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Cora And The Moon

Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Release Date: 09/09/2023

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Reading With Your Kids Podcast

Hey there, book lovers and tech enthusiasts! Today's episode is a real eye-opener about how technology is revolutionizing reading for everyone, especially kids with learning differences. We kicked things off with Ayan Kishore from Benetech, who's doing amazing work with Bookshare. Imagine a free online library with over 1.3 million books, all accessible to kids who struggle with traditional reading. We're talking text-to-speech, customizable fonts, and even refreshable Braille displays. It's not just cool tech – it's life-changing stuff that's boosting reading comprehension for kids with...

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Hey there, book lovers! Today we've got a real treat for you - two amazing authors talking about their fascinating new children's books. First up is Gabriella Aldeman, chatting about her bilingual book "Squawk of Spanish." This heartwarming story follows Max, a kid struggling to speak Spanish despite his bilingual household. Gabriella dives into the challenges of translating the book, the importance of embracing imperfection in language learning, and how to help kids gain confidence in speaking another language. She even shares some personal anecdotes about her own family's bilingual journey....

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Hey there, podcast fans! Get ready for an exciting episode of Reading with Your Kids featuring not one, but two awesome guests. First up, we've got Jerry Kolber from Atomic Entertainment, the mastermind behind the hit kids' podcast "Who Smarted?". Jerry dishes on how they're making learning fun for kids and parents alike with their daily 15-minute episodes covering everything from science to pop culture. But wait, there's more! We also chat with YA fantasy author M.B. Mooney about his epic new book "Shield of the King". Mooney takes us into the world of Elowin, a young elf navigating a complex...

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In this heartwarming episode of "Reading With Your Kids," we dive into the world of Kids' books that tackle important social issues. First up, we chat with Shannon Anderson about her new book "B is for Belonging." Shannon shares how this alphabet book explores the concept of belonging versus fitting in, inspired by Brené Brown's work. She emphasizes the importance of creating a classroom environment where kids feel safe to be themselves and take creative risks. Shannon also gives us a sneak peek into her upcoming books, including "I Love Blueberries" and "Speak Up with Your Beak Up." We...

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Hey there, book lovers! This episode of Reading With Your Kids was jam-packed with awesome insights about fostering a love of reading beyond the classroom. We chatted with Becca Sexton, a teacher librarian who shared some eye-opening facts.  Becca and Jed swapped stories about how school librarians changed their lives, and emphasized the importance of giving kids access to books and letting them choose what they want to read. They also touched on the power of pleasure reading and how it can turn kids into lifelong bookworms. We also heard from Sarah Versher, author of "Magnificent and...

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Hey there, book lovers! We've got a real treat for you in this episode of Reading with Your Kids. We sat down with not one, but two awesome children's book authors! First up, we chatted with Joe Gatto - yep, that Joe from Impractical Jokers! He's swapped pranks for pages with his new book "Where's Bearry." Joe spilled the beans on how his son's stuffed animal drama inspired the story, and why he thinks reading with kids is so darn important. Then we caught up with local author Gia Susi, who's tackling some big topics in her book "When the World Feels a Little Scary." Gia shared her journey...

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This Fourth of July episode of "Reading with Your Kids" celebrates American values and diversity through children's literature. Host Jed Doherty interviews author Bob McKinnon about his new book "America's Dreaming," which addresses the challenges faced by new students in schools and promotes inclusivity. McKinnon discusses his initiative to donate 100 "Welcome Wagons" to schools, fostering a sense of belonging for the 5 million kids who change schools annually. The episode also features Laura W. Carter and Anna Doherty, the author-illustrator team behind "A Steminist Force." This STEM-focused...

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In this enlightening episode of Reading With Your Kids, host Jed Doherty explores neurodiversity through children's literature. The show features two segments focused on dyslexia and ADHD, providing valuable insights for parents, educators, and children alike. The first segment welcomes Lynn and Jon Greenberg, the mother-son team behind "Robbie the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure." Jon shares his personal journey with dyslexia, emphasizing how proper diagnosis and tailored education helped him overcome challenges. The Greenbergs discuss the importance of early intervention, advocating...

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This episode of Reading with Your Kids featured interviews with several children's book authors discussing their recent publications and the importance of talking to kids about difficult topics like relationships and grief.  The episode featured an interview with Rachel Lynn Solomon who wrote the YA romance novel "Past, Present, Future." Solomon discussed how the book explores healthy teenage relationships and navigating intimacy. Also in the episode Ell Gonzalez Rose celebrated her romantic comedy "Caught in a Bad Fauxmance." Gonzalez Rose talked about drawing inspiration from her own...

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Author and illustrator Alex Clark is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his children's picture book, "Cora in the Moon." It tells the story of Cora, a precocious young girl who loves dancing and has a magical nighttime adventure when the moon takes her on a journey to space, where she meets other friends who have also been taken to the moon. When she returns, she's left wondering if it was all just a dream. During the interview, Alex shared his fascination with the moon, which has captivated humans, especially children, for generations. He reminisced about the moon landing and how it inspired a sense of wonder and imagination. He also talked about the unique experience of stargazing in rural areas where the night sky is free from city lights. Alex's creative journey and artistic style were discussed, highlighting his background in graphic design and illustration. He emphasized the importance of encouraging children to explore their creativity and pursue careers in the arts, showcasing various opportunities available in the creative industry beyond traditional art forms. The host, Jed Doherty, also touched on the impact of technology and the digital age on children's creativity. They discussed how modern children are often exposed to a wide range of content through digital devices but may miss out on the communal experience of everyone watching the same thing at the same time, like the moon landing. Alex Clark shared his personal motivation for creating art, including his eye condition, histoplasmosis, which could potentially lead to blindness. This motivation drives him to create as much as he can before any potential vision loss occurs.

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