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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 55 – Interview with Writer Marci Seither

In this episode I interview author Marci Seither. We discuss parenting and schooling, grandparenting and passing on the legacy of faith, and some great books you’ll want to check out. Our Guest: Marci Seither Marci Seither’s writing career began after her humor article was published in the small-town newspaper. Since then she has authored several …

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Episode 53: Cooking and Creating Memories with Our Kids

In this episode we check out some cookbooks and picture books that are about cooking or include recipes. It’s a celebration of STEAM activities, cultures around the world, making memories, and preserving family histories.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark …

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Episode 52 – Experiencing Eric Carle Books with Our Kids

In this episode we celebrate the genius of Eric Carle’s books and illustrations. This week would have been his 92nd birthday. He passed away in May, but he has left a legacy of great children’s books for our children to love.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for …

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Episode 48: Helping Our Children Honor Our Fallen Heroes

In this episode we share some great books for helping our kids honor our fallen soldiers, learn more about America, and prepare for Independence Day. 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 47: Enjoying Margaret Wise Brown’s Books Together

May 23 is Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday. In this episode we look at some of the many great books she wrote that have entertained children for three generations. 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 …

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Episode 45-Celebrating Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Day with Great Books

In this episode we look at some great books about awesome teachers and some fun Mother’s Day books.  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 with our kids. This week, we have …

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Episode 44: Fun with Nursery Rhymes for Our Older and Younger Kids

In this episode we discuss the history and fun of nursery rhymes including ideas for older students too. 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 with our kids. This week we’re going …

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Episode 42: Building in Independent Learning for Busy Parents and Kids

In this episode we explore books and ideas to give busy parents a break, help our kids develop independent learning, and end the school year successfully. 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 …

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