Reading With Your Kids Podcast

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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Episode Date
Reading With Your Kids - Follow Me Down To Nicodemus Town
37:21

We have a very powerful conversation about race, justice and community with author Alexandria LaFaye. We begin our conversation by talking about Alexandria's picture book "Follow Me Down To Nicodemus Town". This beautifully written and illustrated book is based on the true story of the Exodusters, former slaves looking for a new beginning.

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Feb 17, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Lit for Little Hands
25:47

Who says kids are too young for great literature. Certainly not Brooke Jordan or the folks at Familius Publishing. Brooke is here to tell us about her wonderful new series of board books called Lit For Little Hands. Brooke also shares invaluable advice for aspiring authors.

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Feb 16, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Power of Piggy Bear
23:00

Our guest today is author Mara James. Mara founded The Extraordinary Lives Foundation & has created a therapeutic tool that will encourage young students to perform mindful breathing in a fun and loving way. The Power of Piggie Bear will teach students not to judge one another and she lets them know that they are perfect just the way they are!

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Feb 15, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - If There Never Was A You
26:11

Super episode of the podcast. We first speak with Amanda Rowe, author of the sweet picture book If There Never Was A You. We also meet up with our friend Nadine Poper, author of Wienies in Bikinis

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Feb 14, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Why Are You Afraid
29:36

Children, and many adults, are often fearful of people who are different, who are facing serious challenges. Sheila Dhir has created an important series of children's books that ask the question "why are you afraid?" The series seeks to answer many questions kids may have and help them see the humanity in all people.

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Feb 12, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Filling Our Home With Love
22:58

Our guest today is author Stenetta Anthony. Stenetta is here to tell us about her wonderful picture book A Home for Sally. This is the story of a young poodle who considers she is unlovable and unadoptable because of her disability.

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Feb 10, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Two Great Guests = One Great Podcast
26:38

Two great guests = one fantastic show. Jodi Stapler tells us about her wonderful new kidlit Pepper Miss Pepperoni. And then we travel to the York Book Expo to meet Phyl Campbell, author of I'm Not Writing A Book Today and so many more.

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Feb 09, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Let's Make Yoga Magic!
27:31

Make yoga magic with the most beautiful and interactive kids yoga book out there! Pull the levers, turn the wheels, and watch as 13 adorable children come to life to act out 13 yoga poses and create other yoga magic.

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Feb 08, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Designed To Shine
32:40

Our guest today is Joy Resor. Her new Kidlit Designed To Shine promises that you can open any page for a rhyme with art for your heart! We loved speaking with Joy, her enthusiasm and, well joy, is simply infectious!

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Feb 07, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Peeking Into The Mind of A Scientist
23:14

STEM Tuesday! Our Dean of all things STEM and STEAM, Jennifer Swanson, is back with some great resources to help us help our kids look into the minds of scientists and engineers.

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Feb 05, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Dogs Vs Ice Cream
26:14

Who would win in a battle between Dogs Vs Ice Cream? You! Los Angeles' Favorite Pet Photographer, Diana Lundin is here to give us a preview of her marvelous new photo book Dogs Vs Ice Cream. Oh what a great time we have talking about our favorite furry family member and our favorite icy treat.

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Feb 03, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Present Is A Gift
31:58

Today we welcome Elchanan Ogorek to the Podcast. His new book, The Present is a Gift is a children's picture book that takes us on a journey to achieve mindfulness. Readers are transported from a classroom out into nature to observe animals in yoga poses and practicing mindfulness.

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Feb 02, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Playground of DOOM!
33:14

This is fun. Coming direct from Sleepy Hollow is our guest David Neilson. David is the author of odd, weird, supernatural, and occasionally slightly disturbing stories. We share a few of those odd and slightly disturbing, and totally fun stories.

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Feb 01, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Yaya Margaux
24:27

If you love dogs you are going to love Scott and Laura Jordan. They love their blind and deaf standard poodle margaux they are creating a series of children's books about her. Their love for their dog and life is infectious.

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Jan 31, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Developing Healthy Habits
24:00

Alison T Broderick is back to celebrate STEM Tuesday and her wonderful healthy habits series. Today we meet Marcy Mabel Mollie McMann, a rough and tough girl. She loves to get dirty, but hates to wash her hands. We have a great conversation about how we can help our kids develop great healthy habits.

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Jan 29, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Think, Imagine & Create
25:51

Sarah Ann Kinnear, a teacher and principal for 35 years, has worked in the classroom and behind the scenes educating children and creating innovative curriculum that encourages independent thought and creative problem solving. She has created Little Pearl's Reflection, a wonderful Middle Grade series that encourages kids to think, imagine and create.

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Jan 27, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets
28:43

Fun chat about a really fun book. Sara O'Leary joins us from Montreal to talk about her new picture book Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets. This is a delightful book of curious, little-known "facts" about animals--one for each letter of the alphabet!

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Jan 26, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Love, Hugs and Hope
27:34

Christy Monson is on the podcast to talk about Love, Hugs, Hope: When Scary Things Happen This book focuses on how children can cope with significant and traumatic events in their lives. The book explains that sometimes bad things happen and good people are hurt. The book teaches that there are ways of dealing with these emotions and helps children reaffirm fundamental truths about the world.

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Jan 25, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Kidioke & More
59:45

Two great guests, one great podcast! Brian Dwyre starts us off by introducing us to his fabulous Kidioke series of singing Picture Books. He is followed by publicist and future children's author Jonathan Masiulionis.

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Jan 24, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Heddy Lamarr's Double Life
29:07

People all around the World knew Heddy Lamarr as one of Hollywood's most beautiful leading ladies. But did you know she was also a brilliant inventor? And that one of her discoveries is still being used today to secure our GPS systems? Prepare yourself to be amazed!

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Jan 22, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Start of a Beautiful Conversation
27:41

Samantha Caprio Negret is on the podcast to tell us about her brand new Middle Grade Fantasy Rainbow Crystal. This is a wonderful book that can help start a beautiful conversation about loss, hope and self confidence.

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Jan 20, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Gravedigger's Son
29:52

Kids love spooky books all year long! Patrick Moody is on to talk about his spooky new Middle Grade Novel The Gravedigger's Son. His lead character Ian Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers. It’s his family’s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in the Beyond.

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Jan 19, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Developing True Friendships
25:13

Deep and enduring friendships are essential. Unfortunately many teens feel isolated. In her book Dear Libby our guest Libby Kiszner offers a breakthrough approach to friendship and connection.

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Jan 18, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Helping Kids Understand Others
27:25

Sherry Howard has created a wonderful book that helps parents talk about kids who are sensitive to noise and other stimuli. An appealing, rollicking, and heart-warming read, with an important message in this compelling story of a bear's struggles with the world around him.

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Jan 17, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Dog Science Unleashed
29:07

STEM Tuesday returns! We had a howling great time speaking with NatGeo Kids author Jodi Wheeler Toppen. Her new book Dog Science Unleashed is the perfect book for any kid who loves animals. She even tells us how to conduct an fun experiment with, not on, our dogs.

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Jan 15, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Surprise I Have Three Eyes
26:05

Fascinating chat with Jenine Lori, the author of Surprise I Have Three Eyes. Jenine invites you to join Joey and his magical friends on a journey through an enchanted forest as he uncovers how to see through his third eye.

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Jan 13, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - A Surprisingly Exciiting Adventure
26:08

Change is hard for everyone. It can be especially hard for kids. Meghan Marie Geary has created the A Surprisingly Exciting Adventure series. The first in that series The Great Big Move is a great way to start talking to kids about change.

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Jan 12, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Cordelia and the Whale
29:09

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt is an author, illustrator, public speaker, mother, sister, daughter, and wife. We have a great time speaking to her about performing for kids, her Youtube page and her new kidit Cordelia and the Whale.

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Jan 11, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Boy, the Boat and the Beast
32:31

Great conversation with our friend Samantha M Clark. Samantha is a member of the Spooky Middle Grade authors group. She is back with us to tell us about her Middle Grade Novel The Boy, the Boat and the Beast.

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Jan 10, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - STEM Spark
27:04

Suzie Olsen is on a mission to inspire kids, especially girls, to explore STEM fields. She is back on the podcast to tell us about her STEM Spark blog. She also teaches us how we can make snow in our home with our kids.

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Jan 08, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Habits for Success
25:39

It is the start of a New Year. The perfect time for to develop new behaviors and habits to make our lives, and the lives of our kids, happier and healthier. Author, screenwriter and actor G Brian Benson is on to tell us about his new books Habits for Success and Lucy and Chester Amazing Adventures.

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Jan 06, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Third Mushroom
28:54

So excited to welcome Jennifer Holm to the podcast. Jennifer is is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author of THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She is the recipient of three Newbery Honors. She joins us today to talk about her latest novel The Third Mushroom.

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Jan 05, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - MC Veggie Fresh
30:55

Super conversation with debut author Shanon Morris. Her fabulous book, MC (emcee)Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic, is the perfect mix of nutrition and hip-hop that will make learning about food, healthy habits and cooking fun!

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Jan 03, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Fantastic Failures
29:45

We start the year off with a fantastic conversation with Luke Reynolds. Luke is the author of Fantastic Failures. Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! We talk about how we can inspire our kids to turn their failures into triumphs.

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Jan 01, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - New Year's Eve Magic
03:59

2018 has been an amazing year for the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. We have had some amazing guests, we have hit number 1 on iTunes and we have been nominated for the iHeartRadio Best Kids and Family Podcast Award. And best of all we have inspired families all over the World to read more with their kids. We would love to say thank you with a little New Year's Eve Magic.

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Dec 31, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Princess & the cafe on the Moat
30:09

Two fabulous authors join us for this episode. Margie Markarian tells us about her charming picture book The Princess and the Cafe on the Moat. We also speak with Joanie Findle about her middle grade fantasy novels.

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Dec 30, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - One Big Bully
29:43

Tracy Blom's latest book is One Big Bully, a charming story about a bull whose horns grow every time he is mean to another. Super conversation about friendship.

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Dec 29, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - I Will Always Love You
26:40

We love Christmas, but the holidays can be a challenging time for so many people. Melissa Lyons has written a one of a kind book! ‘I Will Always Love You” is a comforting, thought provoking and deeply moving story that takes moments to read and offers a lifetime of comfort.

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Dec 27, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Spooky Christmas Special
45:29

Ho, Ho, Ahhh! This is an incredibly special and spooky episode of the podcast. The authors of SppokyMiddleGrade.com have come together on our show to create and tell an original spooky story. We also talk about the value and fun of creating stories as a family.

Get ready to be majorly spooked by S A Larsen, Kim Ventrella, Samantha M Clark, David Neilson, Victoria Piontek, Jonathan Rosen, Angie Smibert, Kat Shepherd and Sarah Cannon!

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Dec 25, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - When Daronte's Father Went To Prison
37:25

Kimberly Ballou's award winning debut Middle Grade novel When Daronte's Father Went To Prison is a powerful book that addresses issues that effect millions of kids in the US. Kim is back on the show to share news about her just published WDFWTP teachers guide.

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Dec 23, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Not A Purse
30:07

We are so happy to welcome Stephanie Dreyer to the RWYK Podcast. Stephanie is a wonderful part of our podcasting family. She is here to tell us about her wonderful new kidlit "Not A Purse". Not A Purse enlightens families about the various ways animals are worn and used at home

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Dec 22, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Reading Comics is Reading!
28:27

Syndicated comic strip artist Mark Tatulli, the creator of the wildly popular Lio comic, introduces us to his full-color middle grade graphic novel that centers on his own experience in the summer after seventh grade. We also meet author and former teacher Beverly Stiffler Smith.

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Dec 20, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Miracle of Sharing
25:51

Wonderful conversation with Elizabeth Dufek, the author of The Traveling Dress. This book tells the story of Alexandra, a girl who has everything, but none of the things that warm a little one's heart. A great story about the miracle of sharing.

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Dec 18, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Blackthorn Key Advenutres
29:59

Super conversation with Kevin Sands, the author of The Blackthorn Key Adventures. This is an exciting Middle Grade Fantasy series that Kirkus reviews calls Stunning. Listen to hear what kind of family conversations this book will inspire.

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Dec 16, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Everyone Can Learn Math
27:36

How do you approach a math problem that challenges you? Do you keep trying until you reach a solution? Or do you get frustrated easily and give up? Alice Aspinall is here to help us teach our kids that tell us everyone can learn math!

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Dec 15, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Ignite Your Kid's Curiosity
29:53

Get ready to meet the inspiration behind the greatest science clubhouse ever! Melissa Stewart, the author of dozens and dozens of amazing science books, knows how to ignite kids curiosity!

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Dec 13, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - How To Inspire Your Kids To Love STEM
32:07

We are so excited. Our Dean of Stem Jennifer Swanson is back with great resources to inspire kids to love STEM. We are excited that Jen has won the 2019 Award from the National Science Teacher's Association. We also welcome Dennis Low to tell us about his wonderful kidlit Isabella and Trent's Hot Air Balloon Adventure.

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Dec 11, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Two Amazing Girls
30:08

Today we meet two amazing girls. Our first guest is Emily Bastien, the amazing 9 year old author of The Fearless Fantabulous Five. Emily has been writing since she was five and has no plans to stop. Our second guest is Alessandro Reale, and while he is not a girl he is the author of a super book about a very special girl known as Only One Samantha.

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Dec 09, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Santa's Izzy Elves
34:42

Looking to start a new family read aloud Christmas Tradition? Listen in as Dorothea Jensen tells us about Santa's high tech savvy Izzy Elves. This award winning series is great fun for everyone. And our conversation with Dorothea is a blast!

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Dec 08, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Why Did You Choose Me?
34:41

Most adoptive and foster children struggle at some point in their life with knowing who they are and where they belong. After searching for adoption storybooks to read to her own adopted children, Katie Cruice Smith decided that there was a need for more books that parents could read at bedtime to connect with their adopted and fostered children.

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Dec 06, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - From India to the UK with Love
37:34

We go around the World in today's episode of the podcast. We first travel to Hyderabad, India to speak with Harsha Sheelam, author of Poppydown Pals. We then travel to Somerset in the UK to speak to Lynn Emslie about her new book Jasper and Milo's Walk in the Park.

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Dec 04, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas
25:48

We are so happy to welcome the beginning of the Eight Days of Hanukkah with a visit from author Pamela Ehrenburg. Her new children's book Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas is the perfect book for all families regardless of your faith.

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Dec 02, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Unplug & Play
24:17

From our podcast title you know we are all about inspiring families to read together. We also believe in the power of play, and playing together. Brad Berger is here with great, fun games that can help families unplug and grow closer

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Dec 01, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - With The Courage of a Mouse
28:51

Sometimes courage can come from the most surprising places. Donna Sager Cowan tells us about her wonderful new kidlit series Super Hero School and how we can help kids find their super hero courage.

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Nov 29, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Breaking The Barriers
25:09

Robbin Miller takes us back in time the the mid 1970's, a time when girls were not allowed to play Little League Baseball. Listen as she tells us how her love of baseball helped Break the Barriers.

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Nov 27, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Where Do Ideas Come From
29:58

Where do wildly imaginative ideas for Children's Books come from? For author Elen Oberio the answer to that question is easy, from her son, and from listening to children playing. You will love listening to Elen share her creative process while telling us about her wonderful Rocky the Rocketsaur.

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Nov 25, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Adventures in Friendship
31:53

Cindi Handley Goodeaux is the author of The Adventures of Princess Jellybean. This wonderful picture books takes kids on an adventure in friendship, helping them understand that kids with different abilities can be great friends.

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Nov 24, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Fostering Gratitude
28:47

We are so grateful to welcome Dr John Degarmo for this special episode of the podcast. Dr John is the nation's leading foster care expert. Here is here to share some ideas on how we can help our kids live gratefully and help kids in need.

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Nov 22, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Mindfulness for Kids
31:40

J Robin Albertson Wren is here to introduce us to her new book Mindfulness for Kids. Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends—that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness—and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.

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Nov 20, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Phyllis Wong Mysteries
36:53

I love the Phyllis Wong Mysteries. This is absolutely one of my favorite series. And I love speaking with the creative genius behind the series Geoffrey McSkimming. Listen as Geoffrey and I speak about language, inspiration and so much more.

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Nov 18, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - More Books for Tots to Teens
31:33

Have we got book ideas for you! Leslea Wahl is here to share some of her favorite Dystopian novels. These are great books you and your teens may love. We also welcome back Rosie Russell to tell us about her new kidlit MoonShadow Mae

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Nov 17, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper
28:55

Action! Adventure! Mystery! Fiona Ingram loves to take her young readers on journeys to distant cultures and times. Listen as she tells us about her latest book Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper.

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Nov 15, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Candace Cameron Bure
25:24

One of our most anticipated shows ever. Candace Cameron Bure is here to tell us about her wonderful Kidlit Candace On Stage. Candace, the star of Full House, Fuller House and so much more, reveals why writing a children's book was so important to her, and also shares her thoughts on the many benefits of reading with your kids.

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Nov 13, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Shadow's Servant
31:29

Why do kids love fantasy? Why do they love scary stories? These are just a couple of tangents we explore during our conversation with Justin Swapp, author of The Shadow's Servant.

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Nov 11, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - LeVar Burton Speaks!
27:40

We are so excited to welcome star of stage, screen and television LeVar Burton. LeVar is a passionate advocate of literacy. He believes that literacy is the right of all human beings. You will love listening to LeVar speak about his many literacy projects

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Nov 10, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Rock Hound
27:12

STEM Week continues! Author and certified Rock Lover Shelby Wilde tells us about her great Middle Grade book Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound: Seek-and-Find Book for Kids Who Love Rocks. Listen to learn how to inspire kids to be more curious about the world around them.

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Nov 08, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - STEM Tuesday Disease!
26:21

Jennifer Swanson, our Dean of STEM and STEAM returns to the RWYK Podcast to talk about Disease! We explore great books that introduce our kids to the study of disease and how we can stay healthy. We also talk about Jedlie's visit to the CDC's Sencer Museum in Atlanta, one of the most fascinating, and creepy, museums ever.

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Nov 06, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Return to Arestana
26:27

Today we return to the magical world of Arestana as we welcome back author Shawn B Robinson. Shawn tells us about the latest chapter of his fantastic Arestana Middle Grade series. We have a great time talking about his series, imagination and how we can inspire our kids to be curious.

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Nov 04, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Your Vote Is Magic
26:43

Since election day is right around the corner we decided to invite master illusionist Lyn Dillies to remind us that Your Vote Is Magic. Lyn recounts the amazing illusion she created to introduce her book to the World. She also tells us about her wonderful Learn magic with Lyn DVD.

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Nov 03, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Candace Cameron Bure Preview
02:35

Quick video preview of our upcoming interview with Candace Cameron Bure, author of Candace Center Stage, and star of Netflix' Fuller House.

Nov 02, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Amber's Magical Savings Box
27:24

Rachel Hanible wants to help kids become financially literate! Rachel tells us how we can use her wonderful interactive book to encourage and inspire children to create their own savings goals to buy all the magical things they desire. Lets teach our kids these lessons early before they make the same financial mistakes we made.

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Nov 01, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - From Me To You
29:26

Norman Aladjem is a successful talent Manager in Hollywood. He never intended to write a book. He set out to write a series of letters to his daughter to share his life experiences. Fortunately for us he decided to share that wisdom, humor and love with the world.

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Oct 30, 2018
LeVar Burton Preview
02:17

Preview of LeVar Burton's appearance

Oct 29, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Day Dreaming Pirates
23:37

Arrgh! Get ready to set sail with Joseph Ruder as he tells us how Day Dreaming Danny uses his imagination to search for buried pirate treasure. You are going to love Joseph's suggestion to let our kids play in puddles to encourage imagination.

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Oct 28, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Books For Tots & Teens
32:24

Today we speak with two of our favorite authors. Leslea Wahl is back to share great books you and your teens will love to co read. And Delilah Hall is back to tell us about Football Challenge, a book you will love to read with your tots,

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Oct 27, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Fabulous Mr B!
24:22

Retired teacher and inspired author Bruce Weinberg tells us about The Fabulous Feats of Mr B! You and your kids will be mesmerized by the quirky Mr. B and his exciting classroom adventures. Each story has a message for children and adult readers alike.

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Oct 25, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Kids Love Poetry
27:18

Do kids love poetry? Author and teacher Shannon Anderson says YES! Her new book Monster and Dragon is a big hit with kids and adults. When Monster and Dragon discover a poetry contest, they both decide they are in it to win it. Making the most of every minute, Monster and Dragon try out many kinds of poems. They drop their entries into the box right before the deadline, with some high fives and high hopes.

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Oct 23, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Little Unicorn
23:53

Our favorite Mermaid, author Sheri Fink returns to tell us about her new picture book The Little Unicorn. The Little Unicorn lives in an enchanted forest powered by the magic of her inner sparkle. When she begins to doubt herself, the magic within her and her surroundings begins to disappear. She sets off on a journey to save the forest by rediscovering her sparkle, only to find it in the place she least expects. This heartwarming story helps kids realize that we all have an inner sparkle, and we all can create magic when we believe in ourselves.

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Oct 21, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Shocking Secrets of Science
26:47

#STEM #STEMWeek #Animals #Secrets #ShockingSecrets

STEM Week Rocks! Ana Maria Rodriguez loves to uncover the shocking secrets of Scuba Diving Spiders, Puking Penguins and so much more! Listen as Ana Maria tells us how we can ignite our kids' curiosity.

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Oct 20, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Science Needs Everyone!
29:24

#STEM #STEMWeek #Science #Technology #Engineering #Math

STEM Week continues. Today we are speaking with Patricia Newman. Patricia is the author of many STEM related books, including Plastics Ahoy and Sea Otter Heroes. Patricia helps us understand that you do not need to be a rocket scientist to contribute to the advancement of science and knowledge. Great conversation about valuing the talents of every individual.

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Oct 18, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - STEM Week Deep Space Exploration
27:11

#STEM #Science #Technology #Engineering #Math #Space #Exploration

STEM Week is back! To kick off another exciting STEM Week we welcome back Jennifer Swanson. Jen is the driving force behind the STEM Tuesday blog. Today we talk about Deep Space Exploration.

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Oct 16, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Magical Words
24:10

#Bullying #Respect #Inspiration

Today we meet former teacher turned author Judy Weagle. Judy is committed to empowering kids through her writing, inspiring them to stop bullying by choosing to respectful and kind. Today we talk about her first three books, Lisa and her Pygamas, Dandelion and Magical Words.

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Oct 14, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Ten Little Night Stars
26:56

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Best selling author Deb Gruelle has writing in her blood. She tells us about her wonderful board book Ten Little Night Stars. This is a sweet bedtime counting story that kids will love. Deb also tells us about her great uncle Johnny Gruelle the author of Raggedy Anne and Andy.

#bedtime #reading #counting #RaggedyAnne

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Oct 13, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Unsong Heroes
28:47

Jedlie's award winning picture book The Great Maritini has been named one of the Top Seven Books that teach kids kindness. Get your autographed copy at www.GreatMaritini.com

Nancy Churnin is an award winning author who likes to use her talents to shine a spotlight on many of the unsung heroes who have helped change the World. Listen and learn how a deaf player helped change baseball, and how a Queen's act of kindness brought the first Christmas Tree to England.

#UnsungHeroes #Christmas #Deaf #Kindness #Courage #Dallas #Baseball

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Oct 11, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Misdirection
27:37

Jedlie's new school assembly program "Reading Matters" uses magic, illusion & storytelling to inspire kids to become life long readers and learners. To learn more visit www.ReadingWithYourKids.com

This is one of my favorite interviews. Superstar magician turned author Ning Cai tells us about Misdirection. This is the first book in Ning's exciting new YA mystery trilogy about a teenage savant on the trail of her family's killer. Ning talks about her book, family and why she left magic at the height of her career.

#Misdirection #Magic #MagicBabeNing #Singapore #Family #Mystery

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Oct 10, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Dagger & Coin
26:37

Jedlie's School Assembly Programs inspire kids to be kind, caring and respectful. Learn more at www.jedlie.com

We welcome back author Kathy MacMillian. Kathy tells us about her just released YA Novel Dagger and Coin. This is the second in Kathy's Sword and Verse series.

#YA #Reading #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast #Literacy #Fantasy #Epic #Romance #Literature #Fiction

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Oct 09, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Dealing With Classroom Bullies
25:17

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Ellwyn Autumn is here to tell us about her Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully. This is a great conversation about bullying, friendship and empathy.

#Bullying #BookAward #StopBullying #Friendship

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Oct 07, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The ABC's of Rose
25:10

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JRenee Hiemerman is passionate about helping people. Through her stories, JRenee hopes to teach children, as well as the adult reader, the skills to having a happier life. Today we celebrate her wonderful picture book The ABC's of Rose

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Oct 06, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - The Little Labradoodle
26:11

The Great Maritini is the award winning picture book from Jedlie that inspires kids to be kind and caring. Get your autographed copy at www.GreatMaritini.com

April M Cox is passionate about inspiring parents & grandparents to read more with their kids. She is the perfect guest for our show, and her new book "Puppy Pick Up Day - The Little Labradooddle" is a perfect book for families to read together.

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Oct 04, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Love Double Dutch
28:48

Jedlie's school assembly program We Choose Respect helps schools build safe, caring, bully free schools. Find out more at www.jedlie.com

We are so excited to welcome Doreen Spicer-Dannelly, the creator of the popular Disney Channel movie Jump In and the TV series The Proud Family. Doreen is here to talk about her new book Love Double Dutch.

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Oct 02, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - If You Give The Puffin A Muffin
23:42

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Timothy Young has been creating illustrations, toys and character designs for over 30 years. He is the Author/Illustrator of 11 children's books including his latest books If You Give the Puffin a Muffin and More Creatures and Characters; Drawing Awesomely Wild, Wacky, and Funny Animals

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Sep 30, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Goddess of Fierce Leadership
25:48

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Allexia Brewer is a rebel and provocateur, always blazing new paths and teaching others to do the same! She tells us about Monadiki, the inspirational tale of a girl who is born into a world of gods and goddesses and goes through the common struggles of growing up.

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Sep 29, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Where You Lead
23:36

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Our good friend Leslea Wahl is here to share some great action and adventure books you will love reading with your teens. And this month's suggestions include Leslea's new book "Where You Lead".

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Sep 27, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Travel the World with DaddyBlogger
24:25

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Imagine visiting every country in the World. Now imagine attempting to visit every country in the World with your spouse and young children! Today's guest, Ricky Shetty, the DaddyBlogger, and his family are well on their way to accomplishing that dream.

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Sep 25, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Duck, Duck, Moose!
23:12

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Joy Heyer is the author and illustrator of the picture book Duck, Duck, Moose. Joy lives in Virginia with her husband, 3 of her children, and a dog. Her oldest is married with 2 children of her own making Joy a Grandma.

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Sep 23, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - No Frogs In School
31:45

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Author - College Professor Alexandria La Faye joins us for a fascinating chat about all things kidlit. We talk about her seriously fun new book "No Frogs In School" and so much more. If you are an author or a parent you do not want to miss this!

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Sep 22, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Around the World with a Flying Dog?
26:40

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We travel all around the World in today's show. Laura Hockensmith joins us from The Netherlands to tell us about Kiba's Fun in the Sky Series. When then travel to New Zealand to speak with Anita Kelly Gaunt about her Literacy Tales Series.

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Sep 20, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Don't Give Up!
21:14

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Retired teacher and author Judi Folmsbee tells us about her delightful book Bubba the Busy Beaver. Have you ever felt like giving up because something was too hard to do? Bubba felt the same way, but he was in for a BIG surprise!

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Sep 18, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Whistle Watch at Uncle Willie's House
25:42

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We are so excited to welcome back Author - Illustrator Pamela C Rice. We love Pamela's wonderful stories and art work. Today she tells us about her wonderful picture book Whistle Wacth at Uncle Willie's House.

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Sep 16, 2018
Reading With Your Kids - Eavesdropping on Elephants
28:38

Jedlie's school assembly "Boss Of My Body!" helps kids make healthy choices for their lives. To learn more please visit www.jedlie.com

STEM Week concludes with a fascinating chat about Elephants. Patricia Newman is here to just blow us away with her book Eavesdropping on Elephants. Did you know elephants communicate with each other? Listen in and find out how!

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Sep 15, 2018