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.
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.
July 1st, 2022 | 28 mins 37 secs
aaron blabey, bad guys, bad guys movie
In the latest #ScholasticReads Podcast, author and illustrator Aaron Blabey talks about the creation of The Bad Guys, his hit book series with Scholastic.
June 21st, 2022 | 45 mins 12 secs
children's books, parents, scholastic, summer reading, teachers
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!
June 9th, 2022 | 22 mins 19 secs
alex gino, books, lgbtqia, pride month, scholastic
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.
May 24th, 2022 | 31 mins 6 secs
aapi month, book recommendations, books, education, family, parents, scholastic, teachers
In this episode, we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with authors Debbi Michiko Florence and Gita Varadarajan.
May 9th, 2022 | 28 mins 57 secs
children, education, mental health, scholastic, sel, social emotional learning
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?
April 26th, 2022 | 21 mins 49 secs
autism acceptance, children's books, education, holly robinson peete, parents, scholastic
In this episode, author and actress Holly Robinson Peete talks about her family’s journey with autism.
March 10th, 2022 | 31 mins 51 secs
books, children, education, reading, scholastic, women's history month
In this episode, we celebrate Women’s History Month and the power of women to transform our world, one stitch at a time. Host Suzanne McCabe talks with Scholastic Kid Reporter Camille Fallen, 13, about a recent interview she conducted with acclaimed textile artist Bisa Butler and Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, an educator and the author of the bestselling Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.
February 18th, 2022 | 16 mins 20 secs
In this episode, author Andrea Davis Pinkney and her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney, join host Suzanne McCabe to talk about their new picture book: Bright Brown Baby: A Treasury.
January 28th, 2022 | 17 mins 35 secs
books, children, education, parenting, reading, scholastic, teaching, world read aloud day
In this episode, we’ve made World Read Aloud Day a family affair. Author Tami Charles and her son, Christopher, join host Suzanne McCabe to discuss Tami’s picture book, All Because You Matter, which was named the Best Children’s Book of 2020 by Amazon. Next, author Varian Johnson and his daughters, Savannah and Sydney, read from Varian’s graphic novel, Twins, which was chosen as a top-10 graphic novel of 2021 by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table. Then, author Aida Salazar and her children, Avelina and M.J. Santos, read from Aida’s brand-new picture book in verse, In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color.
November 23rd, 2021 | 25 mins 19 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 this episode, host Suzanne McCabe talks with Chris Newell, the author of If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving, a new book for children. With help from Wampanoag scholar Linda Coombs, Chris offers young readers a fuller understanding of this pivotal encounter in American history and shows the devastating toll that colonization took on Indian tribes along the Eastern coast.
November 15th, 2021 | 24 mins 10 secs
books, children's books, clifford movie, clifford the big red dog, family, parents, scholastic
Clifford is hitting the big screen in Clifford the Big Red Dog, a new movie from Paramount Pictures. The film, which is also available for streaming on Paramount+, is directed by Walt Becker and produced by Jordan Kerner and Iole Lucchese, who is Chief Strategy Officer at Scholastic and President of Scholastic Entertainment. Caitlin Friedman, SVP and General Manager of Scholastic Entertainment, serves as Executive Producer.
October 19th, 2021 | 24 mins 23 secs
books, muted, scholastic, tami charles, teens, young adult books
In this episode, author Tami Charles joins host Suzanne McCabe to talk about her latest book, Muted. The young adult novel in verse introduces readers to three aspiring musicians: Denver, Dali, and Shaq. The gifted Black teens are coping with high school, family, and friends in rural Delaware Valley.
September 28th, 2021 | 43 mins 49 secs
books, hispanic heritage month, justin a. reynolds, latinx authors, marvel, pablo leon, pam muñoz ryan, reading, scholastic, sonia manzano, suzanne mccabe
In this episode, we celebrate Hispanic & Latine Heritage Month with some favorite Scholastic authors Sonia Manzano, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Justin A. Reynolds and illustrator Pablo Leon.
September 8th, 2021 | 38 mins 25 secs
children's books, parenting, reading, scholastic, scholastic podcast, september 11
In this episode, award-winning author Alan Gratz discusses the 9/11 attacks and the complicated fallout in the United States and abroad after that fateful day. Alan’s latest book, Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11, helps young readers understand what it was like to be in Lower Manhattan when two airplanes struck the Twin Towers, and how the attacks led to a 20-year war in Afghanistan.