Remember Reading Podcast

By HarperCollins Publishers

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Remember Reading is a podcast about classic children’s books. In each episode, we rediscover one popular children's book, uncovering the unique story behind the story. While sitting down with famous, award-winning authors writing for today’s kids, we seek to find thematic parallels between books of the past and books of the present and deep dive into the special magic that makes a book timeless.

Episode Date
A Series of Unfortunate Events (ft. Daniel Handler aka "Lemony Snicket" & Soman Chainani)
A Series of Unfortunate Events begins with a warning... that this story is NOT for the faint of heart. Readers are determined to go on and prove their bravery. Listen as we talk to Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, on how he developed SUE and how fans have expressed deep connections with the harrowing circumstances of which its characters, The Baudelaire Siblings, are dealt. Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil series, joins us to talk about the kindred voice he felt for Lemony Snicket as well as his love of fairytales. We also get into evil itself and how a villain coming back again and again is an important lesson for kids. Also joining us is Handler's editor, Susan Rich who explains how the story was presented to her by Handler. She reflects on her reaction to the concept and why the series enchants its readers. To learn more about A Series of Unfortunate Events, visit Do you have a story about how a classic book changed your life? Tweet @readingpod or email us at Learn more at Until next time!
Mar 06, 2019
Ella Enchanted (ft. Gail Carson Levine)
Ella Enchanted is a modern day fairytale that has captured the hearts of many—so many, in fact, that it has legions of loyal fans! The story is celebrated for its feminist undertones and romance #goals. In this episode, author Gail Carson Levine shares the story behind the Ella Enchanted book as well as some touching fan mail. You'll also hear from Huffington Post culture writer and Ella super-fan, Claire Fallon, and other fans like Lorraine Boissoneault, Charlotte Stauffer, and Laura Hankin. And later, Gail's editor, Rosemary Brosnan, joins us to give us a little behind-the-scenes insight. Gail now has a follow up to Ella Enchanted called Ogre Enchanted. Check it out: Do you have a story about how a classic book changed your life? Tweet @readingpod or email us at Learn more at Until next time!
Feb 06, 2019
Charlotte's Web (ft. Jodi Kendall & Lisa Greenwald)
Do you remember reading Charlotte's Web? In this episode, Lindsay uncovers the famous children's book about a pig and a spider and discovers author EB White's story behind this Newbery award-winning book. Authors Jodi Kendall (The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City) and Lisa Greenwald (TBH: This is So Awkward) reflect on themes of loss and friendship and how a tough topic like grief, handled with care, makes Charlotte's Web a special book for kids. Do you have a story about how a classic book changed your life? Tweet @readingpod or email us at Learn more at Until next time!
Jan 08, 2019
Remember Reading | Podcast Trailer
Introducing Remember Reading, a podcast about classic children's books coming January 2019. In the show, host Lindsay Jacobsen searches to discover the meaning of a classic book. You'll hear from readers, the authors themselves—from archived interviews or in person with us in the studio—as well as contemporary, award winning authors as they reflect on the famous children's books that inspired them. Subscribe and be the first to know when our pilot episode airs. And hey, we want to hear what YOU remember reading. Submit your story of your favorite classic story via Twitter @readingpod or emailing us at Visit to learn more!
Dec 18, 2018