Reading With Your Kids – Making STEM Exploration FUN!

Lisa and Mark Burginger on Qubits- an easy to assemble, a snap-together toy that teaches about modular design and geometric shapes!

Lisa and Mark Burginger

Hey RWYK Family!

We’re all about reading with our kids, we are also all about playing with our kids, especially when that play can inspire our kids to explore STEM fields. Lisa and Mark Burginger are on the show today to introduce us to their innovative construction toy Qubits. We learn about their inspiration to start Qubits. We also talk about their appearance on Shark Tank.

In our exciting interview, Lisa and Mark talk about their mission to bring a whole new way of building to the toy industry. Tune in to find out more about the development, marketing, and future of their company!

 

Learn more about Qubits® Construction Toy

Qubits® - an easy to assemble, snap together toy that teaches about modular design and geometric shapes.Qubits® is a dynamic new entry into the multi-million dollar construction-toy industry. It is gaining popularity with school teachers, retailers and — of course — children all across the world. A simple plastic toy that can be built up using a unique patented modular geometry, it quickly captures the imagination of children who might have visions of becoming architects, engineers, scientists or even nanotech designers.

Qubits Company Information

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Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Lisa Burginger tells us what’s Qubits Toy is all about?  (2:25)
  • Mark is an architect registered in the State of California. He talks about his inspiration and idea to create Qubits? (5:00)
  • What kind of STEM skills can kids learn from playing with Qubits? (9:45)
  • Tell us about your experience of making an appearance on ABC Shark Tank on Feb. 6th, 2010. (16:19)
  • It’s exciting to learn that you are still discovering new shapes with Qubits, bringing Qubits around to schools so what is the most fun thing that kids have thought you about Qubits? (18:48)
  • We welcome the author of a fantastic book, 100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers, Andrea Scalzo Yi (25:07)
  • Andrea shares some activities that we can do with our kids at home (26:30)

 

A big Thank you to Lisa and Mark Burginger for doing this Interview! We’re so cheerful to talk about their AMAZING toy to all our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of their products in the future!

 

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Have a great Tuesday listeners!

Bruce Wayne Is Insane: Meeting Ninja Kitty by Arlene Gillo

Meet Arlene Gillo,  author of New Children’s Book “Bruce Wayne Is Insane: Meeting Ninja Kitty”

Happy Sunday people!

Author Arlene Gillo has released the first book in her new children’s book series, “Bruce Wayne Is Insane: Meeting Ninja Kitty” and she is joining us on the Reading with Your Kids podcast to celebrate!

Bruce Wayne Is Insane follows the friendship between a young pit bull named Bruce Wayne and a charismatic cat named Ninja Kitty. While enjoying the outdoors in his new neighborhood, Bruce Wayne is startled by the appearance of a cat in his backyard. The focus of this story is to educate young readers on the importance of friendship, embracing differences, and having the courage to try new things.

 

 

More about the author

Arlene GilloArlene Gillo lives in Southern California with her two dogs. She’s a practicing acupuncturist working on people and animals. She has a passion for dogs and writing stories.

Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter!

The author’s website is available here: https://www.arlenegilloauthor.com.

 

 

Bruce Wayne Is Insane

Bruce Wayne Is Insane, Meeting Ninja Kitty” By Arleen GilloBruce Wayne had one vigilant eye on the birds while the other was shut. He was settled on the bench next to his mom as they both basked in the sunshine. It was a comfortable summer day slowly transitioning into the early evening.

Everything was secured so Bruce Wayne decided to lay down in the middle of the backyard to have a better view of it.

Something moved to his left that made him bolt up and run to whatever it was that caught his eye. It was a cat!

In this children’s fiction, find out what exciting adventure awaits these two!

 

Available at the Balboa Press Online BookstoreAmazon and Barnes & Noble

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Tell us all about your first children’s book. Give us the thumbnail of the story of Bruce Wayne Is Insane: Meeting Ninja Kitty (02:30)
  • Pitbull dogs have a reputation for being an aggressive dog. How did you choose one to be the main character of your book? (03:55)
  • Most pit bulls are NOT aggressive to humans – it is not a normal trait of the breed. Arlene discusses some of the misconceptions people have about Pit Bulls (05:30)
  • What inspired you to write this book? (10:35)
  • How did you get into acupuncture? And how did you eventually get into practicing it on animals? (14:00)
  • What kind of conversations families can have after reading your book?

 

A big thank you to Arlene Gillo for joining us and for sharing her wonderful insights with us!

 

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Hope you have an amazing day!

Randall and Randall & Porcupette and Moppett by Nadine Poper

RWYK Interview with KidLit Author, Nadine Poper – Porcupette and Moppett & Randall and Randall

 

Hey everyone,

Our favorite school librarian Nadine Poper returns to the #RWYK #Podcast. Nadine is here to celebrate her new #Kidlit. We also discuss the importance of supporting school libraries.

Nadine Poper is one of our past guests and author of two funny children’s picture books featuring Dachshund dogs: Dachshunds in Moccasins and Weenies in Bikinis. She is here to talk about her latest picture books Porcupette and Moppett & Randall and Randall!

Take a listen, and you’ll be glad you did!

 

 

More About Nadine Poper

RWYK Interview with KidLit Author, Nadine Poper - Porcupette and Moppett & Randall and RandallNadine is also an elementary librarian for an urban PA school district. She has been an elementary school teacher for 16 years in reading before changing gears to become a librarian. She is also a foster home for Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue and often donates portions of her sales to the rescue. Surrounding herself all day with books and children to share them with is the best way to spend time for Nadine!

 

If You’d Like To Find Out More About Nadine And Her Books Visit

Click here to visit Nadine’s Web Page

Click here to check her Amazon page

 

Connect with Nadine on Social Media:

Twitter: @NadinePoper

Facebook: @NadineBooks

 

About the Books:

Porcupette and Moppet

Porcupette and MoppetPorcupette loves to spend days alone in quiet forest reading. But when Moppet, a bumbling predator, comes along with his silly antics and non-stop rambling, Porcupette’s sanctuary is turned topsy-turvy. When Moppet finally makes his move, they both get a big surprise that suggests Moppet should read more, and Porcupette should listen more carefully.

 

 

 

 

Randall and Randall

Randall and RandallRandall, the pistol shrimp, is a master at the excavation. Randall, the goby fish, is his skittish, yet happy-go-lucky watchman. The problem is that both have quirks that drive each other bananas until one day their relationship is driven to the breaking point. This very funny informational-fiction story about one of the sea’s naturally-existent odd couples illustrates how certain species depend upon their symbiotic relationship for survival. It also shows children how two very different beings can embrace each other’s peculiarities and become best of friends.

 

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • The power of a good strong school library program for kids. (03:30)
  • Let’s talk about your wonderful new KidLit, Randall & Randall. How did you choose that title? (07:00)
  • Please give us a little thumbnail description of Porcupette and Moppett (12:30)
  • Where did you get your story ideas for Randall & Randall and Porcupette and Moppet?
  • What kind of conversation families can have after reading her brand NEW books?

 

 

A big thank you to Nadine Poper for joining us and sharing her books with us!

 

If you haven’t already done so, listen to this episode & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. We would LOVE if you could leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!

Places We Have Never Been by Lauren Ranalli

Children’s book author Lauren Ranalli on her new book that sparks adventure –  “Places We Have Never Been”

Hey there!

We have a very exciting episode for you!

When you arrive in a place you have never been, how do they say “hello”? How do they say “friend”? These are you a few of the questions we explore in Lauren Ranalli’s new children’s book, “Places We Have Never Been”. Tune in to find out how Lauren’s latest book encourages exploration, imagination in young readers!

What questions can you ask yourself to learn about new places? –  Listen and hear what Lauren Ranalli thinks – you might be surprised!

 

More about the author

Lauren RanalliRanalli is a self-published author in the Ann Arbor area and marketing coach for self-publishing authors. Her other children’s book, “The Great Latke Cook-off,” focuses around a Hanukkah tradition and recipes.  She offers resources to aspiring writers as well as children’s coloring and activity pages on her website.

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Can you give us a little thumbnail description of your book, Places We Have Never Been(02:00)
  • The importance of finding out how you say hello in different countries. (03:20)
  • Finding ways to demonstrate respect to different cultures.
  • What inspired you to write Places We Have Never Been? (06:00)
  • It’s interesting that you had a desire to find out a Hannukah book for your son. Please talk about the importance of creating a family library. (11:32)
  • “Books should be windows & Mirrors”. (14:30)
  • Tell us some of your favorite books that you would suggest that parents add to their family library. (22:20)

 

Book Recommendations for creating an International Bookshelf: (created by Laren Renalli & Natalie d’Aubermont Thompson)

Children’s literature provides a wonderful forum for processing emotions as well as the world around us. When buying, borrowing, or gifting books, consider how your selections can help address topics you face as a family or broaden your family’s exposure to different communities, cultures, or experiences.

Creating an Intentional Bookshelf: Children ' s Books to Spark Family Discussions

Creating an Intentional Bookshelf

Creating an Intentional Bookshelf

 

Thank you to Natalie d’Aubermont Thompson, the founder of Living by the Page, for creating the list with Lauren and sharing it with our audience!

 

A big Thank You to Lauren Ranalli for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.

 

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When You Lived in My Belly, a delightful picture book by Jodi Meltzer Darter

Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Jodi Meltzer Darter, a writer, a Mommy Dish blogger & author of “When You Lived in My Belly”

Hey there,

Our guest today is Jodi Meltzer Darter, an accomplished writer based out of a Boston suburb you’ve never heard of. She is the author of the children’s book When You Lived in My Belly and has numerous writing credits in The Huffington PostThe StirThe MightyScary MommySwaay, and Motherly.

Darter’s book tells the story of pregnancy from the perspective of both the baby and the mom. The book features descriptions of the baby’s developmental milestones and tells the mother’s personal experience. She is joining us on the Reading with Your Kid podcast to tell us all about When You Lived in My Belly!

 

 

Learn more about Jodi Meltzer Darter

Before momhood, she was an award-winning television anchor and reporter who covered everyone from Hillary Clinton to The Goo Goo Dolls. She transitioned to mommy blogger in 2010 — the year her baby boy swallowed her whole. She escapes his and her bonus children’s grips with sarcasm, bold coffee, and 80s music/movie binges with her beloved husband, with her rescue dog, curled up on her lap.

 

For information about Darter, visit http://jodidarter.com.

 

 

 

 

More about When You Lived in My Belly

When You Lived in My Belly by Jodi Meltzer DarterAs a mom, Jodi Meltzer Darter answers, on average, one million questions per minute. One day, her son interrupted his endless “Why?” barrage to inquire about their innate bond: What was it like When You Lived in My Belly?

A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy from the perspective of both baby and mom, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget. It features kid-friendly descriptions of the developmental milestones babies reach in utero, coupled with the corresponding physical and emotional changes experienced by moms. This book also includes a page for moms to pen a personal note to their children about their individual pregnancy journey.

Jodi Meltzer Darter’s lyrical text alongside enchanting illustrations by Caryn King and Jody King Camarra creates a memorable keepsake that both moms and children will cherish for generations to come.

AVAILABLE NOW

Amazon   Barnes & Noble     Mascot Books

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Tell us all about When You Lived in My Belly. (03:00)
  • “What was it like when I lived in your belly?”, the question that prompted author Jodi Meltzer Darter to write When You Lived In My Belly
  • Why do parents lie to kids about how babies are made?
  • How does your book help young kids understand what was going on as they grew inside their mother’s belly (11:26)
  • What kind of conversation a mom and child can have after reading your book?
  • What inspires you and gives you the courage to share your story with the world?

 

 

Many thanks to Jodi for sharing her thoughts with us!

 

Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna Rose: #RWYK Certified Great Read

#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – Cheerful the Angry Chicken  by Joanna Rose

5 stars

 

Hey RWYK Family, It’s time to bring to you a brand NEW children’s book which will be a great addition to your family library!

Today, we’re are honored and excited to announce that Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna Rose has been named our latest RWYK Certified Great Read!

 

 

Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb

Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna Rose

Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna RoseCheerful was the happiest little chicken on Fatima Farm. From the moment she was born, she was always joyful. That was until one day when it all changed.

With discussion questions included, Cheerful the Angry Chicken communicates many important lessons regarding managing difficult emotions and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

A portion of the sale of this book will be donated to Reading Partners, a youth literacy program, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston, South Carolina.

Would you like more information about this book?

Visit www.cheerfultheangrychicken.com

**The book is available online from Amazon, Walmart, and directly from the publisher. We’ve seen it listed on about 15 different sites but here are the three main ones:
Archway Publishing:
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Walmart:

 

 

More About The Author

Joanna RoseJoanna uses her book “Cheerful the Angry Chicken” as a learning tool when teaching elementary-aged children how to manage difficult emotions.  She also sees the book as a way to give back to her community.  A portion of the profits of the book will be donated to both Reading Partners and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston, SC.

Joanna’s interest in empowering youth and adults in the area of literacy, education and emotional health and wellness is evident through her community service work. In addition to being a dedicated volunteer with Reading Partners and Big Brothers Big Sisters, she also works with other local organizations that serve to strengthen the emotional health, healing, and well-being of the community. She is the Facilitator of “Power of Intention” circles at Bliss Spiritual Co-op, coaching those who want to reach their full potential through improved self-awareness and action-oriented goal setting.  In addition, she is a certified Spanish healthcare interpreter who volunteers her time as a medical interpreter helping the local Hispanic community in Mount Pleasant, SC.

 

To learn more about the book, visitwww.cheerfultheangrychicken.com

Email: [email protected]

Coaching website: www.BuildBetterRelationships.org

 

Connect with Joanna on Social Media

Facebook: Joanna Rose/@CheerfulChick20
Instagram: @Chewrful Chick20
Twitter: @CheerfulChick20

 

Our Review

Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna Rose is a heart-warming and entertaining book with important life lessons for kids: managing anger and frustration, and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in!

It’s natural to feel angry and frustrated at times but helping kids understand their strong emotions – and especially how to cope with these emotions.  Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna Rose is a sweet and gentle picture book that follows the story of a happy little chicken who experiences anger when she decides to participate in the morning wakeup call with the roosters. Instead of encouraging Cheerful, roosters make fun of her, call her names, and tell her that she is not capable of doing the wake-up call as she is just a little chicken. But Cheerful is determined to participate and to do the morning call for the farm. With the help of her friends, Cheerful got her joy back and her desire to wake up others led her to wake up to her own possibilities and dreams. She also learns that it takes patience and practice to achieve desired goals.

We are very impressed with the breathtaking illustrations, the colors are attention-grabbing and gorgeous. Through beautiful pictures and an adorable storyline, this book helps kids understand and recognize anger, then helps them find strategies to handle anger and finally demonstrates ways that anger can be resolved. Apart from teaching kids how to deal with the strong emotions, Joanna’s book further helps open up the dialogue between you and your children about the difficult conversation about bullying that is extremely important. Talking to kids about these intense feelings can help, but books and stories can also let kids recognize their feelings and help them understand appropriate ways to respond in times of anger or frustration. Cheerful the Angry Chicken is a perfect story to show children that uniting together and standing up for what you believe in can change things for the better.

We are sure Cheerful the Angry Chicken is a perfect story for reading aloud or anytime enjoyment, but particularly for bedtime reading. We hope it will be a fun and happy addition to your family’s library to encourage sweet dreams.

 

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***A big thank you to the author for providing us a free copy of his book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.

 

 

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RWYK Interview: Encouraging Kids to Explore STEM Field with Tiffani Teachey!

Reading with Your Kids Podcast: What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z by Tiffani Teachey

Hey there!

Today on the podcast, we’re talking about a topic that is close to our heart. Encouraging Kids to Explore STEM Field! Our guest today is Tiffani Teachey, an engineer with more than fifteen years of experience. Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers.

Tiffani Teachey is an engineer who encourages youth to go into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. Tiffany has written a wonderful picture book titled What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z to introduce science and technology careers to kids.

In our exciting interview with her, we discuss her book and the diversity of the people represented for each profession. A great gift for children to learn the many careers in STEM.

 

More about Tiffani Teachey

Sr. Mechanical Engineer. Author. Professional Speaker

Tiffani Teachey, Tiffani Teachey is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) advocateTiffani Teachey is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) advocate, professional speaker, and author of the children’s book What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Tiffani was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, enjoys traveling and being a youth mentor.

 

For more information go to TiffaniTeachey.com

What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z

What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to ZWhat Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z is an inspiring and easy-to-read alphabet picture book that teaches our next generation about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.

This book provides colorful illustrations of six diverse children representing various STEM careers (i.e. astronauts, doctors, scientists, and engineers, etc), helping children (5 to 8 years old) see themselves in one of the STEM careers, and motivates them to shape their future through STEM!

Grab your copy on Amazon!

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Why do you think it is important to get our kids interested in STEM? (03:20)
  • STEM fields are more accessible than people think it is. (04:30)
  • You are a bit of a unicorn. A woman with an engineering degree. How did that happen in your life? (05:30)
  • What was it that encouraged you to break this barrier and explore the STEM field? (08:00)
  • What are some of the careers that kids are going to explore in your book What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z book? (11:00)
  • How did you go from being a mechanical engineer to become a children’s author? (14:15)
  • What kind of conversations can you imagine families having after reading your What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z together? (16:00
  • Is there a hands-on activity that you can share with our listeners that parents can do with their kids to explore STEM careers?  (17:11)

 

 

 

A big thank you to Tiffani Teachey for sharing her wonderful book with us and for joining us on the Reading with your kid’s podcast!

 

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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆

RWYK Exclusive Interview with Nic Stone: Clean Gateway

RWYK Welcomes Back Nic Stone, New York Times-bestselling author of “Clean Gateway”

Happy Sunday RWYK family!

From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for Black History Month and for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds. Clean Getaway, Nic’s first middle-grade novel, deals with coming to grips with the pain of the past and facing the humanity of our heroes. Nic lives in Atlanta with her adorable little family.

In our exciting interview, we talk with Nic about the book, her inspirations for Clean Gateway, Race relations & Social injustice in modern America, her upcoming projects and much more. Tune in to find out all about Nic and her book!

 

Here’s More Information About Nic Stone

Nic StoneNic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

 

You Can Discover More About Nic And Her Book By Visiting

Her website: http://www.nicstone.info/

Twitter: @getnicced

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getnicced/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF14r4G3Yazh54K1OIkvqug

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Martin-Nic-Stone/dp/1101939494

 

 

Learn more about Clean Gateway

Clean Getaway by Nic StoneSet against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with New York Times bestselling Nic Stone and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn’t always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren’t always what they seem–his G’ ma included. Real historical elements like the Green Book, the subject and namesake of the recent Oscar-winning film, make this an educational and powerful read.

Grab your copy on Amazon!

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Tell us about Clean Getaway. What is the genre? What’s the release information?
  • Describe this middle-grade road-trip story, Clean Getaway.
  • How did Clean Getaway come to be?
  • Nic talks about some of the positive messages her book promotes, her upcoming project & much more…
  • What’s up next for you?
  • How can people connect with you?

 

A big Thank You to Nic Stone for this interview and we’re sure your powerful book will change lives!

 

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Have a wonderful day!

Cub’s Wish by Angie Flores: #RWYK Great Read Certified

The Return of Angie Flores, author of  Best-Selling, award-Winning book “Cub’s Wish”

Cub's Wish by Angie Flores

Hey RWYK Family!

We’re so excited to welcome back one of our first guests on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, Angie Flores!

Angie’s debut book “Cub’s Wish” is a Multiple Award-Winning Children’s Book, was an Amazon #1 Best Selling Book & #1 New Release Book, as well as #1 Best Selling Ebook & #1 New Release Ebook. The translated books have been #1 Hot New Releases and Best Sellers in their language categories. It is a sweet conversation between Papa and Cub who try and find the perfect wish for the wishing star to grant.

You may recall Angie was a guest on the show in March 2017 and her book was named RWYK Certified Great Read. Since then Cub’s Wish has gone through many transformations. It is now available in ebook format.  along with that change, Angie’s book made into Braille for the sight challenged. It has also been translated into French, Spanish, and Italian – all Bestsellers and Hot New Releases when launched on Amazon at the beginning of the year.  More languages are set to launch in 2020.

Tune in to learn about her success journey!

 

Here’s More Information About Angie Flores

Born and raised in Hollywood, Angie was surrounded by California Dreamers. Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, who was also a writer, Angie was inspired to follow her dream through the concepts and questions her 3 young boys would present. After moving to the south bay and obtaining her degree in Child Psychology, Angie worked in various capacities, from teaching children with special needs, to mainstream corporate Human Resources. Angie is currently on the board of the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles as Marketing Director while assisting members in honing their craft and fine-tuning their skills.

With a love for pop culture and anything Harry Potter, Star Wars, Walking Dead, Tim Burton, and Disney related, Angie, attends San Diego ComicCon and other similar events yearly with the dream of one day being on a panel and sharing her journey to inspire others to follow their dream.

Traveling, rollerskating by the beach, and hanging out with her family is always at the top of her list. With an open heart and mind, Angie is continuing to live each day to its fullest.

 

Finally, Where Can We Find Angie?

Her website: www.angiefloresbooks.com/

Twitter: @Angiefloresbook 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Angiefloresbooks/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/angiefloresbooks/

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Cubs-Wish-Angie-Flores/dp/0997973803

 

More About Cub’s Wish

Making wishes for a wishing star is not always as easy as it seems, especially knowing the wish may be granted. Cub’s Wish brings out the sweet moments of conversation between parent and child and the understanding that sometimes we all need a little guidance to achieve our dreams.

Purchase: Amazon    Barnesandnoble

 

Cub’s Wish is now available in Spanish – El Deseo De Osito

 French – Le souhait du bebe panda

Italian – Il sogno di Cucciolo

and coming soon, Tagalog – Ang Hiling Ni Cub

Japanese – カブのおねがいごと

Braille edition available.

Purchase with confidence that the story will hug your heart.

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Remind us about the story of Cub’s Wish (04:15)
  • Tell us about the journey of transforming your book into Braille for kids who are blind or who have low vision. (07:48)
  • You have put in a lot of effort into creating Cub’s Wish. Can you share some of the challenges that you have experiences in your journey of creating this book? (14:25)
  • You were one of the first guests we have had on the Reading with Your Kids podcast. Tell us a little about what are you currently working on.

 

A big thank you to Angie for joining us and for sharing her wonderful little book with us. We are very excited to see what she does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books!

 

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Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real by The Kid CEO

RWYK Author Interview: In Conversation with Aramis “The Kid CEO” Verano

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As many parents know, oftentimes kids have difficulty adjusting to new situations. When this happens, it becomes harder for children to regulate their emotions, and often have difficulties controlling their anger. Today on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we’re proud to introduce a wonderful book, Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real by Aramis Verano a.k.a. The Kid CEO. When 7-year-old Aramis Verano got in trouble for fighting with a classmate, he decided to write a book about bullying. This book is fully illustrated by Aramis, as well.

The book is Aramis’s real story and the struggles he went through his kindergarten year. His experiences are not unique to him, because it is something that millions of kids face a year. What makes this children’s book unique is that it is written and illustrated story from a child’s perspective. Because he knows that other kids have similar struggles, he made this one of a kind children’s book to help inspire other kids and give them insight and hope.

Tune in to learn all about Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real!

 

More about the author

Aramis VeranoAramis “The Kid CEO” Verano was inspired to write Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real, when he was 6 years old, at the end of his kindergarten year.  At the beginning of his school year, he faced multiple struggles including being bullied, getting sent to the principal’s office because of his anger that stemmed from being bullied,  and learning how to control his behaviors in class.  After getting help from multiple people, such as his school counselor,  teacher, and family members, Aramis was able to end his school year on a high note. His vision is to help other kids learn from his mistakes and teach them how to go from “bad choices” to “good choices” so they don’t end up in the principal’s office and learn how to manage being bullied.

Learn more about Aramis, and his books at www.thekidceo.com

 

 

 

Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real

Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle Is Real Book by Aramis VeranoKindergarten CEO is a ONE OF A KIND self-help book for kids written AND illustrated by a 6-year-old kid in his perspective. Aramis, writes about his struggles (being bullied, impulsivity, and anger) in Kindergarten. He talks about how family and school staff came together to help him out and taught him how to make better decisions. Aramis will share about the empowering moment he knew he was in control of his anger. This book is his way of helping other kids who face similar circumstances overcome their “struggles” too. 

 

 

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Introduction to 7-year-old Aramis Verano, and his published book, Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real
  • What kind of reaction have you been getting from other kids after they have read Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real?
  • What do you dream of doing when you grow up? (13:15)
  • What do you like to do for fun in your free time? (16:15)
  • You are an inspiration for so many kids. Are there any books that have inspired you to help other people? (20:00)
  • Can you please tell us about your new book. (21:30)

 

A big Thank You to Aramis Verano and his mom for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.

 

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