Scholastic Reads

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

116 episodes of Scholastic Reads since the first episode, which aired on December 14th, 2015.

  • Book Trends for 2016

    January 25th, 2016  |  19 mins 40 secs

    What are the big trends in children’s literature for 2016? Look out for superheroes, graphic novels, diverse characters and mythology! Experts David Allender and Preeti Chibberr share their projections for the coming year.

    Guests:

    • David Allender: Editorial Director, Scholastic Reading Club
    • Preeti Chhibber, Senior Editorial Manager, Scholastic Reading Club

    Special thanks:

    • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
    • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
    • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer
  • Every Child a Super Reader

    January 6th, 2016  |  47 mins 1 sec

    Literacy experts Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell join us to talk about their new book, Every Child A Super Reader. The book helps parents and educators develop seven key strengths in young learners, transforming them into “Super Readers”—avid, passionate and critical. Learn more about Every Child a Super Reader at scholastic.com/superreader.

    Guests:

    • Pam Allyn: Literacy expert, author, and Founding Director of LitWorld
    • Ernest Morrell: Macy Professor of English Education and Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Columbia Teachers College; Past President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

    Special thanks:

    • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
    • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
    • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer
  • Kids’ Books Holiday Hotline

    December 17th, 2015  |  27 mins 25 secs

    Giving the gift of reading isn’t always easy, especially when you have a reluctant reader on your holiday shopping list. Experts David Allender and Preeti Chhibber answer parents’ questions about their trickiest book-buying challenges. Plus, we interview Scholastic employees about what books they’re buying this holiday season and why. 

    Guests:

    • David Allender: Editorial Director, Scholastic Reading Club
    • Preeti Chhibber, Senior Editorial Manager, Scholastic Reading Club

    Special thanks:

    • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
    • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
    • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer
  • The Magic of Harry Potter

    December 14th, 2015  |  21 mins 55 secs

    What makes the Harry Potter series so special? How did it become the most popular in all of children’s literature? Cheryl Klein talks about her work as continuity editor on the series and shares harrowing stories about keeping the manuscript secret. Literacy expert Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld, weighs in on how Hogwarts and the lessons Harry Potter teaches us can be valuable for educators.

    Guests:

    • Cheryl Klein: Executive Editor, Arthur A. Levine Books
    • Pam Allyn: Literacy expert, author, and Founding Director of LitWorld

    Special thanks:

    • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
    • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
    • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer