As Editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, I work with young reporters to get stories about everything from sports to the environment to scientific breakthroughs. This year, many of our reporters are on the campaign trail, talking to presidential candidates, political experts, and voters about issues that matter to kids.
July 20th, 2023 | 19 mins 59 secs
June 27th, 2023 | 19 mins 28 secs
gay club, lgbtqia+, pride, pride month, scholastic, simon james green
In this episode, we’re celebrating Pride Month with British author and screenwriter Simon James Green.
June 8th, 2023 | 30 mins 6 secs
100th, 100th art & writing, art and writing, awards, deimosa webber-bey, hannah jones, henry trinder, scholastic art & writing awards
In this episode, Hannah Jones, Deimosa Webber-Bey, and Henry Trinder join host Suzanne McCabe to talk about A Thousand Familiar Faces.
May 11th, 2023 | 22 mins
book podcasts, reading podcasts, scholastic reads, scholastic reads podcast
In this episode, we’re celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with New York Times bestselling comic artist Betty C. Tang. Betty talks with host Suzanne McCabe about her extraordinary new graphic novel, Parachute Kids.
April 20th, 2023 | 30 mins 16 secs
April 12th, 2023 | 22 mins 55 secs
Jennifer A. Nielsen has written a great one! In this episode, she talks with host Suzanne McCabe about Iceberg, her new middle grade novel. It’s already a best-seller.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
November 10th, 2022 | 35 mins 32 secs
chris newell, colonization, if you lived series, linda coombs, literacy podcasts, literature podcasts, native americans, native stories, passamaquoddy tribe, plimoth thanksgiving, plimouth rock, plymouth rock, podcasts, scholastic podcasts, thanksgiving, wampanoag scholars
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.
October 27th, 2022 | 22 mins 41 secs
dr. julia b. lindsey, education, educators, scholastic, science of reading, teachers
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
books, carmen agra deedy, children's books, claribel a. ortega, education, hispanic and latine heritage month, literature, reading, scholastic, sonia manzano
In this episode, we’re celebrating Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month with three favorite Scholastic authors.
September 19th, 2022 | 22 mins 47 secs
amy sarig king, attack of the black rectangles, banned books week, education, scholastic, schools, teachers
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.
July 18th, 2022 | 24 mins 56 secs
andrea davis pinkney, because of you john lewis, children's books, civil rights, john lewis, keith henry brown, nikema williams, scholastic, tybre fall
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.