind with Susan Verde (12 min)

Practice makes perfect! Liv talks to Susan Verde, certified yoga instructor and author of I Am Peace and I Am Yoga, about the benefits of practicing mindfulness.

7 - Finding Friendship with Holly McGhee (14 min)

Liv feels the love while talking to Holly McGhee, author and literary agent, about her New York Times best-selling book Come With Me.

8 - Famous Figures and Biographies with Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso (12 min)

Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, a writing team for the popular biographical Who Was? book series, share fun facts with Liv about some of their favorite famous and historical figures.

9 - Girl Power with Heather Lang (12 min)

Liv and author Heather Lang take a deep dive into their shared love for sharks, and chat about the real life heroines in Heather’s biographies.

10 - Inspiring Creativity with Peter Reynolds (14 min)

Peter Reynolds, author-illustrator of books such as The Dot, Happy Dreamer, and The Word Collector, discusses how his stories inspire readers of all ages.

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