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Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Release Date: 03/09/2017

The Power Of Diverse Storytelling show art The Power Of Diverse Storytelling

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Welcome to episode 2000 of Reading With Your Kids. We are celebrating that milestone by celebrating the power of diverse storytelling to heal and build community resilience. .Our first guest is Dr Amra Sabic El Rayes, shares her experience growing up in Bosnia during a time of targeted violence and military siege. She discusses three magical summers from her childhood and the escalating narratives of hate she experienced. Dr Amra emphasizes the importance of authentic storytelling and diverse representation in combating hateful ideologies. The conversation explores Dr Amra's work creating...

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Christa Avampato returns to Reading With Your Kids to celebrate her Emerson Page middle grade series. She discussed how her character Emerson came to her during a difficult time and inspired her healing journey. Avampato shared details about Emerson's latest adventure in her new book "Where the Light Leads," which takes place in Ireland. We also welcomed Healey Ikerd, author of the picture book "The Red Ball." She shared a personal story her mother told her about growing up in East Germany, which inspired the book. "The Red Ball" teaches about friendship and forgiveness through a story where a...

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This is a powerful episode of Reading With Your Kids. Astrid Kamalyan celebrated her book "Babo, a Tale of Armenian Rug Washing Day", which tells the story of an Armenian family tradition in a lighthearted way. She talked about growing up in post-war Armenia and experiencing hardships but finding community and love within her family. We then travel to the Connecticut Book Festival to speak with three local authors. Branwen O'Shea talked about her science fiction book "The Chasm", which features several points of view including humans and alien "star beings" who view the same events very...

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A Match Made In The Lymph Nodes! show art A Match Made In The Lymph Nodes!

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On this episode of Reading With Your Kids we are celebrating healthy romance and immune systems. First up Kaitlin Hill celebrates her YA romance novel "Wild About You." She shared about the college experiences explored in the book, including the main character Natalie struggling with mental health while navigating school, a reality show, and a new romance. The hosts discussed the high cost of college and pressure on students. Kaitlin hopes that Wild About You will help spark family conversations about these challenges. Next, Dr. Namita Gandhi celebrated her children's book "Immune Heroes"...

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Ruby Rene Had So Much To Say! show art Ruby Rene Had So Much To Say!

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On this episode of Reading with Your Kids we welcome several guests celebrating new children's books. Our first guest is author Ashley Iman, who wrote the debut picture book Ruby Renee Had So Much To Say. Ashley discussed how the book was inspired by her own childhood experiences as a talkative student. She wanted to create a character like her younger self that found positive ways to share her curiosity about the world.   Our next guests are father-son duo Steve and Cliff Simmons, who have written a series of books together called Where Do Creatures Sleep At Night. In their latest book,...

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Jed Doherty welcomed author Lynn Brunelle and illustrator Jason Chen to Reading With Your Kids to celebrate "Life After Whale". Lynne explains that the book was inspired by her curiosity about what happens to a whale's body after it dies. She discovered that the decomposing whale creates an entire ecosystem, allowing thousands of creatures to survive through interconnected food chains. Jason discusses his illustration process, which began with visual research like photographs from Lynn's initial research and visits to whale skeletons. He aims to make the invisible visible, such as showing the...

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Dan Gutman's My Weird School show art Celebrating 20 Years Of Dan Gutman's My Weird School

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Dan Gutman is on Reading With Your Kids to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his popular "My Weird School" series, now at 100 books. He shares how his daughter inspired the first book and his process of writing about a different school staff member in each installment.  Sophia Brown talks about her picture book "Fun at Grandma's House" and the joy of spending time with grandchildren. She encourages grandparents to read with their grandkids. Both authors reflect on building relationships through shared reading experiences with their families. They overcame challenges to connect with young...

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Get ready to dive into the realm of fantasy on this episode of Reading With Your Kids. Steven A Guglich starts us on our adventure as he celebrates the first book in his Middle Grade Novel Piercing The Veil. Steven tells us his main characters, Jeremy Goodson, an overweight teacher from NYC, and Masaru Hagen, adopted son of an American Tech entrepreneur, are confronted by something that neither of them can explain, that sets these two complete strangers from opposite sides of the world to embark on an unforgettable journey that will forge them into living legends. Steven also talks about his...

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When Cicadas Collide! show art When Cicadas Collide!

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Get ready for a bug-tacular episode of #ReadingWithYourKids! Roger McMullen discusses his new graphic novel Cicadapocalypse. He shares his fascination with cicadas that started after witnessing an emergence in Maryland as a teenager. Roger explains the unique 13-17 year life cycle of periodical cicadas and how they emerge in large numbers across different regions. He created Cicadapocalypse to educate children about cicadas in a fun way through the story of squirrels experiencing an emergence. Roger used an educational approach first to develop the narrative and then illustrated the book. The...

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Laughing With The Nearly Departed show art Laughing With The Nearly Departed

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In this episode of #ReadingWithYourKids we are celebrating the Nearly Departed, Long Names and a pair of Creatures named Pickle Juice and Patty Cakes. First up we speak with José Pablo Iriarte, he author of the debut #MiddleGrade #Novel Benny Ramirez and the Nearly Departed. Jose tells us that Benny Ramírez can see dead people . . . Well, one dead person, anyway. A hilarious and heartwarming story about a boy who can suddenly see the ghost of his famous musician grandfather! Jose talks about the book, his hometown of Miami and his thoughts on why tweens love spooky stories! We also...

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Jedlie uses magic to encourage your kids to make their dreams come true

Today we are joined by best selling author Angie Flores. Angie is the author of the beautiful new children's book "Cub's Wish". Making wishes for a wishing star is not always as easy as it seems, especially knowing the wish may be granted. Cub's Wish brings out the sweet moments of conversation between parent and child and the understanding that sometimes we all need a little guidance to achieve our dreams.

Click here to get your copy of Angie's best selling book Cub's Wish