Today I share with you my experience doing a diversity audit of my classroom library and then I welcome authors Wendy Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg to the show to chat about their new middle grade novel THIS IS JUST A TEST, which is set - in the 80s!
Today I am welcoming fellow podcaster and librarian extraordinaire Sarah Threlkeld to the show! We chat about her podcast, Happy Reading, Little House in the Big Woods, what middle grade books we’ve been reading lately, and geek out a little bit on library circulation stats.
Today I am welcoming author Caroline Starr Rose to the show and then in honor of Father’s Day coming up, chatting about some of our favorite fictional dads and two fabulous new books featuring awesome fathers.
This is Episode #25 and it’s early! I had the opportunity to chat with Laurel Snyder about her new novel Orphan Island and so many other things - the need for more upper middle grade books, indie book stores, what she’s been reading lately. It was supposed to last for 30 minutes but, well, we got talking, and it was a great conversation and rather than chop it way down and pair it with some book talks or other information for a more traditional show, I thought I’d just give you an episode of all Laurel Snyder.
This is Episode #23 and Today I am welcoming author Victoria Coe to the show and then chatting about two excellent new May releases that you won’t want to miss, and then answering a question about middle grade classics in the classroom.
Since April is National Poetry month, our show today is all about celebrating the power of poetry! I’ll share with you a couple poetry resources to help you enjoy poetry more with your students and kids, and then chat about some fabulous books - from picture books to poetry anthologies to novels in verse.
This is Episode #18 and today we have a interview with genre fiction book critic Paul Goat Allen, I’ll discuss three novels featuring spunky female leads, and then I’ll answer a question about the books featured on our last episode on March Book Madness.
This is Episode #14 and today we are discussing some fun reading challenge ideas to kick off your new year, the most anticipated middle grade books coming out in 2017, and I’ll answer a question about what books to recommend for a 5th grader who has a high school reading level.
This is Episode #12 and today we’re talking about gift ideas for middle grade readers, three novels with incredibly brave protagonists, and I’ll answer a listener’s question about keeping kids engaged when you read out loud.
In Episode #8, we’re talking about keeping track of your reading life, three incredible new school-centered novels, and I’ll answer a question about how to talk with kids about their book when you haven’t read it.
This is Episode #7 and today we’re discussing tips & resources for talking about the Presidential Election, three election themed books, and I’ll answer a question about picture books for middle grade students.
This is the transcript for Books Between Episode #5 where I discuss the importance of books that tackle tough topics, three 9/11 themed novels for middle grade readers, and I'll answer a questions about leveling classroom libraries.
This is Episode #4 and today we’re talking about four ways to make time for reading, three sports-related middle grade novels in honor of the Olympics, and I’ll answer a question about what books to recommend for a kid who wants to read something funny.
In Episode #3 we’ll discuss wearing your reading life on your sleeve, three engaging nonfiction options for middle grade readers, and I’ll answer a question about what to do when kids keep abandoning their books.
Today we’re going to talk about why teachers need a vibrant classroom library, the top 3 books my students raved about last year, and I’ll answer a question about what books would be appropriate for a middle grade reader who LOVES horror.
This is Episode #1 and we’re going to kick things off by talking about The Power of Reading Time, three fantastic fantasy recommendations, and I’ll answer a question about the difference between “Middle Grade” and “Young Adult” fiction.