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 23 | Published May 18, 2010
Emily and her book club chat about the adventures of Babymouse, and then Emily talks to the author-illustrator team behind this series of graphic novels.
Episode 22 | Published March 19, 2010
Music provides the perfect introduction and accompaniment to this collection of books including Jazzy Miz Mosetta, Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Boycott Blues.
Episode 21 | Published February 18, 2010
Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.
Episode 20 | Published December 16, 2009
Ahoy, mateys! In this episode, Emily be talkin the pirate talk with author Jane Yolen and discovering some myths and truths about pirates from the days of yore.
Episode 19 | Published October 14, 2009
Check out three fantastic books about the ancient Greeks gods in thoroughly modern situations.