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The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.

The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.
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The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast is the place to get the inspiration and resources you need to read aloud to your kids. Get motivated and encouraged to build your family culture around books! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and informative interviews to help parents, homeschoolers, and teachers make reading aloud a central part of family life. Reading aloud is more than just a literary education- it's a framework for family culture.

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Episodes

RAR #139: Kindness Over Curiosity: Favorite Books Featuring Differently Abled Characters

10/14/2019
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Is there a better way to teach empathy and compassion than through books? That's the question we address in this episode with special guest, Courtney Westlake. Courtney's daughter, Brenna, was born with a skin condition that makes her appear "different" to many people. On today's show, Courtney shares not just her family's experience, but also how we can teach our kids kindness and understanding when it comes to differences. What you'll hear: how to help kids grow in empathyhow books help us...

Duration:00:37:53

RAR #138: How to Choose Books for Your Kids

10/1/2019
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Your local library or bookshop (if you're lucky, both!) is likely filled with children's books. Many are simply marvelous—the kind of books you don't mind reading aloud over and over, and that you're delighted to hand to your kids. Others? Not so much. So how do we decide which books to read with our kids? How do we connect our kids with books they'll love... especially when we haven't read most of them? That's what today's episode is all about. On today's episode of the podcast... What is a...

Duration:00:35:24

RAR #137: Why Your Kids Love Graphic Novels (and which we like best!)

9/16/2019
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Graphic novels ... they sometimes make us a little nervous, right? As parents, we worry if they have any value... In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, I'm joined by the RAR Team, and we're talking all things graphic novels. Do they count as real reading? Will they make our kids lazy readers? And what about questionable content? What you'll hear in today's show ... what's happening in your child's brain when they read a graphic novel (aka what on earth is "multi-modal"...

Duration:00:41:35

RAR #136: If You Want Your Kids to Love Reading, Try This

9/2/2019
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I'm willing to bet that if you're reading this, you're hoping to raise kids who love reading. Think back for a second. Were the books you were assigned in school the same books you stayed up reading under the covers, late at night with a flashlight? When you were done writing the book report or the essay, did you eagerly start the book over, only to dive back into the utter delight of losing yourself in the story? Would you say those books became one of your childhood’s sweetest delights? Or...

Duration:00:30:25

RAR #135: What We’re Reading This Fall (and an invitation 💌)

8/19/2019
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Today, I've got a podcast episode and an invitation to RAR Premium for you. First: the podcast. In this newest episode, I"m sharing what we're reading this fall at Read-Aloud Revival. We've looked high and low and found what we think are three spectacular picture books and a novel (okay, a series) for you to share with your kids this fall. I'll tell you each of my selections and why I picked them. I can't wait for you to see these. 😍 In the episode, you'll also hear... why your newly minted...

Duration:00:31:14

RAR #134: Author Access with Sally Lloyd-Jones (author of The Jesus Storybook Bible)

8/5/2019
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In this very special episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, we're sharing an Author Access with the wonderful Sally Lloyd Jones. This was an event celebrating her book Goldfish on Vacation, which we read together as a community in RAR Premium. Sally even reads aloud to us in this one (twice!) Sally also shares ... beautiful tips for young writerswhich was the most challenging Bible story for her to writesomething that means even more to her as a writer than medals and awards To get the FREE...

Duration:01:06:50

RAR #133: Books Take You Places (and some favorite seaside titles)

7/22/2019
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Today we're heading to the coast of Maine... at least in our imagination. I'm chatting with Amanda Dykes, author of the adult fiction novel, Whose Waves These Are, in a summer episode that celebrates seaside tales. In this episode, Amanda and I chat about... how the books we read as children can impact us for lifethe unique way that books transport ushow books can serve as "functional souvenirs" (the best kind!) I also answer a listener question about organizing personal vs family books, and...

Duration:00:35:33

RAR #132: Books for Teens, and Why YA is a Genre (not a reading level)

7/8/2019
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If you've got teens (or kids who will be teens before you know it), this episode is for you. We're talking about books for teens, and why the YA/teen section of your library or bookstore is not a reading level. In this episode, you'll find out: what YA is and what it isn'ta few issues with YA/teen bookswhether it's essential for teens to read YA on the way to adulthood Of course, I'm also going to recommend some books... because that's what we do best around here! Click the "play" button...

Duration:00:32:53

RAR #131: Books About the Moon Landing

6/24/2019
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3, 2, 1 ... Blast off! 🚀🌒 If you're looking for picture books about the moon landing, you're in the right place! July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, and we've got the list of books to celebrate it! These books are for all ages and will help your family learn and celebrate together. In this episode I'm sharing ... how (and why) to share picture books with your older kidsa little about why back matter ... matters! a few of my favorite moon-themed books I also...

Duration:00:29:30

RAR #130: Reading Aloud as an Obstinate Act of Love, with Meghan Cox Gurdon

6/10/2019
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In our culture today, is reading aloud an 'obstinate act of love?' Meghan Cox Gurdon, this week's guest and author of The Enchanted Hour, believes so. Meghan is the Wall Street Journal's children's book reviewer and says her five kids were a built-in focus group. You'll hear us chat about ... the power of reading books again and againthe value of conversations around booksis reading aloud real reading? I also answer a listener question about how to continue reading aloud throughout the...

Duration:00:40:43

RAR #129: Jim Weiss: Storytime with Jim Weiss (and how to read aloud better!)

5/27/2019
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In this episode we welcome back Jim Weiss, master storyteller and a voice so many of us recognize. This is a fantastic episode to enjoy with your kids, because Jim tells us two stories during the show: Stone Soup and a tale of Sherlock Holmes, The Mazarin Stone. Gather everyone 'round and enjoy! You'll also hear ... Jim's two rules for telling our children stories (you'll love them)How to handle interruptions... and how to clarify what's happening in a story without "breaking character"Why...

Duration:00:48:12

RAR #128: Read with Us – The Secret Garden

5/6/2019
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Today I have a free gift for you. At Read-Aloud Revival Premium, we are reading The Secret Garden this summer, and we'd love for you to read along with us! Although our Family Book Club Guides are usually only for our Premium members, we really wanted to invite you along for this read-aloud summer. Grab the printable version of this FREE Family Book Club Guide by popping your email into the box below. Get your FREE Family Book Club Guide Where shall I send your FREE Family Book Club Guide...

Duration:00:28:39

RAR #127: More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy: Introverting (and Extroverting) as a Mom

4/23/2019
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Are you an introvert or an extrovert? On this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Jamie Martin from Simple Homeschool is here to chat about being an introverted mom. I'm an extrovert, so we're comparing what fills us up, what depletes us, and how we can find more calm, less guilt, and quiet joy in mothering-- which I think is what we all long for, no matter our personality type. Jamie Martin Of course, we also talk books! Some of our favorite authors were introverts (Lucy Maud...

Duration:00:41:38

RAR #126: Creating a Book Club Culture at Home (Part 2)

4/8/2019
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You want your kids to read because they *love* to, not just because they *have* to. Here's how to make that happen...

Duration:00:47:16

RAR #125: Master Class, Creating a Book Club Culture at Home (part 1)

3/25/2019
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In today's episode of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, I'm sharing a master class straight out of Read-Aloud Revival Premium about how to create a book club culture in your home. For most of us, the books we read for school growing up were not the same books we read under our covers with a flashlight past our bedtime. But we can do something better. We can invite our kids into a reading experience that will help them fall in love with books and become readers for life. Less like school, more...

Duration:00:37:29

RAR #124: Camille Andros on Being a Mom AND a Writer

3/11/2019
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Today I want to introduce you to the author of some of my new favorite picture books, Camille Andros. Camille is a writer, a traveler, a former EMT, and a mom of six. Yep, six. (So obviously, we're kindred spirits, since I have six, too.) 😉 In this episode, you'll hear: about her writing process and how she makes time to write how deceptively simple picture book writing appears, when it really isn't so simple at all a positively serendipitous story about her travels in Greece... I also...

Duration:00:32:04

RAR #123: A Family Story for Easter, with Special Guest: Arnold Ytreeide

2/25/2019
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Today, I am excited to introduce you to my favorite read-aloud for Lent and Easter. Amon's Adventure is a wonderful adventure story that will leave your kids begging for just one more chapter. Amon is a 13 year-old boy during the time of Christ's persecution, and in this fictional tale, his father has been accused of a terrible crime. It's up to Amon to navigate the tension in his local community and clear his father's name. If you want to breathe some life into your family's experience of...

Duration:00:39:28

RAR #122: Picture Book Biographies We Love

2/11/2019
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What's the best way to introduce your kids to the lives and ideas of those who've gone before? In this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, the RAR Team is talking about using picture book biographies with kids of all ages. RAR Team L to R: Kara Anderson, Sarah Mackenzie, Kortney Garrison And of course, we don't just give you the why... we also share dozens and dozens of excellent picture book biographies in this new booklist! What you'll hear in this episode... why picture books are...

Duration:00:30:16

RAR #121: Kate DiCamillo on Reading Aloud for Connection

1/28/2019
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I've got a new favorite episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. It's no wonder, because in this episode, I'm having a conversation with Kate DiCamillo on reading aloud for connection. There is so much packed into this conversation. You'll hear... what Kate really thinks when we ask our kids "what did the author mean?" how books help us jump into the Great Conversation ("unwittingly", as she says) that stories are smarter than their authors... and what that means for readers Listener Guide...

Duration:00:46:58

For Narnia and for Aslan! C.S. Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham

1/22/2019
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Today I've got a bonus episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast—a conversation with Douglas Gresham. Douglas is the stepson of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. In this episode, he shares... what C.S. Lewis was really trying to do with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe what he wishes more people knew about his stepfather Patti Callahan's new book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis- what he thinks and about its accuracy Douglas Gresham’s mother became friends with C. S. Lewis through...

Duration:00:15:47