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 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.
Episode 42 | Published February 01, 2012
Emily chats about books that will have you craving sweets! She also shares her interview with author Michael O. Tunnell.
Episode 41 | Published December 05, 2011
The holiday season is here, which usually means spending time with family. Listen in as Emily discusses some heartwarming books about families.
Episode 40 | Published November 01, 2011
In honor of Veterans Day, Emily shares a collection of books that show different perspectives of the Vietnam War.
Episode 39 | Published October 01, 2011
Emily discusses the action-packed 39 Clues series and talks to two authors of the series.