July 13th, 2017 | 31 mins 10 secs
books, children, children's books, education, goosebumps, parenting, reading, rl stine
In July 1992, Scholastic introduced a monthly book series by R.L. Stine called Goosebumps with Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. Twenty-five years (and several generations of frightened kids later), Goosebumps is now one of the best-selling children's series of all time with more than 350 million English language books in print. To celebrate this milestone, we invited R.L. Stine into the studio to reflect on the last 25 years and to give us a look at what's still to come for the master of horror.
June 23rd, 2017 | 59 mins 12 secs
books, children's books, current events, education, literature, parenting, refugee crisis, refugees, world events
Actors Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, and author Alan Gratz join us this week to talk about the refugee crisis, and how they are giving voice to the children affected.
May 4th, 2017 | 23 mins 4 secs
books, children's books, education, emma donoghue, reading
This week, we're talking with Emma Donoghue (author of the award-winning novel for adults Room), about her first book for children, The Lotterys Plus One. She's joined by her editor, Arthur A. Levine, to talk about the process of transitioning from writing for adults to writing for children; where the inspiration for Sumac Lottery and her big, unruly family came from; and the role Emma's own chlidren play in her creative process.
April 20th, 2017 | 46 mins 8 secs
books, calvin trillin, children's books, children's literature, poetry, poets, reading, writing
This week, we're celebrating Poetry Month by talking about the power and joy of poetry.