KidLit Podcast: Rick Riordan

Podcast Ep4: StoryMakers On Location with Rick Riordan

Welcome to KidLit Radio Episode with Rick Riordan! KidLit TV’s Rocco Staino interviews author Rick Riordan at Symphony Space in NYC. In this podcast you’ll hear why Rick Riordan chose Boston as the location for Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, what the names of his top three Norse gods are and how he was a reluctant reader when he was growing up! Listen to this episode of KidLit Radio to find out the answer to these questions and a few others.

Rick Riordan’s highly anticipated new book was released the same day Rocco Staino interviewed him, prior to a sold out Thalia Kids’ Book Club event at Symphony Space, in New York City. The author was greeted by a crowd of eager middle-grade readers, anxious to get their signed copies of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, and excited to hear about Rick’s upcoming projects.

“I always try to write with the reluctant reader in mind. I love the voracious readers, but I also want to capture the kids that maybe have never picked up and loved a book.” — Rick Riordan

Parents and teachers will want to hear Rick’s advice on engaging reluctant readers. Rick has advice for aspiring writers, too.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Gribble

They’ll be there soon! We’ll announce when they’re up — thank you for asking.

Kid Lit TV Commenter barbgogan

I’m looking to add these to my podcasts too! I’m a school librarian and like to listen to literary podcasts after school as I do book processing.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Gribble

Super! We’d love to be a resource for you. I’ll let you know when the podcasts are up on iTunes as well! Your feedback is deeply appreciated.


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