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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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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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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’t a few […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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... Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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. And of course, we don’t just give you the why… we also share dozens and […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

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 […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:15:47

RAR #120: Focus on What Matters Most (psst, that’s your relationships with your kids)

1/15/2019
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I’m willing to bet you’re like me, and relationships with your kids matter more to you than just about anything else. But we’re all pulled in a million directions. We’re all short on time. You know what, though? I think it’s easier than we think to focus on what matters most. Today I am sharing […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:26:09

Read with us: Snowflake Bentley

1/8/2019
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Reading books together as a family is the best way to connect. We connect with each other, with the books we read, and with the big ideas we encounter there. In fact, there are four steps I like best when it comes to sharing books with our kids: Read aloud Share an experience around the […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:04:42

RAR #119: Delighting in Your Own Reading Life, with Anne Bogel

12/31/2018
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Would you like to read more in the new year? I don’t mean reading to your kids. I mean reading for you. Many of us want to read more, but we’re not sure how to make that happen. We feel like we can’t fit it in, or maybe we even feel guilty when we sit down […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:44:55

Announcing the 2019 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge

12/17/2018
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January is one of the most exciting months of the year here at RAR. Why? Because it’s time for our 31-Day Read-Aloud Challenge, our most popular event of all. Participants tell us that this simple challenge transforms their kids’ relationships with reading. I know. That sounds like an exaggeration. But…well…see for yourself! It’s kind of hard to […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:11:01

RAR #117: Christmas Novels to Read Aloud with the Whole Family

11/19/2018
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You’ve been asking for one, and this year, we made it for you: a booklist of Christmas novels to read aloud. If you’re looking for stories that will shape and form your Advent and Christmas season, you’re in exactly the right place. On this brand new podcast episode, I’m sharing my favorite Christmas novels (and […] Visit Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Duration:00:29:16