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Reading With Your Kids Podcast

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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...Show More

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Reading With Your Kids - MC Veggie Fresh

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Fantastic Failures

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

Reading With Your Kids - New Year's Eve Magic

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Princess & the cafe on the Moat

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.

Reading With Your Kids - One Big Bully

29:43 | Dec 29th, 2018

Tracy Blom's latest book is One Big Bully, a charming story about a bull whose horns grow every time he is mean to another. Super conversation about friendship.

Reading With Your Kids - I Will Always Love You

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

Reading With Your Kids - Spooky Christmas Special

45:29 | Dec 25th, 2018

Ho, Ho, Ahhh! This is an incredibly special and spooky episode of the podcast. The authors of SppokyMiddleGrade.com have come together on our show to create and tell an original spooky story. We also talk about the value and fun of creating stories a...Show More

Reading With Your Kids - When Daronte's Father Went To Prison

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

Reading With Your Kids - Not A Purse

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

Reading With Your Kids - Reading Comics is Reading!

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Miracle of Sharing

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Blackthorn Key Advenutres

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Everyone Can Learn Math

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Ignite Your Kid's Curiosity

29:53 | Dec 13th, 2018

Get ready to meet the inspiration behind the greatest science clubhouse ever! Melissa Stewart, the author of dozens and dozens of amazing science books, knows how to ignite kids curiosity!

Reading With Your Kids - How To Inspire Your Kids To Love STEM

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

Reading With Your Kids - Two Amazing Girls

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

Reading With Your Kids - Santa's Izzy Elves

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Why Did You Choose Me?

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

Reading With Your Kids - From India to the UK with Love

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

Reading With Your Kids - Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Unplug & Play

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

Reading With Your Kids - With The Courage of a Mouse

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Breaking The Barriers

25:09 | Nov 27th, 2018

Robbin Miller takes us back in time the the mid 1970's, a time when girls were not allowed to play Little League Baseball. Listen as she tells us how her love of baseball helped Break the Barriers.

Reading With Your Kids - Where Do Ideas Come From

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

Reading With Your Kids - Adventures in Friendship

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Fostering Gratitude

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Mindfulness for Kids

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

Reading With Your Kids - Phyllis Wong Mysteries

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.

Reading With Your Kids - More Books for Tots to Teens

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

Reading With Your Kids - Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Candace Cameron Bure

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Shadow's Servant

31:29 | Nov 11th, 2018

Why do kids love fantasy? Why do they love scary stories? These are just a couple of tangents we explore during our conversation with Justin Swapp, author of The Shadow's Servant.

Reading With Your Kids - LeVar Burton Speaks!

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

Reading With Your Kids - Rock Hound

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

Reading With Your Kids - STEM Tuesday Disease!

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

Reading With Your Kids - Return to Arestana

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

Reading With Your Kids - Your Vote Is Magic

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

Reading With Your Kids - Candace Cameron Bure Preview

2:35 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Quick video preview of our upcoming interview with Candace Cameron Bure, author of Candace Center Stage, and star of Netflix' Fuller House.

Reading With Your Kids - Amber's Magical Savings Box

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

Reading With Your Kids - From Me To You

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

LeVar Burton Preview

2:17 | Oct 29th, 2018

Preview of LeVar Burton's appearance

Reading With Your Kids - Day Dreaming Pirates

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Books For Tots & Teens

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

Reading With Your Kids - Fabulous Mr B!

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

Reading With Your Kids - Kids Love Poetry

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Little Unicorn

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

Reading With Your Kids - Shocking Secrets of Science

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Science Needs Everyone!

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

Reading With Your Kids - STEM Week Deep Space Exploration

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

Reading With Your Kids - Magical Words

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

Reading With Your Kids - Ten Little Night Stars

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

Reading With Your Kids - Unsong Heroes

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

Reading With Your Kids - Misdirection

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

Reading With Your Kids - Dagger & Coin

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

Reading With Your Kids - Dealing With Classroom Bullies

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

Reading With Your Kids - The ABC's of Rose

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Little Labradoodle

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Love Double Dutch

28:48 | Oct 2nd, 2018

We are so excited to welcome Doreen Spicer-Dannelly, the creator of the popular Disney Channel movie Jump In and the TV series The Proud Family. Doreen is here to talk about her new book Love Double Dutch.

Reading With Your Kids - If You Give The Puffin A Muffin

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

Reading With Your Kids - Goddess of Fierce Leadership

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

Reading With Your Kids - Where You Lead

23:36 | Sep 27th, 2018

Our good friend Leslea Wahl is here to share some great action and adventure books you will love reading with your teens. And this month's suggestions include Leslea's new book "Where You Lead".

Reading With Your Kids - Travel the World with DaddyBlogger

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

Reading With Your Kids - Duck, Duck, Moose!

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.

Reading With Your Kids - No Frogs In School

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Around the World with a Flying Dog?

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Don't Give Up!

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Whistle Watch at Uncle Willie's House

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Eavesdropping on Elephants

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Queen of Yucky Science

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

Reading With Your Kids - A Chat with The Space Gal

22:53 | Sep 12th, 2018

STEM Week continues as we welcome Emily Calandrelli. Emily is known as The Space Gal. She is the host of Fox's Xploration Outer Space and the author of the wonderful Ada Lace series.

Reading With Your Kids - Welcome to STEM Week

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

Reading With Your Kids - Alice's Magic Garden

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

Reading With Your Kids - Scarlett Hood

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.

Reading With Your Kids - A Very Large Dog

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

Reading With Your Kids - Siren's Song

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

Reading With Your Kids - One Big Pair of Underwear

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Feyi Fay

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

Reading With Your Kids - WOW Weather

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

Reading With Your Kids - Survival

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Queens of Fun

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Navigator Series

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Magic of Norumbega

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

Reading With Your Kids - From Sunset Till Sunrise

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!?!

Reading With Your Kids - Gtreat Books From Ukraine

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

Reading With Your Kids - Maralee and the Turtles of the Sea

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

Reading With Your Kids - One Heart

28:14 | Aug 16th, 2018

Two great guests today. We first visit with Tara Drouin, author of One Heart. Inspired by a song, One Heart is all about diversity and acceptance. We also speak with young reviewer Ted Copper from Vietnam.

Reading With Your Kids - Might E

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

Reading With Your Kids - Journey to Monsterville

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Finn Finds a Friend

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

Reading With Your Kids - Pop Jams

27:08 | Aug 9th, 2018

Today we welcome back Jen Crisanti. Jen is here to talk about Pop Jams. Pop Jams is a really fun and safe way for kids to experience social media.

Reading With Your Kids - Astronaut - Aquanaut

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

Reading With Your Kids - Mighty Marty Hayes

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.

Reading With Your Kids - My Special Mind

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

Reading With Your Kids - Great Historical Fiction

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

Reading With Your Kids - Ja Ja Ja!

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Mermaid Tales

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Sister Pact

29:03 | Jul 29th, 2018

This is a very powerful episode of the podcast. Author & high school counselor Stacie Ramey is here to talk about her YA Novel The Sister Pact and one of the book's topics, teen suicide.

Reading With Your Kids - Land Without Color

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Mother Matters

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

Reading With Your Kids - Itty Bitty Wouldn't Budge

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Giggles and Joy

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

Reading With Your Kids - Helping Families Be Happy & Creative

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

Reading With Your Kids - Stone Soup Magazine

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

Reading With Your Kids - East the Elephant

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Traveling The World

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

Reading With Your Kids - Blast Off To Wubl World

29:48 | Jul 14th, 2018

Get ready to blast off to Wubl World! Mark Hainey and Leigh Tilly join us from London in the UK to tell us about their innovative Wubl Water Spring water and their amazing Wubl World web site.

Reading With Your Kids - Great Summer Reads & Eats

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

Reading With Your Kids - Meet Max Power

27:04 | Jul 11th, 2018

What if every kids knew how to discover their unique super power? Pamela Power Scanlon is here to tell us about "The Super Dynamos Fuel Up!" the first book in her wonderful new Max Power kidlit series.

Reading With Your Kids - Dinosaurs, Elephants & Alphabet Fairies

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

Reading With Your Kids - Made For Me

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

Reading With Your Kids - Girls Who Want To Make A Difference

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

Reading With Your Kids - Crush Your Test Anxiety

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Power of Play

28:12 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Learning can be fun! Super fun conversation with Brooke Schwartzman and Celia Niu from Goliath Games. We talk about how families can use games and play to introduce kids to STEM & Math.

Reading With Your Kids - Nita's First Signs

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

Reading With Your Kids - Young Voices

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

Reading With Your Kids - Autumn Eternal

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

Reading With Your Kids - Principal Mikey

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

Reading With Your Kids - Sam & the Seven Pound Perch

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

Reading With Your Kids is Fundamentally Awesome

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

Reading With Your Kids - Swords, dragons and One Dangerous Chicken

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!

Reading With Your Kids - Eddie the Alien

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

Reading With Your Kids - No Place For Hate In A Song

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Finding The Beauty In Everyone

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Power of Reading

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

Reading With Your Kids - Zoebug's Traveling Dad

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

Reading With Your Kids - A Life Changing Friendship

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

Reading With Your Kids - Let's Make the Internet Fun For Kids

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

Reading With Your Kids - Andrew the Blue Eared Puppy

29:58 | Jun 10th, 2018

Our guest today is Marla Huemer, the author of Andrew the Blue Eared Puppy. Marla created this book with her daughter and illustrator Natasha Huemer. The book is overcoming fear and friendship.

Reading With Your Kids - Together

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Flying Goats & Airplanes

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Sloppy Okapi

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Frame Up

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Holiday Boys

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Farm Yard Idol

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

Reading With Your Kids - Connecting With The Beauty of Nature

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

Reading With Your Kids - Cowgirls Lessons

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Disco Lance Loves To Dance

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

Reading With Your Kids - Sacked, Folkstales You Can Carry Around

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Ben's Adventures

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

Reading With Your Kids - The Rabbit Ate My Hall Pass

24:44 | May 22nd, 2018

Today we meet Rachel Elizabeth Cole. She is the authorof the hilarious "The Rabbit Ate..." middle grade series. Her latest in the series, "The Rabbit Ate My Hall Pass" is now available.

Reading With Your Kids - Three Sneezes & A Hatless Acorn

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Indiana Jones With Rosary Beads

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Good Exists In All

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

Reading With Your Kids - Lil' Lukie

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!

Reading With Your Kids - If I Had 11 Toes

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.

Reading With Your Kids - A Flying Suitcase?

22:45 | May 12th, 2018

Kimberly Hemmings is here to tell us about her wonderfully fun educational series Ace, Grace & the Flying Suitcase. We talk about the first book in the series that finds Ace & Grace traveling to Jamaica.

Reading With Your Kids - Lily and Lucy

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.

Reading With Your Kids - First Class Fatherhood

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

Reading With Your Kids - Day Dreaming Danny

24:06 | May 8th, 2018

Join us as we welcome Joseph Ruder to the podcast. Joseph is the author of Day Dreaming Danny and the Green Dragon. This is a fun interview about imagination and inspiration.

Reading With Your Kids - From Dark to Light

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

Reading With Your Kids - Counting Frogs

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Parenting with a Punch

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

Reading With Your Kids - A Pet To Crow About

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Great Middle Grade Reads

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Charlie on the MTA Did He Ever Return

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

Reading With Your Kids - How The Finch Got His Colors

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Papa Has Alzheimer's

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Love of the Irish

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

Reading With Your Kids - Story Monsters

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

Reading With Your Kids - What Every Child Should Know About God

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

Reading With Your Kids - Ziggy & Tiggy

19:05 | Apr 21st, 2018

Today we introduce you to Briana Borgella. Briana's debut book is Ziggy and Tiggy. This is a delightful book about friendship and teamwork.

Reading With Your Kids - Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

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.

Reading With Your Kids - REAL Magic

24:27 | Apr 17th, 2018

The tables are turned as Jennifer Milius, author of the Einstein and Moo series, takes over the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to interview Jedlie about his career performing magic and his new book REAL Magic

Reading With Your Kids - What's An Otter Mother To Do?

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

Reading With Your Kids - Noah Zarkadinkydo

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!

Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read

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

Reading With Your Kids - Inspiring Our Kids

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.

Reading With Your Kids - A Boy Named Jack

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Pink Mink in a Sink

25:32 | Apr 8th, 2018

We have a rhyming good time as author & illustrator Aaron Parrott joins us to talk about his incredibly fun #kidlit Pink Mink in a Sink!

Reading With Your Kids - Alfred's Dragon

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?

Reading With Your Kids - Squeaky & Stinky Mice

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Neurodiversity

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Miss Match Your Socks!

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

Reading With Your Kids - Ivy Locs Rocks

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Tree Soldier

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

Reading With Your Kids - Four Girls & One Bathroom

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

Reading With Your Kids - Unbreakable

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

Reading With Your Kids - Aaron's Dream

29:10 | Mar 25th, 2018

Today we speak with author & illustrator Pamela C Rice. Pamela is the driving force behind Kid Shelf Books. Kid Shelf Books is Pamela's collection of wonderful, diverse books that inspire kids.

Reading With Your Kids - Mystery At The Nursing Home

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

Reading With Your Kids - Wali's World Tour

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

Reading With Your Kids - Emotional Eating

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

Reading With Your Kids - Princess Rain and the Dragon

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

Reading With Your Kids - Happy St Patrick's Day

23:36 | Mar 17th, 2018

One of our favorite guests is back in the house to help us celebrate St Patrick's Day. Leslea Wahl, author of the Perfect Blindside, is here to share her favorite Kidlit reads about St Patrick.

Reading With Your Kids - Bollywood Conections

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

Reading With Your Kids - Be Brave, Be Strong

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Celebrating Our Friend JessLee

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

Reading With Your Kids - We Don't Cry, We Try!

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

Reading With Your Kids - The New Kid

29:24 | Mar 10th, 2018

We all know that middle school is tough, but being the new kid at a middle school, that is the worse! Maureen Straker is here to talk about her book The New Kid that addresses these challenging issues.

Reading With Your Kids - Pharaoh's Arrow

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

Reading With Your Kids - Liddy's Day In The Country

23:33 | Mar 6th, 2018

Great conversation with best selling author Sarah Bowman. Sarah is here to talk about her wonderful kidlit Liddy's Day In The Country.

Reading With Your Kids - A New Easter Tradition

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Tan for the Price of Uno

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.

Reading With Your Kids - A Pickle In The Post

29:10 | Mar 1st, 2018

Hilarious episode of the Reading With your Kids Podcast. Author Scott stuart joins us from Melbourne, Australia to talk about his side splitting picture book A Pickle in the Post!

Reading With Your Kids - Jorie & the Magic Stones

29:48 | Feb 27th, 2018

Oh what a delightful converstion. A H Richardson tells us about her #MiddleGrade novel Jorie & the Magic Stones. Mystery, danger, friendship, action & dragons, this story has it all.

Reading With Your Kids - See, Hear, Do!

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

Reading With Your Kids - Do You Believe!?!

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Baby Lauren Loves The Earth

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

Reading With Your Kids - What Is Dsylexic Friendly Font

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Get Ready To Travel The World

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

Reading With Your Kids - Chicken Duck Named Chuck

24:28 | Feb 17th, 2018

What would you do if you saw a chicken duck? Jennifer Meiring joins us to tell us about the real life story that inspired her delightful picture book A Chicken Duck Named Chuck

Reading With Your Kids - The Amazing Lisa

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

Reading With Your Kids - Favorite Books For Valentines Day

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.

Reading With Your Kids - The Destiny Series

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.

Reading With Your Kids - Let's Make Fun Accessible

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

Reading With Your Kids - Three Languages Are Better Than One

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

Reading With Your Kids - Where Shall We Go?

27:14 | Feb 6th, 2018

Our guest today is vera Harris, military veteran and children's author. Vera joins us today to talk her sweet book Where Shall We Go? It is a great book that celebrates family, friendship and imagination

Reading With Your Kids - Wrong Rock

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

Reading With Your Kids - In Love With The Desert

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

Reading With Your Kids - Discover STEM In A Tree House

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

Reading With Your Kids - Rosy Posy Papillion

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

Reading With your Kids - TIme Traveling Adventure

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

Reading With Your Kids - Balil and the Big Bully

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

Reading With Your Kids - Dealing With Bullying

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

Reading With Your Kids - Honey In The Woods

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

Reading With Your Kids - Freya & The Vikings

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

Reading With Your Kids - Stinky Breath

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

Reading With Your Kids - Exciting Adventures of Lottie Lipton

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