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Would You Like To Be A Guest?

The Reading With Your Kids Podcast is helping authors in so many ways. One author was flown across the country for a school gig after being on the show, many others report a bump in sales immediately following their appearances on the show, and another was invited to have her debut middle grade book be a part of a special collection of books for librarians.

How can we help you? There is no cost, no obligation, no strings attached.

Our mission is to inspire parents, (and grandparents, aunts, uncles, caretakers) to spend more time reading with their kids. And not just with their little ones. We believe that the time we spend reading with our kids, whether it be snuggled up on the couch reading together, or reading a book simultaneously so we can talk about it during dinner or on the way to school, is the foundation on which we build a life long relationship.

Our host is Jed Doherty, also known as Jedlie, an award winning children’s author and nationally acclaimed educational speaker. He would love to speak to you about your most recent book release, and about what kind of conversations parents and kids can have after reading that book. Of course we would also love to speak to you about your favorite past projects and what you are working on for the future.

Being a guest on The Reading With Your Kids Podcast puts you in great company. Our past guests Include some of the brightest stars in the World of Children’s Literature.


“If you have kids and aren’t listening to @readingwithyourkids podcast you should. Discover new authors, new books, and a bit of magic. I recently chatted with @magicjedlie , the host of this amazing podcast for the second time (first time was for my book Cowgirl Lessons in 2018). He has an incredible way of making this nervous author feel at ease!”

Rae Rankin – Award Winning Author

“My book had an immediate Amazon ranking spike when it became a Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read.  The Reading With Your Kids team deliver so much value and are easy to work with. Their video, reviews, posts, etc. helped my book sales. Awesome experience and highly recommend!”

Sherrie Barch, Heaven’s Bell

Here is a short list of some of our past guests: LeVar Burton, Brad Meltzer, Jane Yolen, Kate DiCamillo, Jerry Spinelli, Marc Brown, Karyn Parsons, Candace Cameron Bure, and so many more!

We conduct interviews at our guests’ convenience via Skype or Zoom. Please note – Unless otherwise agreed upon we record audio only for later publication.

The Reading With Your Kids podcast can be found on iTunes, iHeart Radio, iHeart NomineeStitcher Radio, Spotify, Himalaya, Amazon Music, Gaana,  and dozens of other podcasting platforms. The Reading With Your Kids was nominated for the iHeartRadio Best Kids & Family Podcast Award!

Downloads for all of our episodes exceed industry averages, many exceeding those averages by 300 to 500%. Our show has been downloaded to over 200 countries, on every continent in the World, including Antarctica! The majority of listeners are in the US, we also have large audiences in Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Japan & India.

Each episode is promoted extensively to our social media followers. We have over 55,800 Instagram followers, 46,500 Twitter followers, over 8,400 followers on Facebook and over 2,500 on LinkedIn!

How can being on the show help you? You can copy and paste your appearance on the show to your website and social media platforms, giving you and your book a strong credibility. Another guest was invited to submit her book to a special listing librarians use to discover books for under served populations. And still another author tells us she saw a very significant bump up in sales of her book immediately after her appearance. And let’s face it, if Levar Burton, Brad Meltzer and Kate DeCamillo think being on the show is a great investment of their time…

If you are interested in being a guest please click on the contact button at the top of this page and tell us about your book and why you think our audience of parents, grandparents, educators, authors and caregivers will want to hear from you!