September 9th, 2020 | 36 mins 5 secs
books, books for kids, education, parents, read aloud, scholastic, teachers, young adult books
When you hold a new book in your hands, the rest of the world seems to fade away. Lots of great titles from Scholastic are hitting the shelves this fall, bringing the promise of adventure to our young readers. We wanted to give you a preview of the books you can look forward to, so we invited some of our authors including Kelly Yang and Tami Charles to read aloud.
July 13th, 2020 | 21 mins 19 secs
ann m martin, baby sitters club, books, bsc, netflix, reading, scholastic, tv
“It all started at the very beginning of seventh grade.” Sound familiar? To millions of Baby-Sitters Club fans, Kristy Thomas, Claudia Kishi, Mary Anne Spier, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer are favorite childhood friends. In this episode, the breakout stars of the new Netflix TV show answer questions from our Scholastic Kid Reporters. We also spotlight author Ann M. Martin, who created the beloved book series.
June 24th, 2020 | 40 mins 9 secs
black lives matter, civil rights, education, families, kids, parents, reading, ruby bridges, scholastic
On November 14, 1960, Ruby Bridges integrated the all-white William Frantz Public School in her New Orleans neighborhood. She was six years old. Ruby’s courageous journey helped pave the way for Black and brown students across the United States to gain access to educational opportunities that had been denied to them for centuries.
June 18th, 2020 | 35 mins 6 secs
children, kids, leah johnson, lgbtqia+, parents, pride, scholastic
In this episode, debut author, Leah Johnson talks with host Suzanne McCabe about growing up in Indiana, becoming a fiction writer, and “giving queer folks the happy ending they deserve.”
May 7th, 2020 | 19 mins 49 secs
anxiety, anxiety disorders, at home learning, coronavirus, covid-19, distance learning, eli lebowitz, emotional health, family, kids, mental health, pandemic, yale child study center
During the pandemic, many of us have experienced feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss. These feelings extend to children, too, who are learning new lessons at home and wondering what the future holds. We explore what parents and educators can do to help kids cope with uncertainty and continue to learn and thrive.
April 16th, 2020 | 20 mins 52 secs
children, coronavirus, covid-19, global health crisis, kids, kids press, pandemic, scholastic
In this episode, host Suzanne McCabe, who is the editor of Scholastic Kids Press, talks with five Kid Reporters about life during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 5th, 2020 | 18 mins 54 secs
jenny downham, reading, scholastic, ya, young adult novel
In her latest novel, Furious Thing, Jenny Downham discusses the insidious nature of gaslighting, the power of one 15-year-old girl’s anger, and the risk of speaking up about those feelings.
February 12th, 2020 | 19 mins 46 secs
black history month, books, children, diversity, dr. carla hayden, inclusion, kids, librarian of congress, literature, reading, scholastic
In this episode, we chat with Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden about the importance of representation for our young readers.
January 23rd, 2020 | 30 mins 36 secs
be a better parent, carmen agra deedy, dav pilkey, family, kids, lester laminack, literacy, pam allyn, parenting, parents, peter reynolds, reading, scholastic, scholastic reads, teachers, world read aloud day
December 23rd, 2019 | 19 mins 48 secs
744002, books, christmas, education, eid al-fitr, family, hanukkah, holidays, parenting, teaching
December 12th, 2019 | 26 mins 38 secs
744002, call down the hawk, maggie stiefvater, scott westerfeld, the leviathan trilogy, the raven cycle, the scorpio races, the shiver trilogy, the uglies series
December 3rd, 2019 | 19 mins 11 secs
744002, activism, alyssa milano, books, bullying, education, kids, parenting, school, teaching
November 22nd, 2019 | 25 mins 49 secs
744002, books, education, kids, parents, reading, school, teachers
October 24th, 2019 | 37 mins 36 secs
books, education, halloween, kids, parenting
October 11th, 2019 | 44 mins 30 secs
books, civil rights, education, nonfiction, parenting, teaching
September 23rd, 2019 | 34 mins 30 secs
books, books for kids, childrens books, comics, graphic novel, literature, reading