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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 36  |  Published July 05, 2011

Unusual Pets

Living with kids who are begging for a pet? Whet their appetite with these funny picture books about unusual pets in this podcast featuring author David Biedrzycki.


Episode 35  |  Published June 08, 2011

Summer Magic

Learn the limits of magic in Laurel Snyder's books.


Episode 34  |  Published May 06, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.


Episode 33  |  Published April 15, 2011

Summer Series

Need book ideas for the summer? Look no further! Emily features Nancy Krulik's Katie Kazoo Switcheroo and George Brown, Class Clown chapter-book series.


Episode 32  |  Published March 17, 2011

Chicken Adventures

Need some egg-citement in your life? Then, listen in to hear about some books featuring adventurous chickens!

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