October 27th, 2022 | 22 mins 41 secs
dr. julia b. lindsey, education, educators, scholastic, science of reading, teachers
In this episode, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey talks with host Suzanne McCabe about the science of reading and how she recommends putting it into practice. Dr. Lindsey is a leading expert on foundational skills and early reading. Her new book for educators is called Reading Above the Fray: Reliable, Research Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills.
Celebrating Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month With Carmen Agra Deedy, Sonia Manzano, and Claribel A. Ortega
September 30th, 2022 | 51 mins 25 secs
books, carmen agra deedy, children's books, claribel a. ortega, education, hispanic and latine heritage month, literature, reading, scholastic, sonia manzano
In this episode, we’re celebrating Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month with three favorite Scholastic authors.
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.
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.