“Scholastic Reads,” a new podcast about children’s books and the joy and power of reading launched Monday with a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter series as told by Cheryl Klein, the continuity editor for the 6th and 7th books in the series.
This new, biweekly podcast from Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL), a publisher and distributor of children’s books, will feature in-depth interviews with bestselling children’s book authors and illustrators, editors and experts.
They will provide their insights about writing, publishing and trends in children’s books – as well as their personal book recommendations in “ask an editor” episodes. Suzanne McCabe, Scholastic Editor-at-Large, hosts “Scholastic Reads.”
Upcoming “Scholastic Reads” episodes include:
Podcast Episode #1: The Magic of Harry Potter: What sets the Harry Potter series apart from other popular children’s series? How did it become the most recognizable in all of children’s literature? Cheryl Klein talks about her work as continuity editor on the series and shares harrowing stories about keeping the final manuscripts secret. Literacy expert Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld, weighs in on how Hogwarts and the lessons Harry Potter teaches us can be valuable for educators.
Podcast Episode #2: Kids’ Books Holiday Hotline: Giving the gift of reading can be difficult, especially when you have a reluctant reader on your holiday shopping list. Children’s literature experts David Allender and Preeti Chhibber of Scholastic Reading Club answer parents’ trickiest book-buying questions.
Podcast Episode #3: Every Child a Super Reader: Literacy experts Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld, and Dr. Ernest Morrell, Columbia University Professor and former NCTE President, talk about their new book, Every Child a Super Reader, and how parents and teachers can develop students’ seven key strengths to transform them into “super readers.”
Podcast Episode #4: Book Trends of 2016: What are the big trends in children’s books for 2016? Children’s literature experts David Allender and Preeti Chhibber of Scholastic Reading Club share their projections for the New Year.
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