Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Reading With Your Kids Podcast

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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June 26, 2022 27 min

Lorelei Savaryn is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #MiddleGrade #Novel The Edge Of In Between. Lorelei tells us this is a creepy, magical retelling of The Secret Garden. We also talk about how reading spooky books can empower tweens and teens.

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Donny Abbott is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his debut #PictureBook Stanley the Claustrophobic Miner. Donny tells us this is a book that’s almost 25 years in the making and is a great story about a young boy who has a desire to be like his dad. But along the way he faces a couple of challenges that need solutions. This is a wonderful story that reminds us how we can turn our weaknesses into strengths.

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June 24, 2022 26 min

Debut #PictureBook #Author Ritu Anand is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Kara's Dream. Ritu tells us that Little Kara had big dreams. But she had seen others around her defeated by the obstacles thrown at them, and she was fearful she might endure the same fate and never attain her dreams. Kara, a young tree in the forest, decides to ask a wise, mature tree for advice. The mentoring helps Kara realize that she...

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June 23, 2022 28 min

Dr Sidney Thompson is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his #MiddleGrade #Novel Kudzu's Enourmous New Life. This book follows a chipmunk, a dog and a young boy on the autism spectrum, as they band together in the power of companionship.

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June 22, 2022 28 min

Illustrator Melanie Hall returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her beautiful new #BoardBook A Summer Stroll In The City. Melanie tells us this lovely book celebrates the diversity and beauty of our cities. Melanie also talks about her relationship with Cathy Goldberg Fishman, the book's author and how we can encourage our kids to be creative.

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June 21, 2022 25 min

Steph Katzovi is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #MiddleGrade #Novel Hurricamp. Steph tells us When ten-and-three-quarter-year-old Noodle Newman heads off to sleepaway camp for the first time, it’s an absolute disaster. Feeling horribly homesick, there’s absolutely NO WAY Noodle will survive four whole weeks at camp. But as Hurricane Hilda approaches Camp Hillside, Noodle’s entire existence is turned ups...

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June 20, 2022 41 min

This is a special replay of our award winning 2021 episode celebrating Juneteenth. Jedlie & Justina Thompson celebrate Juneteenth with Karyn Parsons, Dr Michael Waters, Malcolm Mitchell, Amanda Lynch & K Ibura. These amazing children's authors tell us what Juneteenth means to them, how they plan on celebrating this newly declared Federal holiday and why it is a holiday for all of us.

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June 19, 2022 30 min

Author & Illustrator Brian Biggs is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his latest #PictureBook "My Hero". Brian tells us there are three characters in My Hero, and that many people may assume that the hero is the dad. But, spoiler alert, Brian tells us the hero in the story, and often in life, is the child.

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June 18, 2022 28 min

Award winning illustrator, and now author, John Parra returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Growing An Artist, The Story Of A Landscaper And His Son. John tells us this is a deeply personal book that is based on his childhood experience about the bond between a father and son, hard work, and the links between nature, art, and creativity

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June 17, 2022 29 min

Tamara Girardi is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #BoardBook Why Daddy? Why? ou know you’re a parent when it feels like you hear the word “Why?” a million times a day. In this adorable board book, a cuddly papa bear uses his cub’s naturally inquisitive nature to show the many forms of his love. From bear hugs to bubble baths and storytime snuggles, this daddy answers every question with the answer to why...

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June 16, 2022 26 min

Author Jessica Gold and illustrator Sanghamitra Dasgupta are on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate their new #ChildrensBook The Treehouse Story. This is a lovely story that celebrates family, cooperation and storytelling

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June 15, 2022 26 min

M K McBriarty is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #ChildrensBook The Birds In The Backyard: Tales Under The Sycamore Tree. M K tells us that this is the story of one little bird's determination to create a special place for all of his backyard friends. The book also includes additional resources to inspire both children and families to discover their local environment while also creating their own uniqu...

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June 14, 2022 28 min

Lauren Wolk is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #MiddleGrade #Novel My Own Lightning. Lauren tells us this is a sequal to her very popular Newbery honor winning Wolf Hollow. In this powerful conversation Lauren tells us how she, like the lead character in the book, struggles to stand up to the bullies in her life.

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June 13, 2022 33 min

We had such an amazing time at the recent Florida Home School Convention in Orlando. Today we share conversations with some of the many authors we met at the event, including Brent Vernon, Julie Lavender, Sarah Belize Tucker and the very amazing BigAirBen67

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June 12, 2022 25 min

Author Kay B is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #ChildrensBook Our Family Vacation. Kay tells us her book takes readers on an adventurous trip from packing to flying to touring and exploring. Through rhyme and bright colorful illustrations, readers will see how much fun traveling can be and discover the experiences they can have when the go on vacation.

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June 11, 2022 24 min

Laura Lavoie is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #PictureBook Vampire's Vacation. Laura tells us this is a fun story about a young vampire who does not want to vacation in Transylvania again!

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June 10, 2022 28 min

Erin Petti is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #MiddleGrade #Novel The Peculiar Haunting Of Thelma Bee. Erin is a member of the Spooky Middle Grade authors group and tells us about a time she encountered a ghost while leading a tour at Plimouth Pawtuxet Museums. This interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the lovely Books & Sundry shop in Plymouth, MA.

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June 9, 2022 27 min

Linda Hansen is a fascinating person. She is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #Childrens #PictureBook Otto The Otter, A Big Surprise. While speaking about the book we discover that Linda and her husband led a nonprofit agency serving burn victims. Linda has a love of service and life that is inspiring.

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Educator & author Heather Fontaine Youngs is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #PIctureBook "My Home". Heather tells us she has been a preschool educator in the New Yorks City schools for over two decades. She was inspired to write My Homes as a way to begin to have conversations with her students about the different places families call home, and that some families experience moments when they...

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June 7, 2022 26 min

Helena Ku Rhee returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #PictureBook Rosa's Song. Helena tells us ROSA’S SONG is loosely based on Helena’s childhood, when she lived in an apartment building that was a place of transition for many people. Friendships were intense, even if short-lived, and the story is about two kids from very different backgrounds (as well as a parrot named Pollito!). It’s about how a si...

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