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 11 | Published February 04, 2009
Emily presents three very different books about Lincoln and hosts a roundtable discussion with the authors of these books to delve deeper into Lincoln's remarkable life.
Episode 10 | Published December 18, 2008
Find alphabet books to inspire and educate the entire family in this Chatting About Books podcast episode.
Episode 9 | Published November 25, 2008
Tired of the same old books? Try on these “fractured” tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.
Episode 8 | Published November 05, 2008
Get the guy in your life excited about books with these great suggestions for boy readers.
Episode 7 | Published October 02, 2008
This episode focuses on presidential elections.