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 47 | Published August 15, 2012
Take flight with Emily as she highlights books about historical figures in aviation and chats with Candace Fleming, author of Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
Episode 46 | Published July 23, 2012
Looking for summer adventure? Listen in as Emily chats about books that highlight travel destinations in the United States and books that you can read as you travel.
Episode 45 | Published May 16, 2012
Explore the world of animals through Caroline Arnold’s nonfiction picture books for children.
Episode 44 | Published April 13, 2012
Explore different time periods in U.S. history with these picture books.
Episode 43 | Published March 13, 2012
Discover adventures about siblings--both human and animal. Listen in as Emily chats with Pam Munoz Ryan, author of Tony Baloney, about being "Boss of the World" during her childhood.