HarperCollins Children’s Books has announced the launch of Remember Reading?, a monthly podcast dedicated to classic and contemporary books for young readers. In each 30-minute episode, guests including journalists, educators, and award-winning authors will discuss the connections between beloved books from childhood and recent favorites, and the enduring appeal of children’s literature.

The podcast launches on January 8, and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Lindsay Jacobsen, HarperCollins digital marketing manager and host of the podcast, said in a statement, “The books we love as kids often stay with us throughout adulthood. We wondered why that is and that question led us to create the Remember Reading? podcast. Through conversations with star authors like Gail Carson Levine, Katherine Paterson, and Louis Sachar, we explore the emotional nostalgia that books universally create.”

The lineup for the spring 2019 season is as follows:

January, Episode 1: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Guests: Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, and Lisa Greenwald, author of the Friendship List and TBH series

February, Episode 2: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Guests: Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine and Huffington Post journalist Claire Fallon

March, Episode 3: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Guests: Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events;

Soman Chainani, author of the School for Good and Evil series; and A Series of Unfortunate Events editor Susan Rich

April, Episode 4: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Guest: Leslie Connor, National Book Award finalist and author of The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

May, Episode 5: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Guests: Louis Sachar, author of Holes and the Wayside School series; Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe; and Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School series

June, Episode 6: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Guests: Author Katherine Paterson; Margaret Peterson Haddix, creator of the forthcoming Greystone Secrets series; and Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island

Suzanne Murphy, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said, “Classic stories resonate from generation to generation because they are beloved and unforgettable. This podcast uncovers why these stories are so special to readers today and how they influence authors writing for today’s audiences.”

More information is available on the Remember Reading? website and on Twitter, @ReadingPod.