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 28 | Published October 27, 2010
Just in time for jack-o-lantern season, Emily chats about some books by Matthew McElligot that will you get you in the mood for this spooky time of year!
Episode 27 | Published September 15, 2010
Heroes are all around us. In this episode, hear about T.A. Barron’s book that spotlights heroic kids and meet Kaitlyn Chana, a perfect example of a young hero.
Episode 26 | Published August 10, 2010
Shake those back-to-school blues by reading about the crime-fighting Lunch Lady in Jarrett Krosoczka’s graphic novel series.
Episode 25 | Published July 21, 2010
This summer, head to the beach with the tween series The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle.
Episode 24 | Published June 16, 2010
In this episode, Emily introduces books that will certainly make kids giggle, and she talks to Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, the authors of Fartiste.