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The We Choose Respect ParentCast is a great resource for parents looking to raise kids to be healthy, happy and respectful. Show host Jed Doherty is known throughout the US and Puerto Rico as Jedlie, a fun and a bit wacky former social worker turned magician. Three times each week Jedlie will interview authors, parenting experts and guest who are just plain fun.
 
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Dr Stephanie Ryan is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her wonderful #ChildrensBook Let's Learn About Chemistry. Dr Stephanie tells us this book is inspired by my son playing a comparison game and my love of chemistry. It's designed to introduce young scientists to key concepts and vocabulary using everyday objects. Click here to vi…
 
Author, illustrator & Hollywood actor Brady Smith is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his new #PictureBook "I'm Getting A Shark!" the fabulous, funny story of a shark-obsessed child who's convinced she's getting a pet shark for her birthday. Click here to visit Brady's website - https://bradysmith.com/ Click here to visit our websi…
 
Former teacher Danielle LaRosa is on the show to celebrate her debut children's book When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Song! Danielle has seen first hand the benefits kids derive from music. We also meet a group of very cool kids from the UK who decided to create an online magazine called Home Cool Kids during the pandemic. Click here to visit Danielle…
 
Tim Meyers is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate Glad To Be Dad. Glad to Be Dad is about the actual lives of fathers, mothers, and families today, exploring the demands and great rewards of finding your deeper, truer self as a father, a husband, and a man. But, like family life itself, the book is also full of humor and wonderful surprises. Click h…
 
Fascinating chat with a most fascinating human. Kevin Albin is our guest for this Protecting The Planet With Your Kids episode of the podcast. Kevin is a former hostage negotiator, conservation guide and author of the #YA #Novel Stonechild. Kevin feels passionately about inspiring kids to protect our planet. Click here to visit Kevin's website - Cl…
 
Our Dean of all things STEM & STEAM Jennifer Swanson returns to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Rocks, Fossils & Shells. Jennifer tells us this is a totally interactive guide meant to get kids and families exploring the World around them. Click here to visit Jennifer's website - https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/ Click here to visit o…
 
Caroline and Katherine Brickley are twin sisters as well as the Co-Founders of Blossom: An award-winning children’s media company dedicated to growing readers and leaders through an enriching combination of original stories and story-based content. They are on the #RWYK #Podcast to tell us about their Kickstarter Campaign to make their Friendly Boo…
 
Alex Winstanley is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate his Children's #PictureBook My Grandma Has Dementia. Alex aims to raise awareness of the impact that dementia can have on an individual and their family, in a child-friendly and supportive way. It is aimed at 4-11-year olds and has been inspired and informed by people with lived experience of de…
 
Two fantastic authors on this episode of the #RWYK #Podcast. Monica Mikai celebrates The Proudest Color. This book is a timely, sensitive introduction to race, racism, and racial pride. Liam Jenkis celebrates Dylan McFinn & The Sea Serpent's Fury. Kids will love this fantastical nautical adventure of myth, monsters and legend Click here to visit Mo…
 
Patricia Newman returns to the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate Planet Ocean. Patricia believes that since a little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth is ocean wouldn’t a better name for our global home be Planet Ocean? She tells us that we might be surprised at just how closely we are connected to the ocean. She wants us to know that regardless of wh…
 
Reyna Marder Gentin is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her #MiddleGrade #Novel My Name Is Layla. Reyna introduces us to Layla, a young teen with undiagnosed dyslexia. This powerful story celebrates the value of friendship, the need for caring teachers, and the power of family love. Click here to visit Reyna's website - https://rey…
 
Robert Beatty is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate his middle grade novel Willa Of Dark Hollow. Robert tells us that Willa must find a way to save the people and animals she loves and take a stand against an all-consuming darkness that threatens to destroy her world. Robert also tells us that he hopes his writing will inspire readers to look at si…
 
Author & educator LaKeasha Williams joins us to celebrate her debut chapter book "Shine On Brown Girl". This is a powerful conversation about how we can inspire kids to know that they matter and how we can all embrace the truth that different does not mean less than. Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com…
 
“Feelings travel, even when people can’t.” The #ReadingWithYourKidsPodcast welcomes Holly Goldberg Sloan! Holly talks with us about her 7th children’s book, The Elephant in the Room, and how it has inspired her to teach her young audience about dealing with adversity. Inspired by her Turkish background, The Elephant in the Room follows Sila, a youn…
 
Two great authors share stories you can use to inspire your kids to be superheroes. Jerald Hoover introduces us to his Hero Book Series, a series he started writing 28 years ago on an ironing board. And Darrel Gregory tells us how his grand daughters inspired him to write "I'm Not Very Good At It" Click here to visit Jerald's website - https://www.…
 
Kathleen Marcath is a veteran Special Education Sign Language Supporter. This experience has kindled her passion for helping children reach their educational potential. She is on to celebrate My Big Monster Truck Goes Everywhere With Me, a picture book illustrated in American Sign Language. She is delighted to help kids learn to communicate in ASL …
 
We can protect the planet by capturing cow farts?! Erin Twamley joins Jedlie & Alexia to celebrate her attention catching book Capturing Cow Farts & Burps. Did you know there are over 2 billion cows alive on the planet? And that those cows are creating lots of farts that are adding to our climate crisis. Erin tells us how we can inspire our kids to…
 
Lizette Serrano, Vice President of Educational Marketing preview's Scholastic's Summer Reading Program. As we discuss the many benefits of reading it becomes clear that one of the most important is love, the love that grows between family members through reading. Click here to be a part of Scholastic's Summer Reading Program - www.scholastic.com/su…
 
A creativity expert, Nina Meehan inspires the broader community as a skilled theatre producer, award-winning director, and dedicated arts educator, with expertise in youth development. Her work focuses on nurturing innovation and connecting people in our increasingly digital world. She shares some fantastic ways that creativity can bring families c…
 
Laura Schaumer is on the #ReadingWithYourKids podcast! Laura is here to tell us about her self-published children’s book, Kita and the Magic Paint. Inspired by her own daughter, Laura’s book follows Kita the Raccoon as she learns the joy of mixing colors to create something new and magical. What to Listen For In this episode, we discuss self-publis…
 
Our World is quite an amazing place. We welcome two author/illustrators to celebrate amazing spots. Paddy Donnelly tells us all about The Vanishing Lake and the wonderful friendship between a girl and her grandfather. Then Wendra Lynne takes us into the Cloud Forest, and tells us how we can paint with coffee Click here to visit Paddy's website - ht…
 
Authors Parveen K & Tammy Co are on the RWYK Podcast to celebrate their debut Picture Book Diego The Dodo. This is a delightful story about determination and courage. Our guests tell us how they came to be writing partners and how we can encourage our kids to find the strength to face difficult challenges. Click here to visit Parveen & Tammy's webs…
 
Gary Haq is a human ecologist. He has authored several reports and academic papers on transport, air pollution, climate change, behavior and lifestyle. He is also the author of My Dad The Earth Warrior, a fun middle grade novel. Gary tells us how we can inspire our families to become Earth Warriors. Click here to support the podcast by using this l…
 
Writer, comedian & vagabond Carrie Seim is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate her comedic middle grade novel "Horse Girl". This is a really fun conversation with an incredibly fun and funny author. Carrie talks to us about the challenges all adolescent girls face and how we can help our tween & teen girls navigate these times. Click here to visit C…
 
Katie Petruzziello is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to introduce us to Mighty Mila. Katie tells us she wrote Mighty Mila to share her daughter's story & to introduce the World to a wonderful kid who uses cochlear implants. Katie wants the World to understand that kids with challenges are kids and can be wonderful friends. Click here to visit…
 
Crispin Boyer is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Top Secret, his latest Non-Fiction book from NatGeoKids. Crispin had a fascinating time researching this book, working with some of the World's most elite spy agencies. Crispin also tells us how the book's format makes it the perfect book for reluctant readers. Click here to visit C…
 
It's our Beautiful Gardens & Ice Cream Wars Episode. Illustrator Holly Hatam celebrates Maxine & The Greatest Garden Ever. Then song writers turned children's book authors Cheryl DaVeiga & Dave Gibson tells us what inspired them to write War At The Ice Cream Store. Click here to visit Holly's website - https://hollyhatam.com/ Click here to visit Ch…
 
Sherrie Barch is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Heaven's Bell. This #MiddleGrade #Novel tells powerful story about love, friendship and grief. It can help kids cope with this extremely difficult subject in the gentlest, sweetest, positive way possible. Heaven's Bell has been named a RWYK Certified Great Read Click here to see our…
 
Alexia brown & Jedlie continue our special Protecting The Planet With Your Kids Mini-series by speaking with Evelyn Bookless. Evelyn is the author of the new #PictureBook Captain Green and the Tree Machine. She shares some great information that we can use to inspire our kids to become protectors of our planet. Click here to visit Evelyn's website …
 
Yobe Qui returns to the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate Asian American - Pacific Island American Awareness month, and to celebrate her delightful new book Asian Adventures A - Z. We have a wonderful conversation about the diversity of cultures found throughout Asia and throughout the Asian American community here in the US. We also talk about the issue…
 
Mayuri Naidoo is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her debut #MiddleGrade #Novel Remy - A Book About Believing In Yourself. Mayuri's novel is all about an 11 year old who is mocked for his unique appearance and learns how to overcome his insecurities and face his bullies. Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com…
 
Veteran teacher Prudence Williams has been writing for over 40 years, but it took Ruby to convince her to publish a fictional story because this big sassy dog needed a story of her own. Kids will fall in love with Ruby! Click here to support the podcast when you purchase Ruby Smiles on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3uxfZIV Click here to visit our websit…
 
Two great authors are on this episode of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast.Rosie Pova tells us what it was like immigrating to the US, and about her great book Sunday Rain. Christine Villa celebrates her fun picture book ZooBooLoo. Guest host Hannah Pat Oboyski also joins us. Please click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com…
 
Michelle Schaub is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate her wonderful #PictureBook Kindness Is A Kite String, The Uplifting Power Of Empathy. Michelle wants kids to experience the power of empathy, to see how it spreads happiness like sunshine and builds bridges between diverse people and groups. Click here to visit Michelle's website - http://www.mi…
 
Our special Protecting The Planet With Your Kids series continues with a conversation with Alan Hesse. Alan is an author-illustrator, an educator and a conservation biologist. He comes to us from his home base in beautiful, bio-diverse nation of Ecuador. His graphic novel series follows the adventures of a polar bear named Captain Polo. Alan tells …
 
Lori Orlinsky returns to the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate her latest Certified Great Read "Balloons for Tiger". If you have ever loved a pet you know how hard it can be when it is time to say goodbye. Lori's new book is a wonderful resource that families can use to help kids process and talk about those difficult times. Click here to visit Lori's we…
 
Julian Reeve is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate Captain Perfection & the Secret of Self Compassion. Julian tells us that self-compassion is ‘the art of being kind to yourself’ and is proven to help manage perfectionism, channeling it in healthier ways. This self-help book inspires children to understand their perfectionism before encouraging the…
 
Vincent M Kelly is on the show to celebrate his wonderful children's book All People Are Beautiful. Vincent believes that there’s no better way to talk about diversity and acceptance than with bright colors, fun artwork and a reminder that we are all beautiful. Click here to visit Vincent's website - https://vincentmkelly.com/ Click here to visit o…
 
Amanda Lauer & Carolyn Astfalk, two members of CatholicTeenBooks.com, talk to us about ways we can use books to talk about faith with our teens. Both authors agree that talking about faith filled fiction can be a more comfortable way for families to talk about difficult topics. Click here to visit www.CatholicTeenBooks.com Click here to visit our w…
 
Ilyasah Shabazz was just two years old when her father, civil rights leader Malcolm X, was murdered. She is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her powerful new book The Awakening of Malcolm X. This is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail. Click here to visit Ilyasah's website - https://www.ilyasahsh…
 
Alexia Brown welcomes Mary DeMocker to the second episode of Protecting The Planet With Your Kids. Mary is the author of The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep. This is an important book that gives parents information they need to get families workin…
 
Today we welcome Miss Storybook to the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast Miss Storybook is the host of a fun Youtube Channel for kids. She tells us her IMAGINICAL MAILBOX is a welcoming place for children of all ages to share their stories. She celebrates all voices from far and wide and encourage everyone to be their own author. Click Here To Visit Mi…
 
Don't miss this powerful & inspiring conversation with Steve Pemberton. Steve's story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate, and acclaimed speaker. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and dr…
 
Carmen Viktoria Gamper is on the #Podcast to celebrate her Flow To Learn Parent's Guide. This is an uplifting, illustrated guide with 52 weeks of insights into flow states, mindful support, and practical suggestions to create inspiring play and learning environments. Child-led learning opportunities readily entice children to focus deeply, which bo…
 
Time for another Saturday Double Header! Elyssa Nicole Trust celebrates Daisy Moves To America and talks about how hard it can be to be the new kid at school. And Sharice Rascoe celebrate Shaina's World, My Family & Autism, which is based on her life growing up with two brothers on the autism spectrum Please visit our website - www.readingwithyourk…
 
Author Luke Cunningham is on the #RWYK #Podcast to celebrate his #MiddleGrade #Novel LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire. Luke tells us this book is going to excite kids, and adults, who love mysteries and puzzles. He also tells why he thinks reading this book together with your kids is a perfect way to get them interested in the STEM fields. Please visit…
 
We are celebrating Earth Day 2021 with a series of special episodes we are calling Protecting The Planet With Your Kids! Alexia Brown joins Jedlie to interview Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, author of This Is A Book You Read With a Worm. Jodi tells us why it is important to speak with our young kids about climate change, and how we can do it without scaring …
 
Ruth Spiro is on the podcast to celebrate her delightful new picture book Maxine & the Greatest Garden Ever. We also talk about Ruth's amazing Baby Loves Science series which teaches very young kids about gravity, engineering and quarks! Click here to visit Ruth's website - https://ruthspiro.com/ Click here to visit our website - www.ReadingWithYou…
 
J B Frank joins us for a fun celebration of Count On Me, 1, 2, 3! The World can be a scary place sometimes. It is a good thing there are so many people we can count on to love & support us. We also celebrate Somewhere In The City. Join us as we talk about the many benefits kids, and parents, experience reading together. Click here to visit J B's we…
 
Talitha Shipman celebrates her picture book Finding Beauty. Talitha tells us you are beautiful from the top of your head to the tip of your toes--but beauty is far more than something you can have. It's also something you have to find. In other people. In nature. In acts of kindness. In math, and art, and music, and sports. Click here to visit Tali…
 
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