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Worlds Awaiting

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Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Location:

Provo, UT

Description:

Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Language:

English


Episodes

Writing Process, Financial Literacy, and Popular Music

8/31/2019
Writing Process Behind every book there is a writer responsible for all the little details, world building and characterization that are loved by many. Every writer has their own unique process to complete such a feat. Rachel loves talking to authors about what their individual path and process is. So she's in the studio today with author Sharlee Glenn to talk about her writer’s journey. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past...

Duration:00:55:53

Historical Fiction, Telling Stories, and Language Impairments

8/24/2019
Non-Fiction versus Historical Fiction Children can benefit greatly from understanding history. Especially when they learn about the past cultural events that have shaped the world that they live in today. There are many different ways to learn about history. From history classes, non-fiction books like biographies, and even historical fiction. Today Rachel has on the phone Lauren Tarshis an author of historical fiction. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each...

Duration:00:53:17

Historical Fiction, Family Reading, and Physical Fitness

8/17/2019
Historical Fiction Learning about history can be a powerful tool for a child. Today Rachel has author Candace Fleming on the phone. In the past she’s written biographies, but recently she’s released two historical fiction books for children; “Eleanor Roosevelt’s is in my garage” and “Ben Franklin is in my bathroom”. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or...

Duration:00:56:22

Teen Reading, Historical Fiction, and STEM

8/10/2019
Teen Reading Being able to express ourselves with the written word is critical in this day and age. It is particularly important for our teens, who are learning and developing as writers. We are so excited to have Penny Kittle on the phone today. She is an author and a great advocate for helping our teens engage with writing. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of...

Duration:00:56:38

Creative Writing, Music Literacy, and Reading with DNS

8/3/2019
Creative Writing Making a work of fiction is an extremely creative process. Characters, scenes, plots, settings, all of them have to come from somewhere. Writers’ are constantly on the lookout for inspiration throughout all aspects of their lives. Today we have in the studio Heather Price, whose not only a librarian but also a writer. Storytime Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings...

Duration:00:56:38

Illustrator's Process, READ Dogs, Children's Theater

7/27/2019
Illustrator's Process The journey from an idea in an author’s head to a published book can be a long one. There are a lot of steps required, from simply writing a first draft to multiple revisions. And when it’s a picture book, artwork and character design is added into the mix on every single page. Every illustrator has their own unique process to creating their part of a picture book. Today Rachel has in the studio Bethanne Anderson, an illustrator and professor at BYU. She's here to share...

Duration:00:53:48

Virtual Reality, and a Writer's Process

7/20/2019
Virtual Reality (3:54) The way children learn inside the classroom is constantly evolving. We’ve gone from lectures on chalkboards to lessons blended together with online content. Where technology goes, our childrens’ educational experience follows. Today Rachel has on the phone, John Pickavance, a PhD researcher in cognitive science at the University of Leeds. Hogle Zoo (29:33) Recently, we had special visitors from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Rachel got to ask Suzanne Zgraggen and...

Duration:00:55:18

Planetarium, Space Center, and Summer Reading

7/13/2019
Planetarium & Space Center (3:53) Looking up at the sky on a clear night can be a magnificent experience. There are millions of unknown stars and planets that are just waiting to be explored. Many children are excited to make those discoveries, but may not have access to resources that help them learn deeply about space. Today we have James Porter from the Christa McAuliffe space center in the studio, whose on a mission to change that. Storytime (17:22) Libraries are known for their...

Duration:00:47:47

Music, YA Books, and Attention Deficit Disorder

7/6/2019
Musical Play (4:01) Children play all the time. Anything from an empty cardboard box to a bouncy ball can become a fascinating toy to a little child. It’s through this play that children develop skills and learn about the world around them. Today we have Brittany May in the studio, a professor here at BYU who specializes in music education. Storytime (17:10) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or...

Duration:00:57:26

Young Theater, Grimm Tales, and Decoding Words

6/29/2019
Young Theater (4:07) Going to the theater to see a live production can be a rich and fulfilling experience. There is so much thought and effort that goes into a single production, from sets, costumes, and acting. Today Rachel has in the studio Julia Ashworth, a theater education professor at BYU who specializes in theater for young audiences. Storytime (14:55) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews...

Duration:00:56:19