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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

Podcast for Grades K – 5

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

Emily Manning

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.


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Episode 6  |  Published September 03, 2008

A Peek into Amelia's Notebook

Emily chats with a couple of sisters about two books in the Amelia's Notebook series and even the grown-up Amelia herself, author-illustrator Marissa Moss.


Episode 5  |  Published August 07, 2008

Back to School

Help prepare your kids for a return to the classroom with these great books and expert kid tips about adjusting to a new school.


Episode 4  |  Published June 24, 2008

Summer Adventures

Emily and guests recommend the perfect books to take along on your summer vacation.


Episode 3  |  Published June 05, 2008

Delicious Summer Treats

Podcast host Emily Manning and guests explore a number of ways to get children reading and writing recipes and having fun with food.


Episode 2  |  Published May 02, 2008

Playful Poetry Books to Share

In this episode, Emily and guest Sylvia Vardell explore fun ways to read poetry with children.

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