This episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast is sponsored by I Can Handle It! by Laurie Wright. It is the first book in the Mindful Mantras series is designed to help boost a child’s mental health, which is a subject Laurie is super passionate about. She also helps others publish their books and teaches people to actually Market their books! Learn more at www.lauriewrighter.com
Reading with Your Kids Welcomes Back Children’s Book Author: Laura Knight
Hey RWYK family!
We’re delighted to welcome back self-publishing author Laura Knight on the Reading with Your Kids podcast! We’re happy to have an opportunity to sit down with Laura and discuss everything about her latest book Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure, a great book that incorporates real science facts and photos to incite learning through imaginative, fictional tales.
In our exciting interview, you’ll learn all about Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure, Where did Laura get the idea for her book, why STEM subjects are important to kidLit, benefits of reading her book with children, reader expectations and reactions to her work, her passion, her future projects and other fun facts about her book. So get your cup of coffee ready, and let’s get started!
Here’s more information about Laura knight
Laura Knight is an award-winning children’s book author, a surfer, creator of Friendly Planet Club, and an animal lover who lives in Southern California. She wrote “Kid Astronaut” to inspire children to discover adventurous careers in science and technology. Her unique choice-based format was designed to empower children to think about how their decisions can affect the outcome of the story.
The art of storytelling has always been Laura‘s passion, encouraging children to ‘be your best’ through heroic and unforgettable characters. She spent 15+ years as an accomplished Art Director in the toy industry, managing many popular children’s brands. She stays busy visiting libraries and schools, sharing her message to “Be kind to the planet. Be kind to each other.” by encouraging conversations with children about kindness and ocean conservation.
If you want to have an idea of Laura’s book (layout, plot, etc)… this little boy did a great YouTube book review.
You can learn more about Laura, her book and all the fun things on her website by visiting
Author’s Website: https://www.friendlyplanet.club/
Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure
A choice-based, science fiction story that reads like a movie script and includes real NASA photos and facts! What happens when a kid is recruited for a daring outer-space mission? Find out in this amusing and interactive tale.
Kid Astronaut is perfect for a home or school library. Read-a-loud as a group or adventure on your own!
Connecting themes for educators: Reader’s Theater Script, Real and Make-believe, Using creativity in life interests, Scientific inventions, innovations, Transportation, Communication, Social Development: Individual and Group Responsibility, Problem Solving, Space exploration
Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today to learn more about Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure!
In this episode, we discuss
- Introduction to award-winning children’s author, Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure(For Ages 7-10)
- What inspires her to write for children?
- What are we going to experience when we read “Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure” as a family?
- What are some of the things that will surprise children or parents after reading Laura’s book?
- What kind of reactions Laura has been getting from her readers for Kid Astronaut: Space Adventure?
- Laura gives us a peek inside his upcoming books & some interesting facts about his book.
A big thank you to Laura Knight for joining us and for sharing her book with us!
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