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.


June 4, 2023 23 mins

Megan Alms is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #BoardBook Creature From The Woods. Megan tells us that  this sweet board book compares a child’s movements and mannerisms to creatures from the woods. From the fox to the bear to the bunny, each baby animal explores the world around them and learns along the way—just like children do. The rich woodland colors and sweet animal families will make Creature from the W...

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Cat Fan is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #ChildrensBook Mika's Quest. Cat tells us that Mika’s Quest for the Lost Artifact is an enchanting tale that harnesses the power of a child’s imagination, awakening their intrepid spirit and sense of adventure. At the same time, it gently introduces the reader to the idea of facing their fears, saying that there will always be obstacles in life, but true bravery comes...

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June 1, 2023 29 mins

#NYTimes #BestSelling #Author Ally Condie is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #Childrens #PictureBook Here. Ally tells us that Here introduces kids, and perhaps their parents, to mindfulness and being grounded in the present. Here gently instructs young readers how to slow down, be present, and to use all their senses in order to appreciate the beauty around them, to con...

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May 31, 2023 21 mins

Guest host Jordan Sahley welcomes Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate their new #Novel The Sun And The Stars. Rick and Mark tell Jordan that it is time for Percy Jackson fans to rejoice! Nico and Will have a book of their own!

As the son of Hades, Nico di Angelo has been through so much, from the premature deaths of his mother and sister, to being outed against his will, to losing his frie...

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May 30, 2023 24 mins

Jill Esbaum is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her hilarious and factual introduction to the Amazonian hoatzin—or stinkbird—and its surprising, incredible superpower. (Spoiler alert: it's more than just the stink!)  Stinkbirds have a lot in common with other birds: they have feathers, wings, and a beak. But they also have . . . a hidden superpower! This proud stinkbird papa would love to tell you more about it—if ...

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May 28, 2023 30 mins

David Roth and Rinee Shah are on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate their fun new #ChildrensBool LOL101 - A Kids' Guide To Joke Writing. David is a  is a New York-based stand-up comedian who performs all over the United States and has made over a dozen comedy festival appearances. He has written jokes for magicians, public speakers, rappers, and Saturday Night Live stars. Rinee is an illustrator and advertising creative...

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May 27, 2023 29 mins

Two fantastic authors are on this episode of the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast. K M Waldvogel returns to the podcast to celebrate her latest #ChildrensBook Whoo, Whoo, Who's Out There? #Airforce #Veteran turned #ChildrensAuthor Douglas Berry also joins us to celebrate his delightful Jasper and Friends #PictureBook series.

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May 25, 2023 24 mins

Katie Hallam is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #ChildrensBook Nosey. Katie tells us Nosey is a whimsical story about a friendly little monster who lives in your nose, Nosey has a special talent for leveraging kids' imagination to help prevent nose picking in a fun and engaging way.  One of Katie's favorite things about being a mom is making up fantastical stories and watching the magical process of her ...

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May 24, 2023 24 mins

Carol Gordon Ekster returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #PictureBook Trucker Kid. Carol tells us this book, which took over a decade to come to our shelves, was inspired by an emcounter she had in a restaurant with a trucker and his daughter. The book is about a young girl whose pride in her father’s work as a truck driver wins the hearts and minds of her classmates. Carol also offers advice for writer...

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May 23, 2023 26 mins

Christine Babinec is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #ChildrensBook Want A Hug. Christine is a licensed professional counselor currently practicing in Portland, OR, Her work is rooted in social justice, and Chris has devoted her career to working with survivors of trauma and abuse. Chris tells us it’s never too early to teach children about the necessity of boundaries and the power of consent. Want a Hug? is a...

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Francesco Sedita is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his new #Childrens #PictureBook This Is The First Book I Will Read To You. Do you remember the first book you read to your kids?Maybe, maybe not. But Jedlie and Francesco are willing to bet you remember the feelings you had as you and your baby were transported to the soothing world of their story, sharing the special love of reading together for the first time.


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May 20, 2023 21 mins

Victoria Smith returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #Childrens #PictureBook Tuxedo Baby And His Annoying Cousins. Victoria tells us that Tuxedo Baby is dreading spending time with his cousins because it always ends in trouble. Meet Junction, Nimitz, and Cruz, Tux’s cousins from Chile. Tuxedo Baby tries hard to do what’s right but gets pulled by his annoying cousins in the wrong direction. Then trouble f...

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May 18, 2023 25 mins

Nancy Rose is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her adorable new #BoardBook Oakley The Squirrel, Camping 1, 2, 3. Nancy tells us this is a counting book like no other, featuring  real phots of real squirrels! Kids will love learning their numbers with Oakley the Squirrel in this charming counting book featuring Oakley and friends on a camping trip. Oakley helps readers learn to count as he experiences the fun of a c...

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May 17, 2023 23 mins

Mark Angelo is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his new #ChildrensBook Can We Play Baseball Mr DeMille? Mark has been a baseball fan since he was a little boy! He is also a globally renowned river conservationist and the founder of World Rivers Day, now celebrated by millions of people in over one hundred countries. Among his many accolades, Mark is a recipient of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor. M...

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May 16, 2023 25 mins

Jake Wheeler is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his #GraphicNovel The Gullfather, Birdsy Seagull. Jake tells us this is The Sopranos for 7-year-olds. A misfit mafia of seagulls try to stay the top birds in Shoretown despite their many blunders and bonehead decisions. The Gullfather, Birdsy Seagull, rules the roost with a fistful of feathers. And with a little help, but not much, from his ragtag crew-the salty-mout...

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May 14, 2023 26 mins

Celebrated #Author and #RecordingArtist Andrew Peterson is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate the release of the #Paperback version of his Wingfeather Saga. Andrew tells us this is a series of four fantasy-adventure novels about the three Igiby children, Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli. They live in a world called Aerwiar, which is exactly like our world–except they don’t have electricity or gunpowder, and there are all so...

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May 13, 2023 29 mins

Victoria J Coe is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate two Fenway series. Victoria tells us the World was first introduced to Fenway in the Fenway and Hattie Middle Grade series. She is delighted that younger kids can now enjoy Fenway's antics through her Make Way For Fenway Chapter book series. Victoria also tells us how thrilling it was to have her book named a Global Read Aloud and why she named the hero of her seri...

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May 11, 2023 27 mins

#Author Becky Scharnhorst and #Illustrator Jaclyn Sinquett are on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate their new #PictureBook How To Get Your Octopus To School. Our guests tells us that this is a humorous back-to-school picture book that shows readers how to safely deliver their shy octopus to his first day of school, t...

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May 10, 2023 23 mins

NYTimes #BestSelling Author Kelly DiPucchio is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #Childrens #PictureBook Becoming Charley. Kelly tells us Becoming Charley is a modern-day take on The Very Hungry Caterpillar that celebrates staying true to oneself. Everyone is trying to teach Charley the right way to become a butterfly: Eat your milkweed! Think black! Think orange! But Charl...

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May 9, 2023 24 mins

Steven Joseph returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his hilarious new #Childrens #PictureBook Snoodles in Space: A Snoodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles, and One Happy Schmoodle. In this fabulously funny follow up to his first snoodle book we learn that the Zoodle Kidoodles from the planet Zoodle abduct Norman Noodle and Sally Stroodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles threaten to take all of Earth’s noodles— unless they perform th...

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