RWYK Interview: Julia Guthrie on Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading!!

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 Julia Guthrie: Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming

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Happy Weekends everyone,

This is one of our favorite episodes of the podcast! Our guest today is not a children’s books author but an innovative 4th-grade teacher and mom who is doing amazing things to inspire kids to read.  It is a conversation with the New Jersey non-public school teacher of the year, Julia Guthrie.

In our exciting interview, Julia shares some fascinating facts and ideas for getting kids excited to read, the importance of having easy access to books and their school’s library.  Julia suggests that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do.

Tune in and learn how to encourage your kids to develop the love of reading at a very young age. Listen in and find out how to find books that kids enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them!



Here’s some more information about Julia Guthrie

Image result for julia guthrie teacherJulia Guthrie is a 4th-grade teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Palisades Park, New Jersey. She recently received her Masters in Teaching from Felician University and is proud to serve as her school’s language arts department chair. Her greatest passion is helping to build supportive reading communities for students. She is pleased to have the opportunity to do just that both in and out of the classroom as an organizer of #nerdcampnj and #EdCampRCAN.


Here is the link to a blog post that Julia wrote –


In this interview, we chat up

  • How to raise literate children and how to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity.
  • Julia talks about the global connection
  • The Importance Of School library and giving kids access to their favorite books

  • If Julia has been able to connect to other classrooms or libraries?


A big thank you to Julia Guthrie for sharing her wonderful insights with us and for joining us on the Reading with your kids podcast!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆


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