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 13 | Published March 31, 2009
Podcast host Emily Manning yucks it up with kids’ humorist Mike Artell and explores three books sure to get your kids reading, speaking, and laughing out loud.
Episode 12 | Published February 24, 2009
Check out these books about two exceptional but nearly-forgotten women—Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen and Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel.
Episode 11 | Published February 04, 2009
Emily presents three very different books about Lincoln and hosts a roundtable discussion with the authors of these books to delve deeper into Lincoln's remarkable life.
Episode 10 | Published December 18, 2008
Find alphabet books to inspire and educate the entire family in this Chatting About Books podcast episode.
Episode 9 | Published November 25, 2008
Tired of the same old books? Try on these “fractured” tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.