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 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.
Episode 18 | Published September 02, 2009
Libraries and bookstores can overwhelm even the most lit-savvy parents and teachers. Listen in as Emily shares a fabulous resource for finding the very best picture books for children.
Episode 17 | Published August 03, 2009
Birthdays hold a special place in families’ hearts. Celebrate that special day with two breathtaking birthday-themed books by talented author-illustrator Debra Frasier.