Reading With Your Kids

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The Reading With Your Kids Podcast is all about inspiring families to spend more time reading, exercising, cooking, creating and being together. We introduce listeners to some of the best authors in all genres of children's Literature.

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Two great guests on this episode of the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast. C B Lee returns to the podcast to celebrate her latest YA title A Clash Of Steel, a thrilling YA remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island. And Oliver Chin, founder & CEO of Immedium Publishing tells us Immedium publishes engaging characters and entertaining stories that scratch the surface of possibility. Like tips of icebergs, they possess vast popular potential, connect to larger concerns, reveal deeper social trends, or address under-recognized audiences Click here to visit C B's website - https://cb-lee.com/ Click here to visit Oliver's website - http://www.immedium.com/ Click here to visit Yobe's website - https://www.byyobeqiu.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 30

35 min 59 sec

Morenike Oyenusi returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her soon to be released #PIctureBook Isaiah & the Orchestra Of Sounds. Morenike tells us this book was inspired by her struggles with tinnitus. She hopes her new book will bring more awareness and prevention. Click here to visit Morenike's website - https://www.paradiserestoredpublishing.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 29

24 min 17 sec

Author - illustrator Rob Harrell is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his latest #GraphicNovel Batpig, When Pigs Fly! Rob tells us this supremely hilarious graphic novel features an unstoppable, super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice . . . in between taking mud baths and eating tasty sandwiches. Click here to visit Rob's website - https://www.robharrell.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 28

29 min 17 sec

Grace Estle is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #PictureBook Chandler The Crocodile. Grace tells us this book is about self love, acceptance & kindness. Chandler is the only crocodile in a forest filled with fluffy bears. Chandler loves making new friends. But as his first day unfolds, he experiences the unfortunate realities of looking different. Can he learn to love himself and make new friends? Click here to visit Grace's website - https://www.graceestle.com/ Click here to visit Grace's illustrator's website - https://qbnstudios.com/  Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 27

25 min 31 sec

Jennifer E Smith is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #PictureBook The Creature Of Habit. Do you have a hard time getting your kids to try new things? Jennifer acknowledges that sometimes we can all be creatures of habit and believes her book can help parents inspire their kids to become more adventurous. Click here to visit Jennifer's website - https://www.jenniferesmith.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com  

Nov 26

28 min 19 sec

Pastor Mark Batterson is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his beautiful #PictureBook The Blessings Of You. Written with his daughter Summer Pastor Mark tells us this book encourages kids to discover the joys of both counting their blessings and being a blessing to others. Click here to visit Pastor Mark's website - https://www.markbatterson.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 25

24 min 8 sec

On today's episode of #ReadingWithYourKids Rewind we take a listen back to some of our favorite conversations with authors who share with us ways to help our kids, and ourselves, live more mindfully. Our guests include Amanda Lynch, Elchanon Ogorek, Claire Hallinan, J Robin Albertson Wren & Heather Leah Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 24

29 min 45 sec

Kyo Maclear is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #PictureBook The Big Bath House. Kyo tells us this book is a joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties Click here to visit Kyo's website - https://www.kyomaclear.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com 

Nov 23

25 min 21 sec

Emily Barth Isler is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Aftermath. Death is a tough fact of life for all of us, especially hard for tweens and teens. Emily tells us Aftermath follows a 12 year old girl as she struggles to deal with the losses she and her peers have suffered. Click here to visit Emily's website - https://emilybarthisler.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 22

28 min 56 sec

Kendare Blake returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her latest #YA #Novel All These Bodies. Kendare tells us that sometimes the truth is as hard as it is to believe as it is to find. Set in 1958, this novel tells the story of the relationship between an aspiring young journalist and the 15 year old girl who has been accused of being part of horrific murders. Click here to visit Kendare's website - https://www.kendareblake.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 21

24 min 29 sec

World renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Ocean, A Global Odyssey. Dr Sylvia invites us to discover the world's ocean--from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not--in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet. Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 20

28 min 57 sec

We welcome two great guests to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast. Caitlyn Wallinger celebrates Mother Mule, a beautiful story about strong moms. And then Stephanie Diehl celebrates Sydney's Adventures, a wonderful story about a wonderfully brave little girl. Click here to visit Caitlyn's website - https://www.caitlynwallinger.com/ Click here to visit Stephanie's website - https://www.stephaniediehl.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 19

32 min 47 sec

Scott Rothman is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate The Return Of The Underwear Dragon. In this sequel to the hilarious picture book Attack of the Underwear Dragon, brave Sir Cole teaches his former sworn enemy to read. Scott also tells us how the Underwear Dragon grew in his imagination Click here to visit Scott's website - https://www.scottrothmanwriter.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 18

28 min 56 sec

On this episode of #ReadingWithYourKids Rewind we listen back to conversations we have had with authors who make history come alive. Brad Meltzer tells us about his Ordinary People Change The World Series, Andrea Williams introduces us to Effa Maley, Baseball's Leading Lady, Katheryn Factor pulls back the curtain on Houdini and Linde Elovitz Marshall introduces us to Dr Jonas Salk Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 17

23 min 12 sec

Ta'Shay Mason returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate the release of her #PictureBook It's OK To Be Happy. Ta'Shay tells us that this book is the latest in her A Child's Journey Through Grief Series. This series can help families and individuals who are struggling with grief. Whether it is the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, close relative, pet, teacher, etc. this series can help provide comfort. Click here to visit Ta'Shay's website - https://tashaymason.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 16

32 min 27 sec

Kat Harrison is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her incredibly informative #PictureBook Migraine & Mia. The book is based in part on Kat's own history with severe migraines, Kat tells us that migraines can be so much more than a severe headache. She believes this book can be important in helping all kids, and adults, gain a better understanding of this issue. Click here to visit Kat's website - https://www.katwritesforyou.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com  

Nov 15

25 min 40 sec

Phillip Reed is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Kookie Koala and the Problem. Kookie Koala is a hilarious rhyming children's picture book about taking responsibility and problem solving. Phillip tells us the message of this story is so strong and presented in such a gentle way that it will appeal to children of ages 2 to 102 years old. Click here to visit Phillip's website - https://www.phillipreed.net/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 14

24 min 49 sec

Author and life coach Christ Tompkins is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his parenting book Raising LBGTQ Allies. Chris tells us that this is the first parenting book to focus on the prevention of homophobia, transphobia, and bullying before they begin. It encourages families to have open and authentic conversations in a practical, timely, and inclusive way. It also creates a dialogue with parents around the possibility they may have an LGBTQ child. Click here to visit Chris' website - https://www.aroadtriptolove.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 13

28 min 52 sec

Brett Bean is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Zoo Patrol Squad, his graphic novel series for younger readers. Brett and Jedlie talk about the benefits of kids reading graphic novels, and that they are a great way to help reluctant readers fall in love with reading. Click here to visit Brett's website - https://www.brettbean.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 12

29 min 7 sec

Shelby Kretz is the founder of Little Justice Leaders. Her dream is to help kids grow up with an awareness of social justice and acceptance of all people. She hopes Little Justice Leaders will make it easier for families to have conversations about difficult topics. Click here to visit Shelby's website - https://littlejusticeleaders.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 11

27 min 23 sec

Join the movement to inspire young girls to explore the STEM and STEAM fields. The Space Gal Emily Calandrelli celebrates Ada Lace, the fictional character she wishes she could have read about when she was a girl, Laurie Wallmark tells us about the oh so secret life of Hollywood star Heddy Lamar, Engineer Susie Olsen tells us why she created her character Annie the Aardvark  and Carmela Dutra inspires kids to dream big with Little Katie Goes To The Moon. Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 10

24 min 37 sec

Ashley Belote is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her delightful #PictureBook The Me Tree. Ashley tells us The Me Tree is a great read that can launch great conversations with your kids about sharing and cooperation. Ashley also tells us how her parents supported her creativity and how we can help our kids express their creativity. Click here to visit Ashley's website - https://www.ashleybelote.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 9

27 min 55 sec

Hans F Kullberg is a dad with a broken heart. His daughter Aviva passed away at only ten months of age. Still hurting from that loss, Hans tells us how Aviva inspired him to write Baby Aviva, Orangatan Diva. This is a beautifully illustrated, rhyming children's book about female heroism, teamwork, finding inner courage and staying true to one's self to conquer fears and overcome long odds. Click here to visit Hans' website - https://hanskullberg.com/#slide-3 Click here to visit our sponsor Janie Emaus' website - https://www.janieemaus.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com  

Nov 8

28 min 11 sec

Angela McIver is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to let us know that Math Can Be Fun! Angela is the founder of Trapezium Math Club, Over the past 15 years, Trapezium has developed content aimed at building confident, fearless math learners. She shares some ways parents can inspire their kids to embrace the joy of math. Click here to visit the Trapezium website - https://www.trapeziummath.com/about Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 7

29 min 35 sec

Athens Pelligrino is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #ChildrensBook Mission: My First PCS: The Military Child Chronicles. Athens tells us the this book is a great resources for military families and gives us all a look at some of the many sacrifices every member of a military family makes. Click here to visit Athens' website - https://themilitarychildchronicles.wordpress.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 6

26 min 43 sec

Anika Aldamuy Denise is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her beautiful #PictureBook A Girl Named Rosita. This book celebrates the life and talents of Rita Moreno. Anika also tells us about Planting Stories, another of her picture books that celebrates the life of Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian in the NYC public library system Click here to visit Anika's website - https://www.anikadenise.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 5

29 min 45 sec

Traci Sorell is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #PictureBook We Are Still Here. This book introduces us to twelve Native American kids who present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Click here to visit Traci's website - https://www.tracisorell.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 4

31 min 36 sec

Today we take a listen to some moments worth re-sharing address issues around media and social media. Good Morning America correspondent Eva Pilgrim talks about how our kids can learn to discern which news sources are trust worthy. Cyber safety expert Kerry Gallagher tells us how we can help our kids deal with drama and cyber bullying. And Elissa Brent Weissman talks to us about how we can teach our kids to protect their privacy online. Click here to find Eva's book on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3k0VtNs Click here to visit Elissa's Amazon page - https://amzn.to/2Y8tEeu Click here to visit Kerry's website - https://www.connectsafely.org/author/kerry-gallagher/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 3

29 min 8 sec

Julie Stamm is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #ChildrensBook Some Days. Inspired by her struggles with Multiple Sclerosis Julie tells us that Some Days is the perfect story to share with your child about life with multiple sclerosis or any chronic illness. Click here to visit Julie's author page - https://theexperimentpublishing.com/tag/julie-a-stamm/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 2

28 min 45 sec

Vanessa Messenger is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #PictureBook Teddy Talks: A Paws-itive Story About Type 1 Diabetes. Vanessa tells us that November is diabetes awareness month. Vanessa who struggles with type one diabetes, tells us the difference between the two types of diabetes and how we can best support our friends and loved ones who struggle with the disease. Click here to visit Vanessa's Amazon Page - https://www.amazon.com/Vanessa-Messenger/e/B09FRY8D2W/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Nov 1

26 min 6 sec

The Spooky Middle Grade Authors return to present an original short story created for the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast! We are calling the story Attack Of The Smart Home and we know you are going to love what Jonathan Rosen, S A Larsen, Janet Fox, Samantha Clark, Ally Maleninko, Brad McLLeland, Victoria Piontek and Erin Petti created. Click here to visit the Spooky Middle School Website - https://spookymiddlegrade.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 31

34 min 20 sec

Two great authors on today's #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast. Jamie Brook joins us from Sydney, Australia to celebrate Wilbert the Wombat Social Distances. Then K P Loundy joins us to celebrate The Monster Treaty Of In Betweeny. Click here to visit Jamie's website - https://www.aboutjamie.com/ Click here to visit K P's website - https://kppages.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 30

26 min 41 sec

Rachel Sarah is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to introduce us to some of the amazing young eco activists she celebrates in her book Girl Warriors, How 25 Young Activists Are Saving The Earth. Sarah tells us that these warriors are telling the story of a world that was always possible and is now bursting into being. She hopes this book will inspire families to come together to protect our planet. Click here to visit Rachel's website - https://rachelsarah.com/books/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 29

30 min 57 sec

Dr Kim Dwyer is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #PictureBook Rocky's Christmas Journey. This is a delightful book that tells the true story of of the very real owl found in the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. It is a great way to begin to talk to kids about the challenges they may face in life. Click here to visit Dr Kim's website - https://drkimdwyer.com/rcj/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 28

29 min 25 sec

We are listening back to some moments worth resharing from the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Our guests today include some of our favorite STEM & STEAM authors. Heather Montgomery celebrates Who Gives A Poop. Patricia Newman talks about Eavesdropping on Elephants. Laura Knight urges kids to be kind to the planet and each other, and Evelyn Bookless helps kids know that they can make a difference in the World. Click here to visit Patricia's website - https://www.patriciamnewman.com/ Click here to visit Heather's website - https://heatherlmontgomery.com/ Click here to visit Laura's website - https://friendlyplanet.club/ Click here to visit Evelyn's website - https://www.evelynbookless.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 27

27 min 28 sec

Author / Illustrator Rosena Fung is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #GraphicNovel Living With Viola. Rosena tells us this is a refreshingly real exploration of mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school. Click here to visit Rosena's website - https://www.rosenafung.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 26

26 min 35 sec

Two great authors join us on this episode of the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast. Ammie Elliott returns to the show to celebrate Unicorn Horn Mountain, the latest in her imaginative Dreamscape Series. And Taryn Aina celebrates generational love with her #ChildrensBook The Silver Hairbrush Click here to visit Ammie's website - https://www.woodhallpress.com/unicorn-horn-mountain Click here to visit Taryn's website - https://www.aletteredlove.com/books Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 25

29 min 45 sec

Lisa McMann, author of the Unwanted series, is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #MiddleGrade #Novel Clarice The Brave. This is an unforgettable adventure filled with perseverance, kindness, and hope. Click here to visit Lisa's website - http://www.lisamcmann.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 24

25 min 28 sec

Betsy Bird returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her fun & exciting new #MiddleGrade #Novel Long Road To The Circus. Betsy tells us this novel is a girl-empowering, funny, and fast-paced historical adventure Click here to visit Betsy's website - https://www.betsybirdbooks.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 23

26 min 54 sec

Colleen Paeff is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her fascinating #PictureBook The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem. Colleen tells us the the true story about the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem. Click here to visit Colleen's website - https://www.colleenpaeff.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 22

26 min 9 sec

Author, podcaster, speaker & loud laugher Annie F Downs is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #ChildrensBook What Sounds Fun To You? Annie tells us that no one can have fun like kids! But sometimes, even kids can use some help finding new fun. Annie's new book is filled with fun suggestions everyone will love. Click here to visit Annie's website - https://whatsoundsfuntoyou.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 21

25 min 52 sec

To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month we are taking a look back at some of our favorite interviews that addressed this learning challenge. Dr Kathryn Garforth gives us an expert's look at what dyslexia is. Reyna Marder Gentin novel gives us a look at how difficult life can be for a teen with undiagnosed dyslexia. Micki Boas reminds us that parents have to be their child's advocate & Jessica Dawn tells us why she thinks her dyslexia is a gift. Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com 

Oct 20

23 min 58 sec

Julie Hedlund is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her delightful new #PictureBook Over Bear, Under Where? This book is full of puns that will generate lots of giggles and has a great message about friendship. Click here to visit Julie's website - https://juliehedlund.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 19

28 min 30 sec

One of our favorite Non-fiction authors returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her fun new fiction #PictureBook Dino's Pajama Party! Laurie tells us that just like us Dinos love to sing and dance before bedtime! Click here to visit Laurie's website - https://www.lauriewallmark.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 18

25 min 46 sec

Neuroscientist & children's author Dr Theanner Griffith is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her fun #MiddleGrade series The Magnificent Makers. Dr Theanne tells us this series is filled with science, adventure & characters you will love. She also let's us know about some ground breaker neuroscience discoveries she is involved with. Click here to visit Dr Theanne's website - https://www.theannegriffith.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 17

26 min 56 sec

The Space Gal Emily Calandrelli returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her five Ada Lace Chapter Books being released in a box set. Emily is passionate about inspiring kids, especially girls, to explore the STEM fields. Emily also tells us about her popular Netflix Series Emily's Wonder Lab. Click here to visit Emily's website - http://www.thespacegal.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 16

25 min 44 sec

Amy Pixton is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate The Indestructibles, a series of chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof books for our youngest book lovers. Amy created The Indestructibles after finding pieces of cardboard in the mouth of one of her infant triplets. You will be fascinated to hear how she came up with this idea, and will be amazed to discover that there has been over 7 million Indestructibles sold since Amy's aha moment. Click here to visit The Indestructibles' website - https://www.workman.com/brands/indestructibles Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 15

29 min 49 sec

Veera Hiranandani is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #MiddleGrade #Novel How To Find What You Are Not Looking For. Set in the late '60's, this novel tells the story of a young Jewish girl who's sister elopes to marry a man from India, forcing her to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences Click here to visit Veera's website - https://www.veerahiranandani.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 14

28 min 17 sec

Reading With Your Kids Rewind ends Hispanic Heritage Month by taking a look back at moments we spent with some of our favorite Latina authors, Leticia Ordaz, Jennifer Segarra, Naibe Reynoso and Diane de Anda Click here to visit Leticia's Goodreads page - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20171246.Leticia_Ordaz Click here to visit Naibe's website - https://www.naibereynoso.com/ Click here to visit Jennifer's website - https://authorjennifersegarra.com/ Click here to visit Diane's website - https://www.deandabookshop.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 13

26 min 32 sec

K Ibura is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new #MiddleGrade #Novel "When The World Turned Upside Down." Who knew back in March of 2020 we would still be dealing with varying levels of Covid restrictions in the Fall of 2021. K Ibura gives us a peek into what living through Covid was like for residents of a city apartment complex. Click here to visit K's website - https://kiiniibura.com/ Click here to visit our websiste - www.readingwithyourkids.com

Oct 12

27 min 44 sec