30:55 | Jan 3rd
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!
29:45 | Jan 1st
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 triumph...Show More
3:59 | Dec 31st, 2018
2018 has been an amazing year for the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. We have had some amazing guests, we have hit number 1 on iTunes and we have been nominated for the iHeartRadio Best Kids and Family Podcast Award. And best of all we have inspired ...Show More
30:09 | Dec 30th, 2018
Two fabulous authors join us for this episode. Margie Markarian tells us about her charming picture book The Princess and the Cafe on the Moat. We also speak with Joanie Findle about her middle grade fantasy novels.
26:40 | Dec 27th, 2018
We love Christmas, but the holidays can be a challenging time for so many people. Melissa Lyons has written a one of a kind book! ‘I Will Always Love You” is a comforting, thought provoking and deeply moving story that takes moments to read and offer...Show More
45:29 | Dec 25th, 2018
37:25 | Dec 23rd, 2018
Kimberly Ballou's award winning debut Middle Grade novel When Daronte's Father Went To Prison is a powerful book that addresses issues that effect millions of kids in the US. Kim is back on the show to share news about her just published WDFWTP teach...Show More
30:07 | Dec 22nd, 2018
We are so happy to welcome Stephanie Dreyer to the RWYK Podcast. Stephanie is a wonderful part of our podcasting family. She is here to tell us about her wonderful new kidlit "Not A Purse". Not A Purse enlightens families about the various ways anim...Show More
28:27 | Dec 20th, 2018
Syndicated comic strip artist Mark Tatulli, the creator of the wildly popular Lio comic, introduces us to his full-color middle grade graphic novel that centers on his own experience in the summer after seventh grade. We also meet author and former t...Show More
25:51 | Dec 18th, 2018
Wonderful conversation with Elizabeth Dufek, the author of The Traveling Dress. This book tells the story of Alexandra, a girl who has everything, but none of the things that warm a little one's heart. A great story about the miracle of sharing.
29:59 | Dec 16th, 2018
Super conversation with Kevin Sands, the author of The Blackthorn Key Adventures. This is an exciting Middle Grade Fantasy series that Kirkus reviews calls Stunning. Listen to hear what kind of family conversations this book will inspire.
27:36 | Dec 15th, 2018
How do you approach a math problem that challenges you? Do you keep trying until you reach a solution? Or do you get frustrated easily and give up? Alice Aspinall is here to help us teach our kids that tell us everyone can learn math!
32:07 | Dec 11th, 2018
We are so excited. Our Dean of Stem Jennifer Swanson is back with great resources to inspire kids to love STEM. We are excited that Jen has won the 2019 Award from the National Science Teacher's Association. We also welcome Dennis Low to tell us abo...Show More
30:08 | Dec 9th, 2018
Today we meet two amazing girls. Our first guest is Emily Bastien, the amazing 9 year old author of The Fearless Fantabulous Five. Emily has been writing since she was five and has no plans to stop. Our second guest is Alessandro Reale, and while he ...Show More
34:42 | Dec 8th, 2018
Looking to start a new family read aloud Christmas Tradition? Listen in as Dorothea Jensen tells us about Santa's high tech savvy Izzy Elves. This award winning series is great fun for everyone. And our conversation with Dorothea is a blast!
34:41 | Dec 6th, 2018
Most adoptive and foster children struggle at some point in their life with knowing who they are and where they belong. After searching for adoption storybooks to read to her own adopted children, Katie Cruice Smith decided that there was a need for ...Show More
37:34 | Dec 4th, 2018
We go around the World in today's episode of the podcast. We first travel to Hyderabad, India to speak with Harsha Sheelam, author of Poppydown Pals. We then travel to Somerset in the UK to speak to Lynn Emslie about her new book Jasper and Milo's Wa...Show More
25:48 | Dec 2nd, 2018
We are so happy to welcome the beginning of the Eight Days of Hanukkah with a visit from author Pamela Ehrenburg. Her new children's book Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas is the perfect book for all families regardless of your faith.
24:17 | Dec 1st, 2018
From our podcast title you know we are all about inspiring families to read together. We also believe in the power of play, and playing together. Brad Berger is here with great, fun games that can help families unplug and grow closer
28:51 | Nov 29th, 2018
Sometimes courage can come from the most surprising places. Donna Sager Cowan tells us about her wonderful new kidlit series Super Hero School and how we can help kids find their super hero courage.
29:58 | Nov 25th, 2018
Where do wildly imaginative ideas for Children's Books come from? For author Elen Oberio the answer to that question is easy, from her son, and from listening to children playing. You will love listening to Elen share her creative process while telli...Show More
31:53 | Nov 24th, 2018
Cindi Handley Goodeaux is the author of The Adventures of Princess Jellybean. This wonderful picture books takes kids on an adventure in friendship, helping them understand that kids with different abilities can be great friends.
28:47 | Nov 22nd, 2018
We are so grateful to welcome Dr John Degarmo for this special episode of the podcast. Dr John is the nation's leading foster care expert. Here is here to share some ideas on how we can help our kids live gratefully and help kids in need.
31:40 | Nov 20th, 2018
J Robin Albertson Wren is here to introduce us to her new book Mindfulness for Kids. Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends—that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness—and thi...Show More
36:53 | Nov 18th, 2018
I love the Phyllis Wong Mysteries. This is absolutely one of my favorite series. And I love speaking with the creative genius behind the series Geoffrey McSkimming. Listen as Geoffrey and I speak about language, inspiration and so much more.
31:33 | Nov 17th, 2018
Have we got book ideas for you! Leslea Wahl is here to share some of her favorite Dystopian novels. These are great books you and your teens may love. We also welcome back Rosie Russell to tell us about her new kidlit MoonShadow Mae
28:55 | Nov 15th, 2018
Action! Adventure! Mystery! Fiona Ingram loves to take her young readers on journeys to distant cultures and times. Listen as she tells us about her latest book Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper.
25:24 | Nov 13th, 2018
One of our most anticipated shows ever. Candace Cameron Bure is here to tell us about her wonderful Kidlit Candace On Stage. Candace, the star of Full House, Fuller House and so much more, reveals why writing a children's book was so important to her...Show More
27:40 | Nov 10th, 2018
We are so excited to welcome star of stage, screen and television LeVar Burton. LeVar is a passionate advocate of literacy. He believes that literacy is the right of all human beings. You will love listening to LeVar speak about his many literacy pro...Show More
27:12 | Nov 8th, 2018
STEM Week continues! Author and certified Rock Lover Shelby Wilde tells us about her great Middle Grade book Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound: Seek-and-Find Book for Kids Who Love Rocks. Listen to learn how to inspire kids to be more curious about the wor...Show More
26:21 | Nov 6th, 2018
Jennifer Swanson, our Dean of STEM and STEAM returns to the RWYK Podcast to talk about Disease! We explore great books that introduce our kids to the study of disease and how we can stay healthy. We also talk about Jedlie's visit to the CDC's Sencer ...Show More
26:27 | Nov 4th, 2018
Today we return to the magical world of Arestana as we welcome back author Shawn B Robinson. Shawn tells us about the latest chapter of his fantastic Arestana Middle Grade series. We have a great time talking about his series, imagination and how we ...Show More
26:43 | Nov 3rd, 2018
Since election day is right around the corner we decided to invite master illusionist Lyn Dillies to remind us that Your Vote Is Magic. Lyn recounts the amazing illusion she created to introduce her book to the World. She also tells us about her wond...Show More
27:24 | Nov 1st, 2018
Rachel Hanible wants to help kids become financially literate! Rachel tells us how we can use her wonderful interactive book to encourage and inspire children to create their own savings goals to buy all the magical things they desire. Lets teach ou...Show More
29:26 | Oct 30th, 2018
Norman Aladjem is a successful talent Manager in Hollywood. He never intended to write a book. He set out to write a series of letters to his daughter to share his life experiences. Fortunately for us he decided to share that wisdom, humor and love w...Show More
23:37 | Oct 28th, 2018
Arrgh! Get ready to set sail with Joseph Ruder as he tells us how Day Dreaming Danny uses his imagination to search for buried pirate treasure. You are going to love Joseph's suggestion to let our kids play in puddles to encourage imagination.
32:24 | Oct 27th, 2018
Today we speak with two of our favorite authors. Leslea Wahl is back to share great books you and your teens will love to co read. And Delilah Hall is back to tell us about Football Challenge, a book you will love to read with your tots, Click here t...Show More
24:22 | Oct 25th, 2018
Retired teacher and inspired author Bruce Weinberg tells us about The Fabulous Feats of Mr B! You and your kids will be mesmerized by the quirky Mr. B and his exciting classroom adventures. Each story has a message for children and adult readers alik...Show More
27:18 | Oct 23rd, 2018
Do kids love poetry? Author and teacher Shannon Anderson says YES! Her new book Monster and Dragon is a big hit with kids and adults. When Monster and Dragon discover a poetry contest, they both decide they are in it to win it. Making the most of eve...Show More
23:53 | Oct 21st, 2018
Our favorite Mermaid, author Sheri Fink returns to tell us about her new picture book The Little Unicorn. The Little Unicorn lives in an enchanted forest powered by the magic of her inner sparkle. When she begins to doubt herself, the magic within he...Show More
26:47 | Oct 20th, 2018
STEM Week Rocks! Ana Maria Rodriguez loves to uncover the shocking secrets of Scuba Diving Spiders, Puking Penguins and so much more! Listen as Ana Maria tells us how we can ignite our kids' curiosity.
29:24 | Oct 18th, 2018
STEM Week continues. Today we are speaking with Patricia Newman. Patricia is the author of many STEM related books, including Plastics Ahoy and Sea Otter Heroes. Patricia helps us understand that you do not need to be a rocket scientist to contribute...Show More
27:11 | Oct 16th, 2018
#STEM #Science #Technology #Engineering #Math #Space #Exploration STEM Week is back! To kick off another exciting STEM Week we welcome back Jennifer Swanson. Jen is the driving force behind the STEM Tuesday blog. Today we talk about Deep Space Explor...Show More
24:10 | Oct 14th, 2018
Today we meet former teacher turned author Judy Weagle. Judy is committed to empowering kids through her writing, inspiring them to stop bullying by choosing to respectful and kind. Today we talk about her first three books, Lisa and her Pygamas, Dan...Show More
26:56 | Oct 13th, 2018
Best selling author Deb Gruelle has writing in her blood. She tells us about her wonderful board book Ten Little Night Stars. This is a sweet bedtime counting story that kids will love. Deb also tells us about her great uncle Johnny Gruelle the autho...Show More
28:47 | Oct 11th, 2018
Nancy Churnin is an award winning author who likes to use her talents to shine a spotlight on many of the unsung heroes who have helped change the World. Listen and learn how a deaf player helped change baseball, and how a Queen's act of kindness bro...Show More
27:37 | Oct 10th, 2018
This is one of my favorite interviews. Superstar magician turned author Ning Cai tells us about Misdirection. This is the first book in Ning's exciting new YA mystery trilogy about a teenage savant on the trail of her family's killer. Ning talks abou...Show More
26:37 | Oct 9th, 2018
We welcome back author Kathy MacMillian. Kathy tells us about her just released YA Novel Dagger and Coin. This is the second in Kathy's Sword and Verse series. #YA #Reading #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast #Literacy #Fantasy #Epic #Romance #Literatur...Show More
25:17 | Oct 7th, 2018
Ellwyn Autumn is here to tell us about her Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully. This is a great conversation about bullying, friendship and empathy. #Bullying #BookAward #StopBullying #Friendship
25:10 | Oct 6th, 2018
JRenee Hiemerman is passionate about helping people. Through her stories, JRenee hopes to teach children, as well as the adult reader, the skills to having a happier life. Today we celebrate her wonderful picture book The ABC's of Rose
26:11 | Oct 4th, 2018
April M Cox is passionate about inspiring parents & grandparents to read more with their kids. She is the perfect guest for our show, and her new book "Puppy Pick Up Day - The Little Labradooddle" is a perfect book for families to read together.
23:42 | Sep 30th, 2018
Timothy Young has been creating illustrations, toys and character designs for over 30 years. He is the Author/Illustrator of 11 children's books including his latest books If You Give the Puffin a Muffin and More Creatures and Characters; Drawing Awe...Show More
25:48 | Sep 29th, 2018
Allexia Brewer is a rebel and provocateur, always blazing new paths and teaching others to do the same! She tells us about Monadiki, the inspirational tale of a girl who is born into a world of gods and goddesses and goes through the common struggles...Show More
24:25 | Sep 25th, 2018
Imagine visiting every country in the World. Now imagine attempting to visit every country in the World with your spouse and young children! Today's guest, Ricky Shetty, the DaddyBlogger, and his family are well on their way to accomplishing that dre...Show More
23:12 | Sep 23rd, 2018
Joy Heyer is the author and illustrator of the picture book Duck, Duck, Moose. Joy lives in Virginia with her husband, 3 of her children, and a dog. Her oldest is married with 2 children of her own making Joy a Grandma.
31:45 | Sep 22nd, 2018
Author - College Professor Alexandria La Faye joins us for a fascinating chat about all things kidlit. We talk about her seriously fun new book "No Frogs In School" and so much more. If you are an author or a parent you do not want to miss this!
26:40 | Sep 20th, 2018
We travel all around the World in today's show. Laura Hockensmith joins us from The Netherlands to tell us about Kiba's Fun in the Sky Series. When then travel to New Zealand to speak with Anita Kelly Gaunt about her Literacy Tales Series.
21:14 | Sep 18th, 2018
Retired teacher and author Judi Folmsbee tells us about her delightful book Bubba the Busy Beaver. Have you ever felt like giving up because something was too hard to do? Bubba felt the same way, but he was in for a BIG surprise!
25:42 | Sep 16th, 2018
We are so excited to welcome back Author - Illustrator Pamela C Rice. We love Pamela's wonderful stories and art work. Today she tells us about her wonderful picture book Whistle Watch at Uncle Willie's House.
28:38 | Sep 15th, 2018
STEM Week concludes with a fascinating chat about Elephants. Patricia Newman is here to just blow us away with her book Eavesdropping on Elephants. Did you know elephants communicate with each other? Listen in and find out how!
29:12 | Sep 13th, 2018
STEM Week continues with the Queen of Yucky Science Heather Montgomery. Heather masterfully employs yuck appeal to engage young minds. She delights in using snail poop, petrified animal parts, and tree guts to inspire reluctant readers and encourage ...Show More
27:58 | Sep 11th, 2018
We are so excited to welcome back Jennifer Swanson to help us kick off STEM Week. Jen will be a regular monthly guest on the show, sharing great content from her STEM Tuesday blog that will help us help our kids learn to love STEM
25:40 | Sep 9th, 2018
Author Henry Herz tells us about his just released children's book Alice's Magic Garden. In this imaginative prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself at a gray, dreary boarding school that is decidedly up the rabbit hole. From...Show More
24:02 | Sep 8th, 2018
Joining us from Perth, Australia, Mark C Evans tells us about Scarlett Hood. This is a graphic-novel style story about a girl who takes a magical journey back in time—and discovers a strength she never knew she possessed.
21:21 | Sep 6th, 2018
Today we welcome Mark Sanders, the author of the Monty Dogge series. Monte Dogge is Mark's lovable and large white and black New Foundland dog. His adventures are fun for the whole family. Mark tells us today about Monty's visit to Wales where he enc...Show More
24:22 | Sep 4th, 2018
Our guest today is Becca Price. Becca is the author of Siren Song and a number of other wonderful children's book. Sirens' Song is a beautifully-illustrated fable for all ages. If you and your children like moving stories, larger-than-life characters...Show More
25:21 | Sep 2nd, 2018
Anyone who knows me would understand how I could not resist speaking to the author of One Big Pair of Underpants. Author Laura Gehl joins us to talk about that book and her many other popular picture books.
26:55 | Sep 1st, 2018
Today we welcome author Simisayo Brownstone. Her debut middle grade novel Fayi Fey and the Case of the Mysterious Madam Koi Koi has been called "An imaginative, humorous book with a strong emotional foundation." by Kirkus Reviews. We loved speaking w...Show More
26:15 | Aug 30th, 2018
We are so happy to welcome Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read author Paul Deanno on to the podcast. Paul is the author of WOW Weather, a fabulous book that helps kids understand the science behind weather and meteorology. Paul is also chief ...Show More
27:36 | Aug 28th, 2018
Daniel M Warloch loves to say "you are never too old to write a novel." He has been named Author of the Month by Wildfire Magazine, and is the author of more than a dozen books. Today we begin our chat by talking about his novel The Key To Survival.
29:23 | Aug 26th, 2018
The Queens of Fun, Brooke Schwartzman and Celia Niu, our friends from Goliath Games and Pressman Toys are back to tell us about some fabulous games that help our kids learn. Brooke and Celia love play, and they love that play an important role in hel...Show More
24:14 | Aug 25th, 2018
Amber Pert created The Navigator Series to bring real-life stories of inspirational adults to our young readers through the lens of storytelling. Our stories feature five leaders who are building brands, reaching goals, and impacting their communitie...Show More
26:25 | Aug 23rd, 2018
Lenna Kutner joins us to tell us about her wonderful new novel The Magic of Norumbega. Blending fantasy with history, this delightful tale takes place around 1940 in the real-life setting of Norumbega Park, once considered to be New England's finest ...Show More
23:45 | Aug 21st, 2018
Our friend author Jonathan Rosen is back to tell us about his new middle grade novel From Sunset Till Sunrise. Exter and Tommy are concerned as a new neighbor moves in, at night, with a coffin. Could it mean...Vampires!?!
26:27 | Aug 19th, 2018
Our guest today is Igor Kozlov. he is the CEO of Holz books. Holz books is a of authors and illustrators connected by love to a children books. Holz`s goal is creation of colorful entertaining books that will help to expand imagination of our young r...Show More
25:11 | Aug 18th, 2018
Our guest today is author and illustrator Rebecca Chamberlain. We have a wonderful time talking about her picture book Maralee and the Turtles of the Sea. We also talk about the environment and how we can inspire our kids to take action to make a dif...Show More
23:27 | Aug 14th, 2018
Jordan Scavone tells us he wrote his first children's book when he was 6. He is a lot older than 6, but he is still excited about writing for children. He joins us today to chat about two of his books, Might E and The Mud Pirncess. This is a fun conv...Show More
25:05 | Aug 12th, 2018
Tamara Hecht is here to lead us on a journey to Monsterville, her wonderful middle grade series. The star of the series, Jen, is the first human to attend Monsterville High. This is a fun conversation you do not want to miss.
23:19 | Aug 11th, 2018
Stories have the power to help kids look beyond appearances. Jenna Grodzicki is here to tell us about her wonderful kidlit Finn Finds a Friend and how we can encourage our kids not to judge people by the way they look. Great conversation and a great ...Show More
26:01 | Aug 8th, 2018
We are super excited to welcome National Geographic author Jennifer Swanson to the show. Today we are talking about her latest book, Astornaut - Aquanaut, How Space Science and Sea Science Interact. This is a fascinating conversation about all things...Show More
28:00 | Aug 7th, 2018
Get ready to meet the amazing author of The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes. This is a fun conversation about a wonderful middle grade novel that will spark the imaginations of every kid who reads it.
23:10 | Aug 5th, 2018
Laura Day is a mom and an educator. She knows that all too often children with ADHD feel as if the focus is always on correcting or highlighting the negative behaviors associated with having ADHD. As a mom with a child who has ADHD, she wanted to bri...Show More
28:44 | Aug 4th, 2018
Our good friend, author Leslea Wahl is here to share with us some of her favorite historical fiction. As you may know, Leslea is the author of The Perfect Blindside and other super YA titles. She is a regular guest on the podcast and always has great...Show More
24:22 | Aug 2nd, 2018
Everyone loves a good laugh! Today we welcome the founder & author of Ja Ja Ja books, a company that specializes in publishing Semi-Bilingual books. The company is committed to helping kids develop a love of learning languages.
26:31 | Jul 31st, 2018
Today we have the pleasure of welcome debbie Dadey to the podcast. Debbie is the author of the incredibly popular Mermaid tales series of Middle grade books. Today we begin by discussing book #18 in the series, Fairy Chase.
24:40 | Jul 28th, 2018
Imagine being transported to a land without color, & you are the only person who can restore the color. Our guest today is Benjamin Ellefson. Benjamin is here to tell us about his wonderful new middle grade "Land Without Color" series.
28:10 | Jul 26th, 2018
Today's guest is Dayna Kurtz, the brains behind Huffington Post's Mother Matters blog. From postpartum depression and "baby blues" to healing meals and postnatal exercise, Kurtz guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care ...Show More
25:59 | Jul 24th, 2018
Today we have a great time spealing with Victoria Martin. Victoria is the author of Itty Bitty Won't Budge, our latest Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read. You'll have a great time learning about this great big dog!
29:57 | Jul 22nd, 2018
This has to be one of our all time favorite interviews. Ariane de Bonvoisin introduces us to her wonderful Giggles and Joy series. This series of three books contain collections of poems that inspire kids, and adults, to know that they are loved and ...Show More
29:03 | Jul 21st, 2018
If you are a parent who loves to discover great authors you want to listen to this episode. If you are an author looking to get some insight into the world of Children's Literature you want to listen to this episode. If you love engaging conversation...Show More
28:20 | Jul 19th, 2018
We have two great guests on our show today. Emma Wood is the editor of Stone Soup Magazine. This magazine is unique in that it is created for and by young authors! We are also joined by Kalvin Houk, one of the hosts of the great "A Podcast About Some...Show More
26:54 | Jul 17th, 2018
We had such a wonderful time speaking with author Kicki Pallin about her fabulous Kidlit East The Long Trunked Elephant. This is a touchy story that will be meaningful to so many families. You are going to love listening to Kicki's delightful story.
26:03 | Jul 15th, 2018
We are so excited to welcome back RWYK Certified Great Read Author Vera Harris. Vera returns to tell us about her wonderful new book Monica and Michelle Travel The World. This is a super book for families that promotes curiosity & respect
24:02 | Jul 12th, 2018
We love to visit with good friends. Leslea Wahl, author of The Perfect Blindside, is here to tell us some of her favorite Summer Kidlit reads. And Veeg Mama, Stephanie Dreyer is here to share a great, totally interactive recipe we can create with our...Show More
27:43 | Jul 10th, 2018
We have so much fun talking with Nadishka Aloysius, our first guest from Sri Lanka. We learn about her wonderful children's books, her inspiration, passion for teaching and important information about elephants
27:18 | Jul 8th, 2018
Attention Dads! Nightclub owner & children's author Zack Bush has created a masterpiece that every dad is going to want to read to their child over and over and over. We have a fabulous chat about parenting and the feelings dads sometimes have a hard...Show More
28:09 | Jul 7th, 2018
Jennifer Crisanti is here to tell us about some girls who want to make a difference. The Heart for Heart Girls are a collection of dolls that represent a real girl from a real place around the world. Their great new app is a fun way for kids to expre...Show More
29:51 | Jul 5th, 2018
This is a don't miss episode! Dr Ben Bernstein is here to talk about his very important book "Crush Your Test Anxiety" He shares important advice that will help our kids de-stress and perform better on tests.
29:10 | Jul 1st, 2018
This is one of the most information packed episodes of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Kathy MacMillan talks about her wonderful book "Nita's First Signs". We also talk about language aquisition and how we can help our kids develop empathy for ki...Show More
26:59 | Jun 30th, 2018
Today we have a wonderful time chatting with two talented young people. Briana Hernandez is a soon to be published author. She tells us about her first prepublished work, Venom and about the challenges of being a young author. We also chat with 11 ye...Show More
23:44 | Jun 28th, 2018
Our guest today is Kyle Bagsby. Kyle lives in middle Tennessee with his wife and three boys. Kyle writes middle grade fantasy and coaches youth baseball. He is here today to tell us about his middle grade novel Autumn Eternal
24:56 | Jun 26th, 2018
Today we welcome our friend Derek Taylor Kent back to the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Derek is here to talk about his new Principal Mikey middle grade series. We also have a surprise visit from our friend, and Derek's wife, author Sheri fink
27:57 | Jun 24th, 2018
Great conversation today with Paul Hoffman and Nick Patton, the author and illustrator of Sam and the Seven Pound Perch. When Gramps tells Sam a tall tale about the day he hooked and lost a seven-pound perch, Sam is determined to catch the monster fi...Show More
29:51 | Jun 23rd, 2018
Oh what a show we have for you! Author Alva Sachs is here to tell us about her wonderful books, including her latest Dancing Dreidels. Alva is also President of Reading Is Fundamental for Southern California & speaks of the importance of reading with...Show More
26:11 | Jun 21st, 2018
I had such a fun time chatting with Shawn Robinson, author of Arestana, a wonderful tale featuring swords, dragons and one dangerous chicken. Shawn also tells us how he wrote this book while lying on what felt like his death bed!
21:27 | Jun 20th, 2018
In this episode of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast we meet author Andre CW. Andre tells us about his Kickstarter campaign to make his wonderful Eddie the Alien Picture Book a reality. We love this book, and we love how crowdfunding as a family can...Show More
38:33 | Jun 19th, 2018
What a fabulous episode! Our guest is singer - songwriter Annie Lynn. Annie is passionate, about the power of music, about great kids books, and about helping to create a safe, loving bully free world. You will love Annie Lynn.
28:45 | Jun 17th, 2018
Our guest today is Wendy White. She is the author of one of our Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Reads Rat's Musical Band. This is a sweet story that reminds us to find the beauty in everyone. Wendy also tells us about her innovative toy Mood S...Show More
28:05 | Jun 16th, 2018
Today we welcome Christopher Robbins, the CEO and driving force behind Familius Publishing. This is a fascinating conversation not only about the Familius mission & catalog but also about the business of children's literature. Christopher offers grea...Show More
25:02 | Jun 14th, 2018
Today we welcome Lisa Gutierrez & Lisa Levesque. They are the authors of Zoebug's Traveling Dad. Zoe Bug's dad travels for work. She loves getting the postcards he sends. Zoe Bug's imagination dreams up wild pictures of his adventures. Help Zoe Bug c...Show More
27:38 | Jun 13th, 2018
Today we welcome illustrator & author extraordinaire Scott Magoon. Scott has illustrated dozens of wonderful kids' books. He is here today to speak about his latest work, Resue & Jessica, A Life Changing Friendship, a book based on the life of Boston...Show More
26:47 | Jun 12th, 2018
This is a fascinating episode of the podcast starring Kathleen Van Geete. Kathleen is a British illustrator and graphic designer living in the heart of the Schwarzwald, Germany. We have a great conversation about comics, and how we can make the inte...Show More
25:28 | Jun 9th, 2018
Debut picture book author Derek Heinz joins us from the Seattle area to tell us about his book Together. In this charming story, the father-child bond is celebrated through outdoor adventures and a shared love of humanity.
29:59 | Jun 8th, 2018
Super fun episode taking us from Ontario, Canada to Calcutta, India. Illustrator / author Sangamitra Dasgupta tells us about the many books she has written & illustrated. Brian Murchie tells us about his first book Zachary and the Planes of Hyland.
27:45 | Jun 7th, 2018
Keith Bosco is an author, musician, songwriter, husband and father of four. Through years of songwriting and performing Keith began to hone his knack for storytelling. Continually adding to his collection of stories and songs, The Sloppy Okapi is on...Show More
29:04 | Jun 5th, 2018
We love Wendy McCloud MacKnight. One of our favorite guests returns to introduce us to her just released new book The Frame Up. Filled with shady characters, devious plots, and a grand art heist, this inventive mystery-adventure celebrates art and ar...Show More
28:48 | Jun 3rd, 2018
Onicak Daniel is here to talk about The Holiday Boys. Onicka also talks about unhealthy & dangerous relationships and how people can get help. We also meet 11 year old Misha Zakharov from The Netherlands who tells us about his favorite books to read.
29:07 | Jun 2nd, 2018
Coming to us from new Zealand, Angie Belcher tells us about her fun read aloud book The FarmYard Idol. When the farm animals see the sign “Searching for a Farm Yard Idol” they begin to recognize the individual talents they have, but not all of the ju...Show More
23:49 | May 31st, 2018
Nayera Salam tells us about her Picture Book Woodland Fairies - Helping and Having Fun. In this rhyming fantasy, the four nature lovers don’t end their day of fun until they help their family. From beginning to end, children and adults will be intri...Show More
25:46 | May 29th, 2018
If you love horses you do not want to miss this episode. Rae Rankin, author of Cowgirl Lessons, visits the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Cowgirl Lessons is a charming story of a girl's devotion to her horse. Inspired by a true story.
25:05 | May 27th, 2018
Hey everyone, get out your platform shoes and bell bottomed pants as we welcome Lori Kristen Kelly to the show. Lori has written a delightful kids' book called Disco Lance Loves To Dance. Disco Lance is funky disco donkey duck who loves to dance the ...Show More
25:33 | May 26th, 2018
One of our favorite guests Deepa Agarwal returns to tell us about her new anthology Sacked, Folk Tales You Can Carry Around. This is a charming collection of folktales that has humor, fantasy and adventure in equal measure.
25:44 | May 24th, 2018
Our guests is Elizabeth Gerlach, a triplet mom, fundraiser, marketer, and most recently children's book author with her first book "Ben's Adventures: Beach Day". Ben's Adventures is inspired by her late son Benjamin who had significant needs. She wan...Show More
25:38 | May 20th, 2018
Super episode of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Cassie Kitzmiller is here to tell us about her wonderful book Three Sneezes in a Row. And then we welcome Tracy Taylor to tell us about her super book The Acorn That Lost His Hat.
24:04 | May 19th, 2018
Indiana Jones with Rosary beads. That is the way our guest Leslea Wahl, author of An Unexpected Role, describes one of her favorite adventurous reads. Leslea always brings us great suggestions for books our kids will love.
28:09 | May 17th, 2018
Today we travel to Hyderabad, India to speak with author Harsha Sheelam. Harsha is devoted to the mission of empowering young girls and boys by focusing on the issues of today. She is committed to helping children believe that they are beautiful insi...Show More
29:03 | May 15th, 2018
Christopher Brennan is here to ask the questions - What would you say if your baby suddenly picked up a car with one hand or started to fly? That is the premise of his gorgeous comic book themed illustrated children’s book Lil' Lukie!
27:44 | May 13th, 2018
Today author Jill Clark invites us to become a part of her kickstarter campaign to launch her wonderful Extra Part Kidlit series. This series is targeted at kids ages 3 to 6 with the goal of helping them build a positive body image and self esteem.
25:53 | May 10th, 2018
Ed Ehlers is here to introduce us to his sweet picture book Lily and Lucy, An Easter Story. This is the true story of two dogs, Max & Tucker and how they helped rescue, foster and find a forever-home for two little abandoned puppies. Lily& Lucy.
22:35 | May 9th, 2018
We love the mission of today's guest Alec Lace. Alec is the host of the First Class Fatherhood podcast. Alec is all about taking care of his family and being the best dad he can be. His brand new podcast that is all about inspiring men to be the best...Show More
25:24 | May 6th, 2018
Get ready to be amazed. Our guest today is Isabella Murphy, the author of From Dark to Light. One thing that sets Isabella apart from other authors is the fact that she is 12 years old. Incredibly poised and insightful, I think you are going to love ...Show More
23:25 | May 5th, 2018
I have such great memories of helping my kids learn how to count. Arin Wensley is here to share her great new book Counting Frogs. We just love this book, in fact we loved it so much we named it a Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read.
26:29 | May 4th, 2018
Our guest today is Amanda Houle, a parenting expert who wants to help moms and dads parent with a punch. No, we are not talking literal punches, Amanda is all about empowering parents with the skills they need to help their kids grow to be healthy, h...Show More
24:06 | May 3rd, 2018
This episode of the reading With Your Kids Podcast is all about family, friendship and love. Neighbors Pat Martin and Dorothy Lasky came together to share this wonderful story about Hoppy, a crow who adopted a family.
24:28 | May 1st, 2018
Are you looking for a great book for your 8 to 12 year old? Great conversation today with author Leslea Wahl. Leslea is the author of The Perfect Blindside. She is here today to tell us some of her favorite middle grade reads.
29:59 | Apr 29th, 2018
Anyone who has grown up or spent anytime in Boston has heard the song Charlie on the MTA. But do you know the fascinating history behind this song? Julia O'Brien Merrill takes us on a fascinating ride 'neath the streets of Boston & back into history...Show More
28:17 | Apr 28th, 2018
Author and teacher Annemarie Guertin joins us to talk about her spectacularly beautiful book "How the Finch Got His Colors." This is based on a Belgian folktale and teaches kids the value of patience and the beauty of all creatures.
27:28 | Apr 26th, 2018
This is a very powerful episode. Our guest is Cat Blount, author of A Card to Remember, Mia's Papa Has Alzheimer's. This touching book is a wonderful resource for any family who are being touched by a degenerative neurological disease.
27:15 | Apr 24th, 2018
Our guest today is author Jaimie Hope. She joins us to talk about her book The Love of the Irish, Why We Celebrate St Patrick's Day In America. We also get into an indepth discussion about her series "The Adventures of Baby Jaimie" that share what it...Show More
27:44 | Apr 23rd, 2018
Our guest today is Cristy Bertini, editor in chief of Story Monsters Ink magazine, The Literary Resource for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents. Cristy gives us a look at what is new at Story Monsters Ink, their great book award programs and their new...Show More
27:19 | Apr 22nd, 2018
Our guest today is Christian recording artist Annie Dupre. from the Annie Moses Band. Her new project, What Every Child Should Know About God, is filled with catchy and classy songs that will have your child singing and dancing to the beautiful, posi...Show More
29:13 | Apr 19th, 2018
Get ready for one fun and wild ride. Stephanie Burgis tells us about her fantastically wonderful middle grade book Dragon with a Chocolate Heart. You will love this tale about a brave girl and a deliciously fun dragon.
29:44 | Apr 15th, 2018
We are joined today by author Alissa McClure, who is also known as Ali McJoy. You are going to love her amazingly joyful energy as she tells us about her wonderful character Oggie the Otter who only wants to eat orange food. What is an Otter Mother t...Show More
27:44 | Apr 14th, 2018
Does your kid love anaimals? You and your kids are going to love Karla Butler and her wonderful book Noah Zarkadinkydoo. Noah is a little guy who loves the zoo. He loves to learn about animals and would like to share it all with you!
6:52 | Apr 13th, 2018
In this episode we celebrate the naming of Dennis Knapp's book Alfred's Dragon for having been named a Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read! This is a fun book that helps history come alive for kids, a book you should consider adding to your f...Show More
29:06 | Apr 12th, 2018
Jennifer Milius is back to help us inspire our kids. Jennifer is the author of the Einstein & Moo series. She is also a motivational speaker, and a career and leadership coach. She shares some great advice that can benefit all families.
28:17 | Apr 10th, 2018
Author Quay Roads loved growing up surrounded by nature. Her "A Boy Named Jack" is the first in a series of feel-good children's books based on growing up on a ranch in New Mexico. Jack and his family share adventures of every day life on the ranch.
28:12 | Apr 7th, 2018
Today we welcome Dennis Knapp, the Medieval Dude. Dennis is the author of the Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read Alfred's Dragon. This is a wonderful book that helps history come alive and answers the question, did Dragons exist?
26:34 | Apr 5th, 2018
Your kdis are going to love reading Squeaky and the Stinky Mouse. You are going to love all of the great conversations about empathy, caring & kindness that can come out of reading this fun and thoughtful book by our guest Sarah Cash.
29:14 | Apr 3rd, 2018
This is a very important episode. Our guest today is Stacie Ramey, author & high school counselor. Our talk about her YA romance The Secrets We Keep veers into a discussion about neurodiversity and the Parkland FL shooting.
26:53 | Apr 1st, 2018
Our guest today is author and entrepreneur Melita Cyril. When asked what he thought of Melita's children's book Quinn's Socks Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada said "You should be proud of your efforts to write a creative book that inspire...Show More
28:38 | Mar 31st, 2018
You are going to love Danielle Dunn and her professional problem solving third grader Ivy Locs. This is a fun episode about a super empowered character who uses her magnifying glass to see herself bigger than any problem she could face.
26:58 | Mar 29th, 2018
Author Sarah M Flores introduces us to her wonderful picture book Tree Soldier. Tree Soldier is a charming rhyming story, with beautiful and glowing illustrations, that shows children that spending time with family is more meaningful than a big home ...Show More
28:24 | Mar 27th, 2018
This is a really fun episode. We are joined by not one but 5 authors! Sisters Donna, Charity, Shannon & Faith had no idea that a Summer writing assignment their mom Patrice assigned them would turn into The Struggle series of middle grade books. We h...Show More
32:44 | Mar 26th, 2018
Happy birthday. To celebrate our host Jedlie's birthday we are sharing this very special episode starring recording artist Jennifer McGill. Jennifer is a former star of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. After appearing with Justin, Britney & Cristina Jenni...Show More
26:16 | Mar 24th, 2018
Oh what a great episode. Our guest is author & illustrator Kevin Scott Collier. Kevin introduces us to his heartwarming mystery Danderdaul. When a new resident arrives at a run-down nursing home, tiger cat Danderdaul and her managerie of furry friend...Show More
27:27 | Mar 22nd, 2018
I often say books have the power to take us around the World. And today's guest proves it. Farhan Khalid returns to the podcast to tell us all about his new book Wali's World Tour. A great way to talk to our kids about adventure, cultures and so muc...Show More
44:46 | Mar 20th, 2018
This is a very important episode of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Francie Healey, author of Eat To Beat Alzheimer's, is here to talk about emotional eating. this is an issue that touches every family in one way or another. Listen and learn how ...Show More
29:31 | Mar 18th, 2018
Today we are joined by life long friends who have teamed up to create a wonderful experience for families. Author Helena Yates & Illustrator Wendy Crouch are here to tell us about their wonderful series Princess Rain & the Dragon. They also tell us a...Show More
28:27 | Mar 15th, 2018
Today we welcome Bollywood star and director Jugal Hansraj. Jugal burst onto the Bollywood scene as a child star. As he transitioned into adult roles he also became an accalimed director, and directed the first Disney animated film in India. he joins...Show More
26:36 | Mar 13th, 2018
Today's guest is author and illustrator trevor Carss. He is here to introduce us to his picture book Two Giraffes. Trevor tells us this is a love story for kids age 3 - 5 that encourages kids to be brave, be strong.
25:28 | Mar 12th, 2018
We are so excited. One of our dear friends, recording star JessLee, has just been added to Team Blake on NBC's The Voice! JessLee was a regular guest on my We Choose Respect Parentcast. We are happy to replay her first visit to our studios, so you ca...Show More
25:05 | Mar 11th, 2018
Densiha Alphonse is serving up some old school wisdom and encouragement in her wonderful We Don't Cry, We Try Series. Her message is simple, let's encourage our kids to get out of their comfort zone and learn new things. And when we fail, because we ...Show More
27:17 | Mar 8th, 2018
Our guest today is George Neeb, author of Pharaoh's Arrow. Akia loves living in an oasis far from the Nile River with her father. But when she is faced with another family tragedy, Akia embarks on a plan of revenge that takes her to the ancient capit...Show More
29:48 | Mar 4th, 2018
Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to two fantastic guests. Carolyn Keil is the host of an exciting new podcast called Beyond 6 Seconds. We will also introduce you to Kristen McCabe, author of Peek A Bunny An Easter Tradition.
26:48 | Mar 3rd, 2018
Today we have two fabulous authors, Papa Bean and Michelle Rose. Papa Bean is the author of the Uno Tries New Food. Uno is a loveable pup who learns to take chances. Michelle Rose is the author of the thought provoking book I Am Tan.
25:55 | Feb 25th, 2018
Our guest today is Stephanie Hohl. Stephanie is the author of a wonderful, inovative book that helps very young kids develop the foundational skills they need to become readers. You will love learning how much fun Stephanie's "whole body" approach to...Show More
29:52 | Feb 24th, 2018
What a great episode of the podcast. Our guest is Doug Gaston, the author of the Believe Series. Today we are talking about the latest title in that series Turtle of Tortiose, a fun book that celebrates the life of every child.
29:13 | Feb 22nd, 2018
Our guest today is Deborah Sherrell, author of Baby Lauren andTheordore. This book was beautifully illustrated, printed on recycled papers and processed chlorine-free! Baby Lauren and Theodore teaches on three levels. It explores the four seasons in ...Show More
26:00 | Feb 20th, 2018
Author Shawnie Clark is here to tell us about her beautiful book Wonder Wheels. This book tells the beautiful story of how a gift changed a young life. Shawnie also tells us about Dyslexic friendly Font.
27:27 | Feb 18th, 2018
Get ready to travel around the World! Our guest today is Longy Han, author of the Gusto and Gecko series. This is a wonderful series of books that seek to help build children’s awareness and empathy for cultures around the world through quirky storyt...Show More
28:57 | Feb 15th, 2018
Our guest today is Patrick Adams. Patrick is the author of the Amazing Lisa series. Amazing Lisa is a magical stuffed animal that can come to life and transform into anything. Holly, an imaginative and happy young girl, had Amazing Lisa mysteriously ...Show More
26:33 | Feb 13th, 2018
We are celebrating Valentine's Day with a visit from one of our favorite guests. Leslea Wahl, author of the Perfect Blindside & An Unexpected Role, is here to share her favorite books for Valentines day.
27:53 | Feb 11th, 2018
Our guest today is Cris Pasqueralle. Cris is a retired NYC police officer who has always loved reading. Sharing in the Harry Potter adventures with his two daughters lead him to writing Destiny Revealed, book one in the destiny trilogy.
25:10 | Feb 10th, 2018
Our guest today is Mom and Author Robbin Miller is the author of two children's picture books, Playgroup Time and Three best Friends. Her dream is that her books will help parents and kids understand that kids with challenges and different abilities ...Show More
28:55 | Feb 8th, 2018
Today we are joined by Caroline Ebeling, the author of the World's First Trilingual Christmas Book the perfect present. Caroline has created a wonderful book that allows parents and kids to explore stories through three different languages, English, ...Show More
27:27 | Feb 4th, 2018
JP Cawood is here to tell us about her wonderful #Kidlit Wrong Rock. Martin the Mushroom was born on the wrong rock. He embarks on an epic journey across the sea to get to another rock covered with enthusiastic mushrooms. But Martin doesn't look the ...Show More
27:17 | Feb 3rd, 2018
Carol Hageman loves the desert and wants to share that love with you and your kids. Her delightful book, Bubby's Puddle Pond, tells the story of a desert tortoise who bands together with friends for safety, comfort and companionship. It is a wonderfu...Show More
26:38 | Feb 1st, 2018
Our guest today is Holly Marcus. The Best Treehouse in the World is a family-oriented book about a girl and her brother using the engineering design process to create the best treehouse in the world. By following the engineering design process and u...Show More
28:21 | Jan 30th, 2018
Today we are joined by Dr. Diana Rangaves, pharmacist, ethics professor turned writer & philanthropist. She has work appearing in numerous venues, including children’s picture books, medical pharmaceutical books, scholastic books, and academic art...Show More
29:46 | Jan 28th, 2018
Nutschell Anne Windsor tells us about the delightfully fun book Kayla Wayman, Junior Time Traveler. This middle grade book is unique in that it was written by twenty plus authors! Nutschell talks about the story of time travel and the experience work...Show More
21:17 | Jan 27th, 2018
Bullying is a complex issue, with many causes and solutions. Farhan Khalid joins us today to talk about his book Balil and the Big Bully. Bilal and the Big Bully is an essential addition to any school library. Educators can utilize this book as a tea...Show More
26:33 | Jan 25th, 2018
Today we begin a two part look at the issue of bullying. Kids of all ages have to deal with bullying. Our guest today, Harry E Pacheco, was heart broken to learn that his daughter had to deal with kids being mean to her in Kindergarten. His response ...Show More
24:50 | Jan 23rd, 2018
Today's guest is children's author Miso Agogo. Miso has a great new book called Honey In The Woods. Honey in the Woods includes many educational tools for children. This book can be used to recognize shapes, practice counting, encourage creativity, r...Show More
29:49 | Jan 21st, 2018
Author KW Penndorf is here to talk about her exciting middle grade series heroine Freya. Vikings, time travel, adventure, the Freya series has it all. Freya's family is wonderful. But that is all about to change when her father, Denmark's renowned Vi...Show More
21:35 | Jan 20th, 2018
Alison T Broderick is the author of Samuel Stanley Scotty Snight. Try saying that three times fast! Sam is a boy who loves to play, but will not brush his teeth. Alison talks about this fun book that lovingly reminds us all to make good, healthy choi...Show More
26:07 | Jan 18th, 2018
Joining us from Devon in the UK is Dan Metcalf. Dan is here to tell us about his wonderful middle grade series The Lottie Lipton Adventures. Lottie is a nine year old investigator extraordinaire who lives in the British Museum and gets involved in a...Show More