Kid Lit

Episode 147: Natalee Creech Interview and the Importance of Subtitles

This week we talk with author Natalee Creech about her books “When Day Is Done,” “Something,” “Nothing,” and the possibility of “Everything” — and the importance of subtitles. đź™‚ Our Guest: Natalee Creech Natalee Creech is a children’s author who is equally at home in Canada, (where she grew up) in the U.S., (where she studied education) …

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Episode 146: Kristin Wynalda Interview and Navigating the Public Library with Our Children

This week we visit with Kristin Wynalda who has an amazing website/blog sharing all kinds of tips about books for our kids and families called “Big Books, Little Ears.” She shares great information with us about navigating the public library and finding out about books for our kids. Our Guest: Kristin Wynalda Kristin Wynalda likes …

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Episode 145: Celebrating and Encouraging Mothers

This week we want to bless moms with some book suggestions. We also want to hear your suggestions for fun, funny books for moms to read. What would you suggest? Comment below. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that help us …

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Episode 144: Mindy Baker Interview and “Planting Seeds of Truth in Little Hearts”

In this episode we visit with author Mindy Baker. She offers many resources for families, has a mini magazine available, and enjoys doing school visits to talk about her beautiful picture book. For show notes and links, go to terriehellardbrown.com  Our Guest: Mindy Baker Mindy Baker, author of Mouse’s Christmas Gift, Zonderkidz 2018, resides in …

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Episode 143: Interview with Mr. Mark and Great Resources for Families and Children’s Ministries

In this episode, we talk with Mr. Mark Jones who has a fun picture book and several resource books and other resources for families, children’s ministries, and home schoolers.  Our Guest: Mr. Mark Jones Mr. Mark serves as the Children’s Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma Citywhere he loves and teaches preschoolers, children, …

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Episode 142: Celebrating Poetry Month with Our Children

In this episode we discuss the benefits of reading poetry and discussing it with our children. We can use it across the curriculum to teach topics and practice skills. Plus, writing poetry allows our children to be creative and enjoy breaking some of the rules of grammar just for fun.  Books Discussed in This Episode: …

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Episode 141: Rebecca J. Gomez Interview and “Read, Discuss, Do!”

In this episode, we talk with Rebecca Gomez about her fun picture books and her “Read, Discuss, Do!” plans on her website. These are excellent tools to use with your children as you read books together. Our Guest: Rebecca J. Gomez Rebecca J. Gomez enjoys writing stories as much as she enjoys reading them. When …

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Episode 139: Celebrating Easter with Books from Our Friends

In this episode we look at some great Easter books written by our friends who have been on our show in the past. We share books for our youngest little ones to our older elementary readers. All of them are filled with the greatest story of all: Jesus’ story of His death and resurrection and …

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Episode 138: Sara Chinakwe Interview and Celebrating Our Heritage

In this episode of, we talk with writer/teacher Sara Chinakwe about her new book You Come from Greatness and about building a heritage through the stories we tell our children.  Our Guest: Sara Chinakwe Sara Chinakwe wife, mother, teacher, and children’s ministry leader. She encourages women and children to pursue God’s purpose and embrace their God-given identity. …

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Episode 137: Celebrating Irish-American Heritage and Women’s History Month

In this episode we look at some books celebrating Irish Heritage and many books with great women heroines. We share some silly books, some serious books, and several books with clever critical-thinking heroes who find creative ways to solve problems. Books Discussed in this Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast …

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