Episode 122: Interview with Amanda Siebert about Mama Sing My Song

In this episode we talk with Amanda Siebert about her new book Mama Sing My Song and here ministry that creates songs specific for each child. Our Guest: Amanda Siebert Amanda Seibert is the founder and “original mama” of Mama Sing My Song, a company that has created personalized songs and lullabies for thousands of …

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Celebrating National Dessert Day with Books and the Sweetness of God’s Word

Today is National Dessert Day. I didn’t realize we had a National Dessert Day, but I’m glad we do. After all, what is life without the occasional dessert? Sad, that’s what it is. Dessert is the exclamation point at the end of the meal. As we share desserts today and read some fun books, we …

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Episode 121: Interview with Davy Liu and Creating a Thirst for God’s Word

In this episode we talk with Davy Liu, former Disney animator, about his books, films and dreams for the future and his desire to create a thirst for God’s word in children’s lives. Our Guest: Davy Liu Growing up, Davy struggled with his academic studies in Taiwan. The idea that “you are nobody unless you become like the perfect …

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Episode 120: Helping Our Children Defeat Fear

In this week’s episode we look at some great ways to defeat fear and some great books to help along the way. 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 with …

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Episode 119: September Emphases – Craniofacial Awareness and Hispanic Heritage

In this episode we discuss two of the topics emphasized in the month of September and some great books that go along with them: Craniofacial Awareness and Hispanic Heritage. Plus we have a giveaway! Check it out, enter the giveaway, and find links below. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books …

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Episode 118: Back to School and Helping Our Children become Compassionate Classmates

In this episode of “Books that Spark,” we look at some back-to-school books that will help our children think about being compassionate and caring toward others, seeing needs and meeting them. Comment below to enter our September giveaway. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast for parents and …

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Episode 117: Discussion of A Wolf Story (A Book for Older Kids) and Our Book Club

In this episode we discuss a wonderful novel for older elementary through young adult ages. It is included in this month’s book club featured in our monthly newsletter. If you do not receive our newsletter, you can join our mailing list in the column to the right of this post. Book Discussed in This Episode: …

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Episode 116: Interview with Laura Alary and Discussion of Her New Book

In this episode we talk with Laura Alary about her new book that launches today: Here-The Dot We Call Home and her many other books. Our Guest: Laura Alary Laura Alary is a writer, educator, and storyteller. She has loved books since she was barely big enough to clamber up the steps of the book mobile that …

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Episode 115: Introducing the “Books that Spark” Book Club

In this episode of “Books that Spark,” we introduce our new Book Club! To be a part, you can sign up for our mailing list at terriehellardbrown.com. 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, …

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Episode 114: Interview with Glenys Nellist about Her Three New Books

In this episode we visit with Glenys Nellist who has three wonderful books launching in August and September. One is specifically for the start of school: Little Mole Goes to School. Our Guest: Glenys Nellist Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England. The author of multiple award-winning children’s books, …

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