The Beginning of Your Life Book Club is a blog and podcast celebrating the transformative power of children’s literature and the magic of picture books.
The End of the Beginning
Series Finale! The end of one thing + the beginning of another. Celebrating the last 100 years + looking to the future. Letting go + going on. And … there’s nothing else like a picture book.
Mommy, Please Don't Go To Work
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur Book Festival
Every Child a Reader
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The Power of Perspective
Artists, authors, autism and an episode where I take a closer look a different view.
GUESTS: Felicia Bryan and Eliyanna Kaiser
References and Further Reading:
Bank Street College of Education
The Enduring Appeal of Where the Wild Things Are
There’s a Mystery There
The Surprising Ingenuity Behind “Goodnight Moon”
What Writers Can Learn from Goodnight Moon
Line Up the Books
Your Personal Penguin
Drag Queen Story Hour
Next Stop: Magic
One of my guiding questions about the magic of books is - well, it’s kind of weird. Follow along to see where it takes us.
Diarra "Crckt" Leggett
What Kinds of Books Excite a School Librarian
The Children’s Book Podcast
Boomerang Brings Back the Book Bus
Making A Difference Through Children’s Outreach
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It’s back to the beginning of life as we think about first books, family identity, & the all important read-aloud.
Winford & Judy Akins
and of course Julia and Clara
Reach Out & Read KC
TED Talk w/ Alvin Irby
Teach a Child to Read With Children’s Books
The Read-Aloud Handbook
The Read-Aloud Family
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The Mighty Page Turn
"You'll know it's time to turn the page when you hear this sound." But wait. It's so much more than a page turn.
Dr. Debbie Reese
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Mirrors and Windows
But wait. What if you are surrounded by so many mirrors that you can’t imagine anything beyond your own world? What if you have so many windows you never see yourself?
Dr. Debbie Reese
Diversity in Children’s Literature
American Indians in Children’s Lit
We Need Diverse Books
Books to Avoid - Knots on a Counting Rope
How to Read a Racist Book to Your Kid
A Single Story
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A New Favorite in our Home!
This podcast is so endearing and has become a new favorite in our home! The topics in each episode make my bookish heart so happy and even has my oldest daughter asking to listen to more. Thank you Emily for spreading the love of picture books and making the podcast world more beautiful! ❤️
Family and Books -- Two of My Favorite Things!
My son and I share a sentimental connection to books and reading. For me, this podcast is all about how we find meaning and connection with others through books. I've learned so much and really enjoyed each episode. I also appreciate that different vantage points are considered and explored. The host includes commentary from her children, as well as guests that have cultural experiences that differ from her own. Really looking forward to more episodes and *crosses fingers* many more seasons to come :)
What an awesome topic to explore! Children’s literature has the potential to sew the seeds of imagination and creativity - it can spark a lifelong love affair with books and with learning. We often forget how essential this relationship is and how it can impact a child’s curiosity - could anything be more important than curiosity? Thank you for shining the light on such a magical topic!