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 36 | Published July 05, 2011
Living with kids who are begging for a pet? Whet their appetite with these funny picture books about unusual pets in this podcast featuring author David Biedrzycki.
Episode 35 | Published June 08, 2011
Learn the limits of magic in Laurel Snyder's books.
Episode 34 | Published May 06, 2011
'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.
Episode 33 | Published April 15, 2011
Need book ideas for the summer? Look no further! Emily features Nancy Krulik’s Katie Kazoo Switcheroo and George Brown, Class Clown chapter-book series.
Episode 32 | Published March 17, 2011
Need some egg-citement in your life? Then, listen in to hear about some books featuring adventurous chickens!