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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

Podcast for Grades K – 5

Emily Manning chats with kids, parents, and teachers about the best in children's literature for ages 4 through 11. Discussions include reading tips and fun activities to do with children before, during, and after reading.



Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Emily Manning has a master's degree in reading education from the University of North Texas. She taught in the primary grades for several years before taking a reading intervention position that focused on working with struggling readers in grades 3rd-5th.

In 2006, Emily Manning began teaching reading education classes in an adjunct capacity at Texas Woman's University. And most recently, she has taken a position as an Instructional Specialist at Lee Elementary in Denton, Texas.

Emily is a member of the ReadWriteThink.org Advisory Board. She also belongs to several professional organizations including the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English.


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Episode 11  |  Published February 04, 2009

A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln

Emily presents three very different books about Lincoln and hosts a roundtable discussion with the authors of these books to delve deeper into Lincoln's remarkable life.


Episode 10  |  Published December 18, 2008

Alphabet Books for All Ages

Find alphabet books to inspire and educate the entire family in this Chatting About Books podcast episode.


Episode 9  |  Published November 25, 2008

Fractured Fairy Tales

Tired of the same old books? Try on these "fractured" tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.


Episode 8  |  Published November 05, 2008

Guys Read

Get the guy in your life excited about books with these great suggestions for boy readers.


Episode 7  |  Published October 02, 2008

All About Elections

This episode focuses on presidential elections.

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