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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 41  |  Published December 05, 2011

Finding Family

The holiday season is here, which usually means spending time with family. Listen in as Emily discusses some heartwarming books about families.


Episode 40  |  Published November 01, 2011

Honoring Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Emily shares a collection of books that show different perspectives of the Vietnam War.


Episode 39  |  Published October 01, 2011

39 Clues Series

Emily discusses the action-packed 39 Clues series and talks to two authors of the series.


Episode 38  |  Published September 01, 2011

Math + Reading = Fun!

Emily shares picture books that will have young mathematicians measuring, estimating, and figuring fractions all while reading!


Episode 37  |  Published August 01, 2011

Confessions of a Former Bully

Hear about books by children's advocate and author Trudy Ludwig that will help your child handle bullying and difficult friendships.

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