Episode 63: Back to School-Focus on History and Social Studies

In this continuation of our Back-to-School series, we look at several great books and resources for helping our children love geography, history, and social studies.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: 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 62: Interview with Author Annette Whipple

In this episode Annette Whipple, author of Whooo Knew! The Truth About Owls and other great non-fiction books, shares with us. Our Guest: Annette Whipple Children’s author Annette Whipple writes informational books to inspire curiosity and wonder in children. She’s the author of ten published books including The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide (Chicago Review Press), Whooo Knew? The …

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Episode 61: Helping Our Kids Go Back to School – Focus on Science

This is second in a series “Books that Spark” is doing on Back to School, emphasizing great books for each subject area in school. In this episode we look at some great picture books and devotional books about science.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating …

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Episode 60: Helping Our Kids Go Back to School-Focus: Math

This is first in a series “Books that Spark” is doing on Back to School emphasizing great books for each subject area in school. In this episode we look at picture books and resources that promote math skills and encourage children to enjoy math. Included in the show notes are helpful links for parents as …

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Episode 59 – August Authors and Building a Legacy

In this episode we discuss some writers whose birthdays are in August. Then we discuss building a legacy for our children. Please Note: We had some pretty terrible sound issues on this episode. I almost didn’t post it because of that, but I want you to have the links and resources shared in the episode. …

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Episode 58 – Interview with Danielle Hitchen, Author of Baby Believer Series

In this episode I talk with Danielle Hitchen, author of the Baby Believer series of board books and founder of Catechesis Books. We discuss starting discipling our children from the time they are babies.  Our Guest: Danielle Hitchen Danielle Hitchen founded Catechesis Books in 2016 in order to build out a collection of biblical and …

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Episode 57-Celebrating Beatrix Potter and Our Natural World

In this episode we discuss the interesting life of Beatrix Potter and her wonderful children’s books. We also discuss picture books about the earth, conservation, and nature, and a book for Christian parents about environmentalism. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that …

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Episode 56 – E. B. White and Lessons on Friendship

In this episode we discuss the great books that E. B. White wrote and the theme of friendship. We also discuss some wonderful picture books about friendship. And we finish with talking about Jesus who calls us His friends.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and …

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