Lost Envelopes and Surfing Lessons: Celebrating Cultural Traditions and Intergenerational Bonds
Reading With Your Kids Podcast
by Jedlie
7h ago
This episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast featured two authors celebrating new books. The first guest was Yobe Qiu, who discussed her debut chapter book called The Missing Red Envelopes. She explained the cultural significance of red envelopes in Asian traditions and told the story of two sisters collecting envelopes for Lunar New Year. The book follows what happens when one of the sisters loses the bag containing all the envelopes. The second guest was Connor Derelioglu who discussed his middle grade novel Kili and Nakoa. The story follows a boy named Kili who goes surfing one day an ..read more
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Tales & Tips From The Indie Publishing High Seas
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by Jedlie
2d ago
This episode of #ReadingWithYourKids featured two guests discussing self-publishing children's books. Jay Miletsky shared his experience successfully self-publishing over 600,000 copies of his books. He emphasized treating book publishing like a business by understanding costs, profit margins, and marketing strategies.  The second guest, Larry Daley, introduced his debut picture book "Float." The story follows a girl who causes chaos in an aquarium. Daley said the book explores learning to stay calm during unexpected events. Rather than pursuing traditional publishing, Daley chose to crow ..read more
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Nature Is So Cool!
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by Jedlie
2d ago
Jessica Stremer is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate two new children's books - Lights Out about the light pollution movement to help migrating birds, and The Great Barrier Reef about the USS Risky aircraft carrier that was intentionally sunk to become an artificial reef. She explains how lights distract and endanger birds during migration and how organizations like Audubon work together for conservation. Jed is amazed at bird navigation abilities and enjoys learning with his kids. They discuss challenges of writing accessible nonfiction and using pictures to introduce complex ..read more
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Giving Voice To Lonely Vegetables, & Kids
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by Jedlie
2d ago
Jessa McLean is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new children's book series called "The Lonely Series." She discusses her first book, "The Lonely Side of the Christmas Tree," which tells the story of the side of the Christmas tree that faces the wall and doesn't get decorated from its perspective. She aims to use these books to help children who feel lonely by relating them to the characters. Jessa McLean and the host discuss the issue of loneliness among children and the importance of inclusion. They also talk about the benefits of virtual schools like flexibility and wor ..read more
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How You Become You
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by Jedlie
6d ago
O'Brien McMahon is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate his new picture book "How You Become You." He discusses how the book aims to provide guidance for both children and parents on figuring out who you are and what you love. It presents a framework of trying new things, reflecting on your experiences, and finding ways to pursue your interests and live according to your beliefs. While entertaining kids with imaginative illustrations, O'Brien hopes the book also resonates with adults. He encourages making reading a collaborative family experience and having meaningful conversation ..read more
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Helping Kids Find Their Hidden Talents
Reading With Your Kids Podcast
by Jedlie
1w ago
Jessica Gold and Brian Werts are on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate Jessica's children's book "The Winner at Being Me." Jessica discusses how the book explores children finding their hidden talents. Brian shares how he brought the characters to life through illustration. Jed reflects on challenges raising two different children and their interests. The guests discuss the importance of finding hobbies to build confidence and self-esteem in kids. Brian emphasizes practicing art daily. Jessica shares her next project with Brian about connecting generations through stickball and tec ..read more
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Turning Anxiety Into Pixie Tales
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by Jedlie
1w ago
Erica Richmond is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate the release of her debut children's book, Pixie and the Bees. She discusses how the story came from her own experience with anxiety, which she describes as feeling like buzzing bees inside her body. Erica shares strategies she uses to manage anxiety, such as exercise, breathwork, and mindfulness. Jed Doherty and Erica discuss the importance of teaching children these self-care strategies proactively.  Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com  ..read more
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The Truth About Middle School Friendships No One Will Talk About
Reading With Your Kids Podcast
by Jedlie
1w ago
Barbara Dee is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new middle grade novel Unstuck. She discusses how the novel explores the challenges a 7th grader named Lila faces with family turmoil as her older sister resists college and the loss of her best friend. Barbara emphasizes using humor to make serious topics more palatable for middle grade readers. She reflects on how her own children's experiences with changing friendships influenced the story. Both Barbara and host Jed Doherty agree that reading books together allows parents and children opportunities for important conversati ..read more
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The Presidents Decoded!
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by Jedlie
1w ago
Katie Kennedy is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her books "US Presidents Decoded" and "US Constitution Decoded". She discusses how the books use primary sources like letters and documents to help readers understand American history. Kennedy explains key concepts like primary, secondary, and tertiary sources to the host. They discuss the founding fathers and Constitution, with Kennedy arguing against replacing the document. Kennedy encourages learning local history and one's family roots. She shares interesting facts about presidents like Ulysses S. Grant's love of horses. Th ..read more
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Bee Coming Strong
Reading With Your Kids Podcast
by Jedlie
2w ago
Anandamayi Baker is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her award winning #ChildrensBook Bee Coming Strong. The book tells the story of a tiny little bee and her journey of overcoming bullying and low self-esteem with the help of her queen bee. Baker was inspired to write the book after observing how disconnected children have become from nature, and the anxiety many experienced during the pandemic. Jedlie and Baker discussed the importance of connecting children to nature to help reduce anxiety. They emphasized slowing down and paying attention to small things in nature. Ba ..read more
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