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KidLit TV



KidLit TV is comprised of a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, KidLit creators, and award winning filmmakers all working together to bring great books to kids! Their 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. Julie Gribble is the owner of New York Media Works which creates and produces works for children and the children’s literature community in both the United States and Great Britain. She founded KidLit TV to help children’s authors and illustrators broaden their audience by using new technologies to complement and promote their work. KidLit TV is the first online resource of its kind for parents, librarians, teachers, and KidLit creators. Founded by Julie Gribble, the owner of New York Media Works which creates and produces works for children and the children’s literature community in both the United States and Great Britain, she founded KidLit TV to help children’s authors and illustrators broaden their audience by using new media platforms to complement and promote their work. KidLit TV is the first online resource of its kind for parents, librarians, teachers, and KidLit creators.

KidLit TV is also home to original series such as:


  • STORYMAKERS the 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!
  • FIELD TRIP – Our crew hits the road to explore the world of kid lit.
  • INSIDE SCOOP – Sneak a peek at bestselling authors’ new books.
  • READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors!
  • KIDLIT RADIO - NEW podcast and audio content station.
  • KIDLIT KIBBLES - Educational, inspiring, and entertaining news from the world of kid lit.
  • RED CARPET EVENTS - Interviews and back-stage access to literary events.

During their inaugural year, KidLit TV experienced many firsts:

  • First free multimedia website connecting parents and educators with authors, illustrators and their books.
  • Launched a video series called StoryMakers featuring top children's authors and illustrators.
  • Launched a radio show podcast of their StoryMakers interviews.
  • And most recently they celebrated their first birthday party!



On Monday, November 16, 2015 celebrated one year as the web’s premiere destination for children’s literature. To celebrate their first year, KidLit TV teamed up with Tad Hills and ArtWorks for Youth. Artwork created by professional kid lit illustrators was available for purchase via silent auction the night of the event. Proceeds from sales will benefit AWFY. ArtWorks for Youth (AWFY) provide free visual art instruction, academic support, and mentoring to students in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Other highlights included: Delectable dumplings created by Marja Samsom The Dumpling Diva, Nursery rhyme inspired beverages from Tim Federle's Hickory Daiquiri Dock, mixed by Cody Goldstein, contributor to Hickory Daiquiri Dock and Gone With the Gin, and Giveaways including signed first editions, book bundles & swag, and MerryMakers plush toys.


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