Podcast Transcripts

Episode 91: Interview with Amy O’Quinn and Learning from the Lives of Others

In this episode we visit with Amy O’ Quinn who mostly writes middle school biographies of very interesting people. She has a new book launching this month about the fascinating life of Beatrix Potter. Our Guest: Amy O’Quinn Amy M. O’Quinn is the author of Marie Curie for Kids, Nikola Tesla for Kids, and Becoming Beatrix: The Life …

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Episode 90 – Interview With Deb Gruelle and Helping Children Find Wonder and Security through Reading

In this episode we visit with author Deb Gruelle about her newest book launching this month. We also talk about the wonder and joy of reading and taking time with our kids as well as the security and bond built while reading books together.  Our Guest: Deb Gruelle Deb Gruelle is a best-selling and award-winning …

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Episode 89: Interview with Author/Illustrator Dawn Stephens and Understanding Bearing Fruit

In this episode we talk with author/illustrator Dawn Stephens about her books, curriculum, and helping our children understand bearing fruit in their Christian lives. Our Guest: Dawn Stephens Dawn Stephens is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator. She’s spent many years as a mom, teacher, and school principal. During that time, she created stories about …

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Episode 88: Making Easter Meaningful for Our Families

In this episode we look at tools for observing Lent and preparing for a meaningful Easter with our families. Check out the ideas and free downloads. 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 …

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Episode 87: Interview with Josie Siler and Helping Children Understand They Are Created with Purpose

In this episode we talk with Josie Siler about her new book launching next week: Howie’s Broken Hee-Haw. We also talk about how each one of us is created with a purpose in God’s plan. Our Guest: Josie Siler Passionate about helping people find joy for their journey, Josie Siler, a small-town Wisconsin girl, has …

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Episode 86-Helping our Children Love Others and Understand Love

In this episode we go through 1 Corinthians 13 and share picture books that talk about love. We share some amazing books for Valentine’s Day! 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 discussions, leading to …

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Episode 85: Crystal Bowman Interview and Building the Habit of Reading God’s Word

In this episode we have a great interview with Crystal Bowman, author of over 100 children’s books. We discuss the importance of starting Bible reading with preschoolers and creating bedtimes that are peaceful and restful.  Our Guest: Crystal Bowman Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and families. …

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Episode 84: (Bonus Episode) Learning About the Lunar New Year

In this bonus episode we look at some great books for learning about the Lunar New Year and its traditions and celebrations. 新年快樂! 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 …

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Episode 83: Helping Our Children Understand Grace and Mercy

In this episode we look at some wonderful books and other resources for helping children understand grace and mercy and our need for it.  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 …

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Episode 82: Interview with Nancy I. Sanders and Helping Our Kids Love Reading the Bible

In this episode I interview best-selling author of over 100 books, Nancy I. Sanders. We discuss her wonderful books and how to help our children fall in love with reading the Bible.  Our Guest: Nancy I. Sanders Nancy I. Sanders is the bestselling and award-winning children’s author of more than 100 books including the gold-medal …

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