Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
Podcast for Grades K – 5 | iTunes Subscription
Emily Manning chats with kids, parents, and teachers about the best in children's literature for ages 4 through 11. Discussions include reading tips and fun activities to do with children before, during, and after reading.
Emily Manning has a master's degree in reading education from the University of North Texas. She taught in the primary grades for several years before taking a reading intervention position that focused on working with struggling readers in grades 3rd-5th.
In 2006, Emily Manning began teaching reading education classes in an adjunct capacity at Texas Woman's University. And most recently, she has taken a position as an Instructional Specialist at Lee Elementary in Denton, Texas.
Emily is a member of the ReadWriteThink.org Advisory Board. She also belongs to several professional organizations including the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English.
Episode 16 | Published July 09, 2009
Share your musical heritage with kids this summer and get inspired by four stories about family, jazz, and the relationships that last a lifetime.
Episode 15 | Published June 04, 2009
Emily Manning describes some chapter book series that kids will love and chats with author Nikki Grimes about her writing philosophy.
Episode 14 | Published May 21, 2009
Podcast host Emily Manning and Llama Llama author Anna Dewdney chat about how to read, read, read with kids everywhere.
Episode 13 | Published March 31, 2009
Podcast host Emily Manning yucks it up with kids’ humorist Mike Artell and explores three books sure to get your kids reading, speaking, and laughing out loud.
Episode 12 | Published February 24, 2009
Check out these books about two exceptional but nearly-forgotten women—Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen and Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel.