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.
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.
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 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.
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.