Paw Elementary: Katie Melko on “Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist”

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 Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Katie Melko, Dental Hygienist and the author of a children’s book: “Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist”

Hey there,

Our guest in this exciting episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast has been practicing dental hygiene for 10 years and received her Masters in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Please welcome dental hygienist and a children’s book author, Katie Melko to the show!

Katie is joining us to celebrate her debut picture book “Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist“. It follows the adventure of puppy Roxy, who is nervous about going to her school’s dental clinic. This is a great gift for kids who might be nervous about seeing the dentist!

Katie hopes these book will help the children in our lives experience those early milestones that seem scary, with ease and comfort. And hopefully, they discover that they have a friend in Roxy!

Tune in to join Katie on this ride… we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!


Here’s some information about Katie Melko

Katie MelkoKatie has been practicing dental hygiene since 2009, she is a public health hygienist, teaches at Lincoln College of New England, and an author. She received her Masters in 2016 and loves to write, educate, and give back to her community.

The inspiration behind Katie’s books comes from her first furchild, Roxy. She was by her side through 10 years of schooling, a marriage, and three different moves! She was so fortunate to have her in her life for 12 years before cancer took her from Katie. She is the main character in Katie’s children’s books and she hopes you will love her as much as Katie always will.


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Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist

Paw Elementary: Roxy's Adventure to the School DentistRoxy discovers that Paw Elementary School is having a dental clinic day and she’s very nervous. What will happen during Roxy’s first visit to the dentist? What will they do to her teeth? And what are all of those scary tools they use? Go on an adventure with Roxy as she talks to her family and friends about the dentist and see how she overcomes her fears in this adorable and educational children’s book.

The book is available for purchase on Katie’s website. Check it out!

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In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Introduction to Katie Melko, author of “Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist
  • The inspiration behind the story and the main character “Roxy”
  • Being a Dental Hygienist, what does Katie thinks it’s about visiting the dentists that ordeals many kids?
  • Paw Elementary is Katie’s first book, what other books have Katie envisioned for Roxy’s adventure series?
  • Some of the places to find out more about Katie Melko and an exclusive sneak peek into her new book. Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!


A big Thank You to Katie Melko for talking to us and sharing her story with our listeners!

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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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆

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