I Kick and I Fly: A Conversation With Author and Activist Ruchira Gupta
March 9th, 2023 | 24 mins 24 secs
In this episode, host Suzanne McCabe talks with Ruchira Gupta, a journalist, author, and activist who is ensuring a future for girls who otherwise might not have one.
Dreamer: Akim Aliu Talks About His New Graphic Novel and Racism in the Hockey World
February 10th, 2023 | 22 mins 3 secs
In this Black History Month episode, Akim talks with host Suzanne McCabe about Dreamer, his new graphic memoir for 8- to 12-year-olds. Co-authored by Greg Anderson Elysée, the book is illustrated by Karen De La Vega and Marcus Williams, and published by Scholastic Graphix and Kaepernick Publishing.
Owl Diaries: Rebecca Elliott on Reading Aloud and Eva the Owlet
January 30th, 2023 | 21 mins 42 secs
In this episode, Rebecca talks with host Suzanne McCabe about the runaway success of Owl Diaries and Eva the Owlet, the upcoming adaptation from Apple TV+.
The Tower of Life: Remembering the Holocaust
January 25th, 2023 | 27 mins 32 secs
Chana Stiefel is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children. In this episode, she talks with host Suzanne McCabe about Yaffa Eliach’s remarkable story told in the picture book The Tower of Life, and why it’s so important for young people to learn about the Holocaust.
The Power of Mentoring
January 11th, 2023 | 28 mins 53 secs
One way is through mentoring. Scholastic’s nationwide mentorship program helps students boost their literacy skills while creating meaningful bonds with caring individuals. Our read-aloud mentoring program, which comes with books and teaching guides, is called R.E.A.L. — READ, EXCEL, ACHIEVE, and LEAD.
If You Lived During the Plimouth Thanksgiving Revisited
November 10th, 2022 | 35 mins 32 secs
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In 2021, host Suzanne McCabe posed those questions to Chris Newell, an award-winning educator and author, and a proud citizen of the Passamaquoddy tribe in Maine. In this episode, Chris returns to talk about Native American Heritage Month and what it means to him.
The Science of Reading: Turning Research into Practice with Dr. Julia B. Lindsey
October 27th, 2022 | 22 mins 41 secs
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In this episode, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey talks with host Suzanne McCabe about the science of reading and how she recommends putting it into practice. Dr. Lindsey is a leading expert on foundational skills and early reading. Her new book for educators is called Reading Above the Fray: Reliable, Research Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills.
Celebrating Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month With Carmen Agra Deedy, Sonia Manzano, and Claribel A. Ortega
September 30th, 2022 | 51 mins 25 secs
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In this episode, we’re celebrating Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month with three favorite Scholastic authors.
Honoring Banned Books Week with Amy Sarig King
September 19th, 2022 | 22 mins 47 secs
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In this episode, award-winning author Amy Sarig King talks with host Suzanne McCabe about Attack of the Black Rectangles, her new novel for middle graders. The book, which takes on censorship and intolerance, is based on an experience Amy had in her Pennsylvania town.
“Make Good Trouble” — Remembering U.S. Representative John Lewis
July 18th, 2022 | 24 mins 56 secs
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In this episode, we’re honoring John Lewis, the civil rights hero and Congressman who died in 2020. The bond that Lewis forged with young Tybre Faw is the subject of a new picture book by best-selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Keith Henry Brown, the book is called Because of You, John Lewis: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. Later in the episode, U.S. Representative Nikema Williams shares her memories of Lewis and explains how Tybre and other young people are following in the courageous leader’s footsteps.
Aaron Blabey and The Bad Guys
July 1st, 2022 | 28 mins 37 secs
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In the latest #ScholasticReads Podcast, author and illustrator Aaron Blabey talks about the creation of The Bad Guys, his hit book series with Scholastic.
It’s Summer! Grab a Book!
June 21st, 2022 | 45 mins 12 secs
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It's summer time and that only means one thing at Scholastic--it's time to grab a book and read! Listen to some of our feature authors and hear about our reading partnership with Save the Children that's helping us get books into the hands of children in rural America!
“Be Who You Are” — A Conversation with Alex Gino
June 9th, 2022 | 22 mins 19 secs
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In this episode, we’re celebrating Pride Month with Alex Gino. Alex is the acclaimed author of several queer and progressive middle grade novels, including Rick, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!, and the newly-released Alice Austen Lived Here.
“Invisible No More” — Celebrating AAPI Month
May 24th, 2022 | 31 mins 6 secs
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In this episode, we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with authors Debbi Michiko Florence and Gita Varadarajan.
Social and Emotional Learning: What Is it and How Can it Help Kids?
May 9th, 2022 | 28 mins 57 secs
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During the pandemic, an increasing number of children and adolescents have reported struggling with anxiety and depression. How can we help them process their emotions and get the support they need?
Holly Robinson Peete on Autism Acceptance
April 26th, 2022 | 21 mins 49 secs
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In this episode, author and actress Holly Robinson Peete talks about her family’s journey with autism.