Rank #1: Reading With Your Kids - Epic Achievements & Failures
Jennifer Swanson is back to share another fascinating STEM Tuesday edition of the podcast. Today we discuss epic achievements and fantastic failures in the STEM fields. Mostly we talk about the importance of building on our failures so we can make advancements in knowledge.
Rank #2: Reading With Your Kids - My Breath Loves Me
Claire Hallinan is on the RWYK Podcast to celebrate her great new picture book My Breath Loves Me. In My Breath Loves Me, four colorful and engaging illustrated episodes teach children how to handle when strong emotions may occur, how to notice possible body sensations that arise, and how strong emotions can transform into calmness by using their own breaths.
Rank #3: Reading With Your Kids - I Can Handle It!
Author Laurie Wright believes that now more than ever before we need to encourage kids to practice positive self talk and inspire them to believe that they can handle the many challenges they will face every day. Her wonderful Mindful Mantras series teaches kids how to find happiness and success
Rank #4: Reading With Your Kids - The Day Punctuation Came To Town
Our friends from Familius Publishing have done it again. Their wonderful picture book The Day Punctuation Came To Town is a super fun resource we can use to make learning about punctuation fun for kids. We loved speaking to the author Kimberlee Gard.
Rank #5: Reading With Your Kids - Loving Someone With Rett Syndrome
Dr Dawn Menge is the author of the Queen Vernita Visitor Series. This series features characters with a variety of abilities and challenges. Today she introduces us to Heather Clark, the mother of Ireland, a young woman with Rett Syndrome that was the inspiration for one of those characters. We get to learn about Rett Syndrome and are reminded that everyone can be a friend.
Rank #6: Reading With Your Kids - The TyrantoCrankaTsuris
This is a hilariously powerful episode of the RWYK Podcast. Steven Joseph talks about his delightful picture book The Last Surviving Dinosaur, The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, Jewish culture and growing up with survivors of the Holocaust.
Rank #7: Reading With Your Kids - Noah Noasaurus
We have a super time chatting with Elaine Kiely Kearns. Elaine is the author of the hilarious new #Kidlit "Noah Noasaurus". She is also the founder and driving force behind Kidlit 411, a fantastic resource for authors of children's books.
Rank #8: Reading With Your Kids - The Crab Apple Tree - Live An Authentic Life
Today we welcome Tom O'Toole to celebrate his new kidlit The Crab Apple Tree. Tom wrote The Crab Apple Tree to teach kids how to accept and love the differences in all of us! In many ways this story is about Tom's life growing up as a gay boy convinced that there was something wrong with him and hearing the voice of his creator say "I Love You."
Rank #9: Reading With Your Kids - Rock On to Beat Anxiety
Do you know a tween or teen struggling with anxiety? Linda Phelps joins us to celebrate her book Johnny Pocket Band - Battle of the Bands. This books follows Johnny, a tween who also struggles to overcome his anxiety in order to have fun and win the battle of the bands.
Rank #10: Reading With Your Kids - Mommy's Big, Red Monster Truck
We have so much fun speaking with Alison Paul Klakowicz. We speak about her fantastic picture book, imagination and the sacrifices made by military families.
Rank #11: Reading With Your Kids - Science of Happy Kids & Moms
We had so much fun talking with the Happy Science Mom, Sandi Schwartz. Sandi is the driving force behind the HappyScienceMom.com blog. She tells us her blog is a toolkit for raising happy, balanced children. She shares tips, resources, and activities from the world of happiness science to help you teach your children how to live joyful, fulfilled, and peaceful lives.
Rank #12: Reading With Your Kids - Loukas and the Game of Chance
Author and award winning Educator Anthony Manna and Illustrator Don Babbish are on to celebrate their thrilling new #MiddleGrade #Novel Loukas and the Game of Chance. We talk about writing, illustrating and adventure
Rank #13: Reading With Your Kids - Say It, Believe It, Become It
SAY IT, FEEL IT, BELIEVE IT, BECOME IT - Experience the magic of WORDS! Author & educator Becky Cummings is on the podcast to remind us how powerful our words can be, especially the words we tell ourselves. We also ask Becky if she had a magic wand what she would do to improve our schools
Rank #14: Reading With Your Kids - Be The One!
Rank #15: Reading With Your Kids - Stella and the Timekeepers
M Shawn Petersen is on the RWYK Podcast to celebrate his thrilling middle grade fantasy novel Stella and the Timekeepers. We have a fun time talking about fantasy, writing for middle grade readers and creating strong female characters.
Rank #16: Reading With Your Kids - Proud To Be Latino
Do you know that there are more than 5000 types of potatoes in Peru? We learn that and more from Ashley Maria Mireles, author of Proud To be Latino. This board book teaches children how different Latino countries use similar ingredients to create unique regional dishes.The dishes and their descriptions are given in both English and Spanish, taking the reader beyond a basic language primer and dives deep into the heart of Latino culture . . . which is the food, of course!
Rank #17: Reading With Your Kids - Celebrating Friendships
Author Leslea Wahl returns to the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to tell us about some of her favorite YA and Middle Grade books that celebrate friendship.
Rank #18: Reading With Your Kids - Unicorn Jazz
Today we welcome author Lisa Caprelli to the podcast to celebrate her delightful Unicorn jazz Picture Book series. Unicorn Jazz is all about a Unicorn who moves to a new community and discovers how difficult it can be sometimes to make new friends. This is a fun and inspirational book with a magical song that children will enjoy singing long after they hear the book. Unicorn Jazz has positive messages for children of all ages.
Rank #19: Reading With Your Kids - Science & Poetry
Our Dean of all things STEM and STEAM, Jennifer Swanson, is back for another STEM Tuesday edition of the podcast. Today we talk about the connection between science and poetry.