August 5th, 2021 | 25 mins 37 secs
children's books, education, kids literature, parenting, sayantani dasgupta, scholastic, summer reading
According to the Scholastic Teacher & Principal School Report, more than 60% of educators notice a learning loss among students—also known as the “summer slide”—at the start of the academic year. Educators overwhelmingly agree that reading books when school is out supports students’ academic success.
June 28th, 2021 | 29 mins 29 secs
lbtqia+, lgbtqia+ books, pride month, scholastic
In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month with new queer romances by award-winning YA authors Leah Johnson (Rise to the Sun) and Molly Knox Ostertag (The Girl From the Sea).
May 13th, 2021 | 47 mins 1 sec
aapi, asian american and pacific islander, children's book, children's literature, dr. don vu, front desk, kelly yang, reading, room to dream, scholastic, suzanne mccabe, three keys
In this episode, we spotlight Asian American heritage and the immigrant experience with author Kelly Yang and educator Don Vu.
April 29th, 2021 | 37 mins 53 secs
children's books, classroom magazines, education, lauren tarshis, scholastic, teachers
Lauren Tarshis remembers the responsibilities that fell to her on March 11, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared, and schools around the country began to shift to virtual learning. Lauren is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
March 18th, 2021 | 41 mins 23 secs
books, children's book, dr. ronke olabisi, kids lit, literature, rebecca siegel, scholastic, scholastic reads podcast, science, steam, women's history month
Do you know a little girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut, a fighter pilot, or an aeronautical engineer? In this episode, we celebrate the achievements of women who dared to follow their own dreams at a time when they were laughed at and dismissed.
February 23rd, 2021 | 21 mins 21 secs
books, children, reading, scholastic, teaching
In this episode, author Varian Johnson and illustrator Shannon Wright talk about Twins, their new graphic novel for middle-graders.
February 2nd, 2021 | 22 mins 37 secs
books, education, malcolm mitchell, pam allyn, reading, scholastic, scholastic reads, world read aloud day
For 12 years, World Read Aloud Day has challenged participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud. The global effort is now celebrated in 173 countries and counting.
January 28th, 2021 | 33 mins 28 secs
anti-racism education, children, parents, scholastic, teachers
In this episode, we focus on anti-racism education in the classroom and at home. Host Suzanne McCabe talks with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad and Monique Melton.
December 17th, 2020 | 21 mins 45 secs
apple tv, books, education, kids, mindfulness, parents, reading, school, stillwater, teachers
Host Suzanne McCabe talks with Mallika Chopra, an author, speaker, and wellbeing expert who serves as the mindfulness consultant on the TV series, and award-winning children's book illustrator and artist, Jon J Muth.
November 11th, 2020 | 34 mins 2 secs
books, education, kids, parents, reading, scholastic, school, teachers
Today, we're celebrating Scholastic's 100th anniversary with President, Chairman, and CEO Dick Robinson.
October 2nd, 2020 | 31 mins 38 secs
books, hispanic heritage month, latinx authors, reading, scholastic
In this episode, we're celebrating Hispanic Heritage with two of our favorite Latinx authors, Aida Salazar and Francisco Stork.
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.