Parenting

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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Episode 100: Why We Love Books that Spark Conversations and a 100-Book Giveaway!

In this episode we celebrate our 100th Episode by looking at books that also celebrate 100s and by announcing a 100-book giveaway. We also talk about why this podcast started and what is at the heart of it all–books that spark important conversations with our kids. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome …

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Episode 99: Interview with Jean Matthew Hall and the Encouraging Picture Book Experience

In this episode we talk with Jean Matthew Hall about picture books, writing, and helping other authors.  Our Guest: Jean Matthew Hall Jean lives in LaGrange, Kentucky. Her first picture book God’s Blessings of Fall was released by Little Lamb Books in September 2019. Her second picture book is set to release in 2022. When not enjoying …

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Episode 98: Interview with Cassie Rajewich and Teaching our Children about Money

In this episode we talk with Cassie Rajewich about money matters and how to help our children learn about money. Cassie shares three practical tips to help us start today.  Our Guest: Cassie Rajewich Cassie is a Certified Money Coach supporting mompreneurs to live with less financial overwhelm, and make friends with their finances so …

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Episode 97: Celebrating Children’s Book Week and Introducing Small Kids, Small Talk

In this episode we discuss Children’s Book Week and a little history of children’s books. Then we announce Small Kids, Small Talk – a month of daily texts to keep talking about important things even in the crazy, busy-ness of May. Sign up here: https://link.terriehellardbrown.com/text. Books Discussed in this Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to …

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Episode 96 – Interview with Sandra V. Feder and Giving Children the Words They Need

In this episode we talk with author Sandra V. Feder about her wonderful books that help give children the words to talk about their feelings and ideas for resolving painful feelings in their lives through her fun, compelling stories. Our Guest: Sandra V. Feder SANDRA V. FEDER is the author of two picture books and three …

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Episode 95: Celebrating Poetry Month through Holy Week

In this episode we celebrate Holy Week by writing poetry. Eight different types of poems are discussed and different poetic devices. This is a great way to celebrate Poetry Month, Holy Week, and to create a memory for your family as well! Book Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” …

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Episode 94: Christ-Centered Easter Books Our Children Will Love

In this episode we look at some Christ-centered Easter books for kids of all ages. Three are new this year and come from three authors we’ve interviewed on “Books that Spark” before: Josie Siler, Laura Sassi, and Glenys Nellist.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for …

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