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.

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Reading With Your Kids - The Birthday Triplets
29:05

In this special edition of the podcast we meet Kelly Tooman, co author of the Birthday Triplets series. Kelly created this series with her mom to teach kids empathy. Each morning, Candi, Cookie and Coco Birthday dance into one of their Granny Rosie's magical adventures to find someone sad whose birthday has been forgotten. It is not until the end of their journey that they discover the mystery of who.

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May 22, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Great Fantasy Reads & Peruvian Potatoes
29:31

Two of our favorite guests. Leslea Wahl returns to the podcast to share some of her favorite Middle Grade & YA titles in the Fantasy Genre. We also learn how to make Peruvian Scalloped Potatoes from our friend Elizabeth Rudd from Compass and Fork.

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May 21, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - What CoCo Likes
28:54

We have a wonderful time chatting with Emily Peers. Emily is a mom who has turned her love for family and baking into a fantastic new Facebook page called What CoCo Likes.

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May 19, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Teacher of the Year
32:38

This is possibly one of my favorite episodes of the RWYK Podcast. We have a fascinating conversation with NJ Non Public School Teacher of the Year Julia Guthrie. Julia is passionate about inspiring kids to develop a love of learning & reading. She shares some truly innovative ideas on how we can help even the most reluctant readers fall in love with books.

Click here to read Julia's blog post on The Nerdy Reader

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May 18, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Anya's Secret Society
25:31

Fascinating conversation with author & illustrator Yevgenia Nayberg. Her beautiful new picture book "Anya's Secret Society" gives us a peak into life in Russia and into the mind of a little girl who feels like she does not fit in.

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May 17, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Deputy Paws & Fabulous Friends
36:12

Today we speak with the authors of two Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Reads! Nayera Salam is on to celebrate her touching new Kidlit Friends of a Different Kind. And we also welcome Peggy Race, author of Deputy Paws and the Puppy Mill Clause.

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May 16, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Take Me Out To The Ball Game
26:13

Our guest today is Chris Bergstrom, Director of Youth and Fan Engagement for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. We have a real fun chat with Chris about all of the wonderful family activities the Red Sox offer at Fenway Park and throughout New England

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May 14, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Day The Buddha Woke Up
39:00

We are celebrating the Buddha's Birthday with a wonderful conversation with Andrea Miller. Her new kidlit The Day The Buddha Woke Up is a board book that will captivate children of all ages. It’s the perfect way to introduce young children to the story of the Buddha—the clear, gracefully written story puts the Buddha's awakening into language children can understand.

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May 12, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - What Divorce Does To A Child
32:17

We are kicking Mother's Day weekend off with the perfect book for every family. Shannon Forster created her new Kidlit "Loves Grows and Grows" specifically for millions of kids who are now living in extended and blended families. She wants to help kids, and parents know that there is no limit to how much we can love.

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May 11, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Screens Off! Let's Play!
24:23

Brad Berger is back on the RWYK Podcast to introduce us to his brand new "Big Book Of Games. Brad is a master at creating totally interactive social games for families & adult friends. These games are not only fun they are designed to help players grow closer together.

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May 10, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Cool Cat From New Orleans
29:36

Do not miss this fabulous conversation with actress, poet & author Shaina Simmons. She tells us about her wonderful debut kidlit The Cat and The Lion. In the process we learn a whole lot about her native New Orleans and about some of her other creative projects.

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May 09, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - No One Mocks A Panda
25:14

Author Paolo Mazzucato is on the #RWYK Podcast to tell us about his fun new Kidlit No One Mocks A Panda. A journey through the animal kingdom that shows no matter how different we may be, it takes all kinds, shapes, colors and sizes to make the world a special, wondrous place.

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May 07, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Black Princess
29:59

Helina Bailey is on the podcast to celebrate her wonderful new kidlit Black Princess. Helina is on a mission to encourage self love and build self esteem, while introducing diversity to children of different backgrounds.

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May 05, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Leaving Kent State
34:21

Sabrina Fedel is on the podcast to tell us about Leaving Kent State> This is an award winning novel that is a searing look at what happened on May 4, 1970, on the campus of Kent State University as it became the final turning point in Americans' tolerance for the Vietnam War

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May 04, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Celebrating Strong Women
30:00

Heartwarming conversation with author Julie Rubini. She is on the podcast to tell us about "Eye to Eye" her new biography about legendary sports Journalist Christine Brennan. She also talks to us about Claire's Day, a series of book festivals her family began to honor her late daughter.

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May 03, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - 3,585 Miles To Be An American Girl
28:09

Have you ever been the new kid in class? Try being the new kid in a country? Nury Castillo Crawford's new #kidlit helps all kids understand the difficulties of learning a new language and new culture while trying to make new friends.

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May 02, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Good Morning Mirror
25:38

Jennifer Senne wants to help kids know that they are loved. Her new inspirational Kidlit "Good Morning Mirror" reminds kids, and adults, that "A mirror can either be your friend or your enemy - it is your choice what it should be."

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Apr 30, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Redwoods and Whales
37:41

Grammy nominated recording artist Phil Joel is on the podcast to celebrate his new inspirational self help book Redwoods and Whales. Phil tells us he wants to help us push aside the things that entangle and lay hold of the lives that we are born to live

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Apr 28, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Spectacular Specs & Lots of Laughs
30:28

Get ready to laugh! We are joined by the hilarious Russell Ginns. In addition to being hilarious Russell is an author and puzzle maker. He combines all of these talents to delight us with his new kidlit Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs

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Apr 27, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - There's A Squirrel In My Engine
25:22

Shanw P B Robinson is back to celebrate the launch of his latest Kidlit, Jerry The Squirrel Volume Two. Jerry is a Squirrel. Jerry is also an inventor... quite a good one, as a matter of fact. He can design and build just about anything. The problem is, Jerry's inventions rarely work the way he wants them to work. We also talk about a squirrel that built a home in an car engine.

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Apr 26, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Summer of a Thousand Pies
31:27

Margaret Dilloway is on the podcast to introduce us to her wonderful new middle grade novel Summer of a Thousand Pies. This is a heartfelt story about a girl who must try to save her aunt’s failing pie shop. We have a great time chatting about friendship, family, and, of course, pie. Speaking of great food, Elizabeth Rudd is here from Compass and Fork to teach us how to cook a delicious pork meal with our kids.

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Apr 25, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Screens Off & Sleep!
28:34

Who knew that sleep was so vitally important to our health! Dr Whitney Roban knows. She is a sleep specialist and the author of Devan and Evan Play Fortnight 'Till Eleven. This book will help families who have children struggling with:
*following sleep rules at bedtime
*refusing to go to sleep
*waking in the middle of the night
*rising too early in the morning
*excessive use of electronics and video games

Click here to find Dr Roban's Book on amazon

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Apr 23, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Helping Kids Live Gratefully
29:03

Helping our kids learn to live gratefully is perhaps one of the greatest lessons we can teach them. Ruth King knows this, and has written a brilliant picture book that does just that. Her new #Kidlit Gilly The Grateful Superhero would be a fantastic addition to your family library.

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Apr 21, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - RAD Girl Revolution
29:34

It is time for a RAD Girl Revolution. Photo Illustrator Jennifer Bruno tells us about her ground breaking Kidlit RAD Girl Revolution, the book for little girls with BIG Dreams. We have a great time talking about the book's unique art and how we can inspire our girls to reach for their dreams.

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Apr 20, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Hickory Doc's Tales
24:22

Linda Harkey is a past teacher and an enthusiastic hunting dog owner for over 30 years. She has spent around 22 years working as a volunteer docent at two outstanding museums in Oklahoma. In that role she has been writing curricula for children’s programs. This has given her the ability to teach elementary children about art, history, animals, and nature.

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Apr 19, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Love Sugar Magic
36:58

Today we meet Anna Meriano, a rising star in the literary World. This Houston native is the author of the Love Sugar Magic Middle Grade series. This series is a charming and sweet series about mischeif, friendship, family and magic.

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Apr 18, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Death Eating Zombie Animals
24:50

Death eating zombie animals. Do we really need to give you another reason to listen to this STEM Tuesday episode of the podcast? Jennifer Swanson, our Dean of all things STEM and STEAM returns with a unique look at the animal Kingdom that is sure to grab the attention of your tweens.

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Apr 16, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Sydney Saidso
38:41

Fascinating conversation about the state of inner city education, family and a wonderful girl named Sydney Saidso. April Lee Terrell spent ten years’ in Baltimore City Public School System as an Early Childhood educator and Administrator. Sidney is constantly being bossy, taking other students things, and correcting everyone's mistakes. When her friends are finally tired of her ways, Sidney learns the true meaning of being the Miss-Know-It All Girl.

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Apr 14, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Last Fifth Grade
42:10

April is National Poetry Month. We are celebrating with an extended conversation with Laura Shovan. Her middle grade novel in verse The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, is a great place for us to launch into our celebration of poetry. We also discuss how poetry may be the key that unlocks a love of reading for many reluctant readers.

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Apr 13, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Bone Hollow
28:43

What does the town of Bone Hollow have in common with the Peace Corp? Both play important roles in the life of our guest, Spooky Middle Grade author Kim Ventrella. Kim speaks about her time serving in the Peace Corp, and also introduces us to her spooky fun new middle grade novel.

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Apr 12, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Boy Who Speaks In Bits & Bobs
30:07

Super conversation with author Eva Wong Nava. Her book "The Boy Who Talks In Bits & Bobs" gives us a look into the life of a child with a speech impediment. Eva also speaks about the value of reading with our kids, "sometimes" she reminds us "kids listen to books more then their parents."

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Apr 11, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - My Whirling, Twirling Motor
26:22

Merriam Sarcia Saunders is on the podcast to talk about her very important book "My Whirling, Twirling Motor". This book helps parents & teachers, and kids, develop an understanding of ADHD. In our chat Merriam shares valuable insight into ADHD that will be helpful to everyone.

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Apr 09, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Art of Holding On & Letting Go
32:10

In this episode of the podcast we meet former social worker turned YA author Kristin Bartley Lenz. Kristin also loves mountains, and that love comes through in her YA Novel The Art of Holding On and Letting Go. Listen as we talk about the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started.

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Apr 07, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - My Brother & Me
23:54

We have a delightful time speaking with Fina Lowman. Her debut picture book, "Liah & Otto, My Brother and Me" is a celebration of family. This is a great conversation about adoption and bi racial families.

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Apr 06, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Don't Feed The Bears
36:14

Today we interview two great authors. We first meet J I Spencer. He is the author of the wonderful Champ Building Character Series. He tells us why he is so passionate about helping kids build strong character traits. We also hear from Kathleen Doherty, author of "Don't Feed The Bear"

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Apr 05, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Broken Bee's Nest
24:23

We welcome back one of our favorite guests Lydia Lukidis. Lydia is here to tell us about her new creative non fiction book The Broken Bee's Nest. This charming story explores the Makers theme of Beekeeping and includes explanatory sidebars and an insect-related activity for young makers to try themselves!

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Apr 04, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - World Autism Awareness Day
34:06

April 2 is the first ever World Autism Awareness Day. We are celebrating this day with a visit from Educator & Author Sherry Howard. Sherry shares many stories from her time teaching non neuro typical kids and shares insight into ways we can help our kids be kind and respectful to everyone.

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Apr 02, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Mother, Mother Where's My Color!?!
24:02

Best selling author Kimberly Hemmings returns to the podcast to take us on a journey to the beautiful island of Jamaica to celebrate her new children's book "Mother, Mother Where's My Color?" This is a story not only about colors, but about, family, friendship, and loving who you are.

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Mar 31, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Let's Take A Trip To France
28:50

Ashley Davidson Fisher is the author of a wonderful bilingual, French-English picture book called La Petite Josette en Provence. La Petite Josette loves adventures and history and she is super excited for her trip to one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, France

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Mar 30, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - My Mom Is The Worst!
21:42

Parenting can be a thankless job. Sometimes we forget that being a toddler can be tough too. J K Coy is here to share her delightful picture book My Mom Is The Worst and help us look at life through a toddler's eyes.

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Mar 29, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Let's Go To The Dentist
24:57

Dental Hygienist turned debut author Katie Melko knows a thing or three about good dental health. She also knows how a trip to the dentist can be scary for kids. Her new picture book Paw Elementary: Roxy's Adventure to the School Dentist helps kids feel more comfortable when they visit their dentist

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Mar 28, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - The Power of Homespun Wisdom
24:04

Gail Shepherd is the author of the True History of Lyndie B Hawkins. Lyndie B. Hawkins loves history, research, and getting to the truth no matter what. But when it comes to her family, her knowledge is full of holes. Like, what happened to her father in the Vietnam War? Where does he disappear to for days? And why exactly did they have to move in with her grandparents?

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Mar 26, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Partying With The Ghosts
21:48

We have a fabulous time speaking with author and special effects artist Pragya Tomar. Babu and Bina at the Ghost Party is a colorful, imaginative picture book that will take you back in time! A story that highlights Indian History with a magical adventure. It combines the spirit of The Polar Express by Chris Van, Matilda by Roald Dahl and family fun of Robert Munsch books.

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Mar 24, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Grandpas & Secret Agents
31:49

Super conversation with two great authors. Gail Gritts returns to the show to tell us about Grandpa's Gift, her latest addition to her Reba & Katherine series. We also speak with Tabitha Bell about Agent 603.

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Mar 23, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Joy Sun Bear
33:13

What do you get when you have a curious sun bear, mysterious newcomers, an unexpected curse, and a mystical stone? A magical adventure like no other! John and Shearin Lee tell us about their wonderful new Kidlit Joy Sun Bear

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Mar 22, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Max & The Midknights
43:23

We have an absolutely wonderful time speaking with Cartoonist, Illustrator & Author Lincoln Peirce. Lincoln is the creator of the Big Nate comic strip. He tells us about his new graphic novel Max and the Midknights. We also talk about the value of reading comics and graphic novels and about the importance of comics to help reluctant readers.

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Mar 21, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Loving Numbers & Letters
37:24

Great conversations with three amazing guests. Mother & daughter team, Nita Clark & Kathy Doherty, tell us about their fun kidlit "I Hate Numbers". We also welcome Stephanie Hohl back to the show. Stephanie has created a new addition to her innovative "A, B, C, See, Hear, DO" series.

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Mar 19, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Yahooty Who
25:16

Our first conversation with the author of a Participa Story! Jen Oloo introduces us to the wonderfully fun Yahooty Who. Yahooty's story brings a smile to the face of everyone who reads it. Whether you are a child who is hearing the story for the first time, or a parent, grandparent or teacher reading it over and over again to your little ones, Yahooty takes us all to our happy place of imagination and childhood fantasy.

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Mar 17, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Journey With The Queen
34:20

Great episode starring two insightful educators. Dr Dawn Menge starts our discussion by telling us about her fabulous Queen Vernita Series. We then speak with Clayton Smeltzer about His Story. Both also talk to us about the benefits of reading together with kids of all ages

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Mar 16, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Should Girls Be On The Boys Wrestling Team
33:52

Get ready to enter the World of Middle School Wrestling. Laura Shovan is on to celebrate her fantastic middle grade novel Takedown. Discover what happens when one girl wants to break barriers in a sport dominated by boys in this exciting and thoughtful novel. We also ask the question should girls be on the boys wrestling team?

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Mar 15, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - You Are Your Strong
26:19

Danielle Dufayet wants to inspire kids to embrace their own strength. You Are Your Strong reassures kids that they can handle big emotions and highlights the benefit of developing inner strength and confidence in oneself. We also speak with Michael Shipman the author of The Blind Princess.

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Mar 14, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Reaching For The Moon
24:15

Great STEM Tuesday episode of the RWYK Podcast with Laura Roettiger. Aliana loves observing everything in nature. When she notices how bright the light of the full moon shines into her room, she spends time learning about the moon and experimenting with light. As she prepares for her brother s birthday, she plans a wonderful surprise to be revealed with the next full moon.

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Mar 12, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Captain Green Helps Kids Save The Planet
27:51

Fresh out of Superhero School, Captain Green gets a call. Dolphin is tangled up in plastic,and there’s trouble for Seagull and Turtle too. When our brave superhero rushes off to help, he finds himself on a major mission: saving sea creatures from plastic. But can Captain Green clean up this mess for good?

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Mar 10, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Great New Kidlit
36:22

Great interview with two fantastic authors. Daniel M Warloch returns to the podcast to tell us about the latest addition to his wildly popular Holly Kiss Kiss Series. And debut author Laura Renauld is on to introduce us to Porcupine Pie

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Mar 09, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Celebrating Brave Women
38:01

We celebrate International Woman's Day by speaking with Kathy MacMillan & Manuela Bernardi, the authors of the fantastic new Kidlit She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World. This great book allows readers to hear Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisholm & many others.

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Mar 08, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Barking To The Choir
39:02

This is a very special episode of the Podcast. We had the honor of chatting with the author of Barking to the Choir Fr Greg Boyle. Fr Greg is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the World. We talk about how we can help our kids spread radical kinship. We also speak with Leslea Wahl.

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Mar 07, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Get Your STEM Comics On!
27:30

We Love STEM! Our Dean of all things STEM and STEAM Jennifer Swanson is back to help us get our STEM Comics on! Jennifer shares some great comics and graphic novels that can help reluctant readers, and reluctant STEMers, to step out of their comfort zones and explore STEM.

Click here to check out Jen's STEM Tuesday Blog

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Mar 05, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Silly YaYa
28:29

We love grandmothers! And we love our conversation with Violet Favero, otherwise known as Silly YaYa! Her children's book Silly Yaya is a book of grandparent names and the one-of-a-kind relationship between grandchildren and their grandparents. Listen and you will also learn something about Jedlie's Nana!

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Mar 03, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Catching Falling Cradles
25:04

Dara Lovitz is on to celebrate her playful rewrite of classic fairy tales that offers readers peaceful alternatives to well known rhymes. With witty lyrics and beautiful illustrations, this charming, must-read book will delight readers of all ages.

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Mar 02, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Revenge of Magic
33:16

James Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time and Story Thieves series, as well as many books too unwritten to count. He is here to share his new novel Revenge of Magic

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Feb 28, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Confidence & Joy
32:25

Dr Deborah Ross Swain is on to tell us about her ground breaking book Confidence and Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences. Dr Swain talks about how we can use practical tools to lead your child with learning differences to lifelong success—educationally, socially, and personally.

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Feb 26, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - More Than The Moon
22:56

How much do you love your kids? If you are like our guest Aimee Andren, the answer is more than the Moon, more than the Sun, more than words can express. Aimee is here to tell us about her two for one book that was inspired by her love for her kids, and will help us express our unending love for our kids.

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Feb 24, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Helping Kids Find Their Voice
27:23

Our guest today is our friend, author Deborah Sherrell. She is here to tell us about her new Picture Book Sadie and the Paint Shop. We have a wonderful conversation about helping kids find their voice and the courage to be creative.

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Feb 23, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Zombie Rabbits & Puppet Cartels
29:59

Spooky Middle Grade author & our friend Sarah Connor is back to take us to Oddity, New Mexico, the fictional setting of her latest book, a place where odd is normal, and normal is odd. We also chat about the Universal appeal of spooky stories.

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Feb 22, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - A New Look For An Old Friend
27:55

Fascinating conversation with illustrator Vivian Mineker. She has collaborated with our friends at Familius Publishing to create a beautifully illustrated children's book based on Robert Frost's famous poem. While this was written as a children's book it is a moving presentation that will be meaningful for readers of all ages.

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Feb 21, 2019
Reading With Your Kids - Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish
29:23

Get ready to laugh out loud! Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld, author & illustrator of Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish, bring all sorts of fun and hilarity to our show. This is a joyful picture book that celebrates every kid's favorite day of the year, full of adorable art.

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Feb 19, 2019
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
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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
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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 - Building Strong Families
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