Episode 110: Enjoying the Fun of Wordless Books with Our Children

In this episode we explore the world of wordless picture books. It is a fun genre that allows our children to practice telling stories and helps them explore visual details in the illustrations. Books Discussed in This Episode Transcript with Links Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that …

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Episode 109: Interview with Elizabeth Urbanowicz and Helping Our Kids Think Critically, Part 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with Elizabeth Urbanowicz, founder and CEO of Foundation Worldview about helping our children learn to think critically while building a Christian world view. She gives us some great pointers on talking with our children about important questions leading to critical thinking and effective reasoning even with our youngest little …

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Episode 108: Interview with Elizabeth Urbanowicz and Helping Kids Think Critically, Part 1

In this episode we talk with Elizabeth Urbanowicz, founder and CEO of Foundation Worldview. She’s an educator and apologist who has written curriculum to help children grow in their critical thinking skills and in creating a Biblical worldview. This Week’s Guest: Elizabeth Urbanowicz Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about equipping kids to …

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Episode 107: Interview with Kathleen Long Bostrom about the Newbery Medal

This episode begins our 3rd year of “Books that Spark”! In this episode we chat again with author Kathleen Long Bostrom, this time about the prestigious Newbery Medal awarded each year to a children’s author. Our Guest: Kathleen Long Bostrom Kathleen Long Bostrom, a Presbyterian minister who now writes fulltime, followed her dreams and created …

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Episode 106: Budget-Friendly Ideas for Buying Books and Blessing Authors

In this episode we look at ways to conserve money while still blessing authors in their work and our children with great books. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading to teachable moments …

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Episode 105 – Interview with Meredith Lesney and Encouraging our Children to Work Toward Their Dreams

In this episode we talk with Meredith Lesney about her book on adoption and family called Spaghetti and Meatball and about encouraging children to work toward their dreams.  Our Guest: Meredith Lesney Meredith Lesney was born in Seoul, South Korea and at four months of age, she was adopted into a family in the United …

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Episode 104: Interview with Sara Barratt and Calling this Generation to Glorify Christ

In this episode we chat with Sara Barratt who has written two great books for teens and young adults calling them to glorify God with their lives. Our Guest: Sara Barratt Sara Barratt is an author, speaker, avid reader, chocolate lover, and editor-in-chief for TheRebelution.com, a growing online platform that reaches more than half a million …

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Episode 103: Interview with Kathleen Long Bostrom and Helping Our Children Navigate Their Faith

In this episode, we visit with author Kathleen Long Bostrom about her books for kids and parents. Check out our giveaway! We’ll give away two of Kathleen’s books. Enter by commenting on this blog post or by commenting in the private Facebook Discussion Group.  Our Guest: Kathleen Long Bostrom Kathleen Long Bostrom, a Presbyterian minister …

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Episode 102: Interview with Margaux Krause and Shepherding Our Children

In this episode we visit with Margaux Krause about her debut devotional book for moms which launches today and her blog for helping moms navigate shepherding their children.  Our Guest: Margaux Krause Margaux Krause is author of the blog “A Momma and Her Flock” and member of the national organization Inspire Christian Writers. She enjoys being …

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Episode 101: Interview with C S Fritz and Stories of Redemption

In this episode we interview C S Fritz about his intriguing books for upper elementary and middle school children. We also talk about his horror novel (which is being made into a movie!) and stories of redemption.   Our Guest: Casey (C.S.) Fritz As a young child, Casey’s family moved to Arizona. It was there beneath …

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