September Newsletter

Welcome to the Reading With Your Kids Newsletter. In the last month, we’ve talked to a lot of fantastic authors, and we have even more coming up on the schedule. Read along to see what we’ve got coming up.


What’s Coming Up on Reading With Your Kids?


We have a lot of exciting authors coming up on the schedule, so here’s a sneak preview of what we have on the docket for the next few weeks.


Rae Hughart – TeachBetter – September 5

Denise Soler Cox – Filmmaker – September 15

Cynthia and Sanford Levinson – Fault Lines in the Constitution – September 17

Nicole Belcastro – The first episode of our four-part series “the Library is Not a Quiet Place”  – September 21


What you might have missed in August

Jessica Speer – Middle School–Safety Goggles Advised – August 2

Our 1500th episode – August 8

Mika Song – Pizza My Heart  – August 9

Author, filmmaker, and videogame writer Nic Yulo – August 12

Jennifer Swanson – Footprints Across the Planet – August 14

Speech and Language Therapist Steph Winkeler – August 19

Danica McKellar- Wonder Years, Making Doesn’t Suck – August 19

Sue Atkins- BBC parenting expert – August 21

Dr. Patty Michael – The Antidotes, Pollution Solution – August 27


Cooking With Your Kids

Are you looking for something to do as a family? We’re here to help. This month’s family activity is History Unboxed’s recipe for thlacos with ahuaca mulli. If you’re looking for a new recipe and you want to learn about history and culture, this is for you. If you enjoy this activity, be sure to check out their website for more.



The Aztecs introduced Spanish conquistadors to thlacos, known today as tacos. But the tortilla-wrapped meal has even older origins. Some historians think the Olmecs invented tacos! The Olmecs also ate avocados. Aztecs made an avocado sauce called “ahuaca-mulli.” We call it guacamole! Enjoy these tasty historically-inspired tacos as you remember the Olmecs. For more mouth-watering recipes from the ancient world, order our new cookbook: Ancient Eats: An Edible Exploration of the World. 


Turkey Filling


  • 1 pound turkey, ground or sliced into thin strips.  
  • 1 teaspoon allspice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil 


  1. Combine the meat and seasonings in a bowl, making sure they are completely mixed. 
  2. Heat about a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  3. When the oil is shimmering, add the meat. Cook until brown, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve warm on corn tortillas and top with ahuaca-mulli.

Ahuaca Mulli Guacamole


  • 3 large or 4 small avocados 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters 


  1. Carefully cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. To remove the pit, dig the edge of the blade of the knife into the pit and twist until it comes free. You can also push the pit from the outside with your thumbs. 
  2. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado out of the peel and into a bowl.
  3. Mash the avocados with a potato masher or large spoon.
  4. Stir in the salt, lime juice, and onion powder. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  5. Stir in the cherry tomatoes. 



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Author Highlight

This month, we’d like to highlight our friend, Amy Schwartz. We talked about her upcoming book as well as the fortieth-anniversary reissue of her book Bea and Mr. Jones. To read the full profile, go to

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