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.
August 24th, 2021 | 36 mins 53 secs
classroomscount, lauren tarshis, scholastic, scholastic magazines
A new school year is upon us, and students are returning to the classroom—some for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020. How can educators and families navigate an uncertain landscape?
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.
June 28th, 2021 | 29 mins 29 secs
lbtqia+, lgbtqia+ books, pride month, scholastic
In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month with new queer romances by award-winning YA authors Leah Johnson (Rise to the Sun) and Molly Knox Ostertag (The Girl From the Sea).
May 13th, 2021 | 47 mins 1 sec
aapi, asian american and pacific islander, children's book, children's literature, dr. don vu, front desk, kelly yang, reading, room to dream, scholastic, suzanne mccabe, three keys
In this episode, we spotlight Asian American heritage and the immigrant experience with author Kelly Yang and educator Don Vu.
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.
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.