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.
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.
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.
August 5th, 2021 | 25 mins 37 secs
children's books, education, kids literature, parenting, sayantani dasgupta, scholastic, summer reading
According to the Scholastic Teacher & Principal School Report, more than 60% of educators notice a learning loss among students—also known as the “summer slide”—at the start of the academic year. Educators overwhelmingly agree that reading books when school is out supports students’ academic success.
April 29th, 2021 | 37 mins 53 secs
children's books, classroom magazines, education, lauren tarshis, scholastic, teachers
Lauren Tarshis remembers the responsibilities that fell to her on March 11, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared, and schools around the country began to shift to virtual learning. Lauren is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
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.
December 17th, 2020 | 21 mins 45 secs
apple tv, books, education, kids, mindfulness, parents, reading, school, stillwater, teachers
Host Suzanne McCabe talks with Mallika Chopra, an author, speaker, and wellbeing expert who serves as the mindfulness consultant on the TV series, and award-winning children's book illustrator and artist, Jon J Muth.