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Reading With Your Kids Podcast

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 stronger relationships with their kids.

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Recent Episodes of Reading With Your Kids Podcast


A Match Made In The Lymph Nodes!

A Match Made In The Lymph Nodes!

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" which talks to kids...

Episode 11 June 2024 57m and 33s


Ruby Rene Had So Much To Say!

Ruby Rene Had So Much To Say!

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 S...

Episode 9 June 2024 55m and 33s


Life After Whale

Life After Whale

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 inside of a blue whale. Jason also...

Episode 7 June 2024 55m and 42s


Celebrating 20 Years Of Dan Gutman's My Weird School

Celebrating 20 Years Of Dan Gutman's My Weird School

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 readers through simple, engaging w...

Episode 6 June 2024 56m and 26s


Dragons, Demons and Didgeridoos

Dragons, Demons and Didgeridoos

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...

Episode 4 June 2024 56m and 43s


When Cicadas Collide!

When Cicadas Collide!

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 illustrations help immerse readers in the cicada world. We...

Episode 2 June 2024 56m and 37s


Laughing With The Nearly Departed

Laughing With The Nearly Departed

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 als...

Episode 31 May 2024 58m and 23s


Dystopian Adventures & Fish With Weird Teeth

Dystopian Adventures & Fish With Weird Teeth

You are going to love this episode of Reading With Your Kids! First up is author Megan Schaulis. She is on the show to celebrate her YA dystopian novel "Protector". Megan explained how her book takes place in a near-future world where the king's bodyguards have been genetically enhanced. The main character Noah must compete against these enhanced women to become a protector, despite being a normal athlete.

Megan and the host Jed Doherty discussed how dystopian novels allow authors to address real issues through fictional stories. They brought up ethical questions around genetic manipulation and enhancement...

Episode 30 May 2024 55m and 34s


Bubblegum Bison's Bath Time Bonanza!

Bubblegum Bison's Bath Time Bonanza!

This episode of Reading With Your Kids begins with two of our favorite guests Scott Rothman and Pete Oswald. Scott and Pete return to the show to celebrate their new children's book "Bubblegum Bison Needs a Bath." Rothman is the author and Oswald is the illustrator. They have collaborated on five books together and love working as a team. Rothman writes in a visual style that lends itself well to Oswald's humorous illustrations.

The guests discussed the creative process of writing and illustrating picture books. Scott tells us how much he loves seeing Pete's  illustrations, which often i...

Episode 28 May 2024 55m and 19s


Three Great Kids & One Amazing Mom!

Three Great Kids & One Amazing Mom!

This episode of Reading With Your Kids features three very impressive kids and one fantastic mom. First, 13-year-old Orion Jean celebrates his new book "Race to Kindness" and inspires listeners with his message of spreading kindness. Orion discusses founding his organization Race to Kindness after being named Time Magazine's Kid of the Year. Next,  Kalili Powers and her mom Mei celebrate their children's book "It's Not That Spicy", which introduces readers to Asian cuisines. They share their experiences overcoming fears of spicy food and embracing different cultures through food. The episode also features 9-year-old author Amelie Anastasia, who wrote h...

Episode 26 May 2024 57m and 43s

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