MrsReaderPants

This podcast is for school librarians, teachers, parents, and book lovers who want to help spread the joy of reading to children and teens.

Episodes Date

After last week's super-serious topic of teen anxiety, I thought we'd take a lighter turn this week. For Episode 11, we are talking about superheroes. This episode was partially inspired by my family'...
February 28, 2017
Today, we are talking about teen anxiety, something that I like to feature with students every school year at this time. For the past two weeks, I have partnered with our school counselor, Andrew Palm...
February 21, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's episode has nothing at all to do with flowers and candy and syrupy romances. No way! Instead, I mixed a bunch of different genres into a huge box of book chocolates whos...
February 14, 2017
With all the turmoil surrounding refugees and their status in the USA right now, I decided to do this week's podcast about books that help students understand the refugee experience. This podcast feat...
February 7, 2017
Welcome to Episode #7!  My name is Leigh Collazo, and I am a certified school librarian and former middle school English teacher. I'm currently living and librarian-ing in beautiful Suzhou, China. Ab...
January 31, 2017
Welcome to Episode #6, part 3. Today's podcast, Civil Rights and Racial Inequality, has been split into three parts: YA titles (grades 8+), Middle Grade titles (grades 5-8), and Picture Books for Olde...
January 24, 2017
Welcome to Episode #6, part 1.  My name is Leigh Collazo, and I am a certified school librarian and former middle school English teacher. Let's talk about books! Today's podcast, Civil Rights and Rac...
January 24, 2017
Welcome to Episode #6, part 2. Today's podcast, Civil Rights and Racial Inequality, has been split into three parts: YA titles (grades 8+), Middle Grade titles (grades 5-8), and Picture Books for Olde...
January 24, 2017
Welcome to Episode #5! My name is Leigh Collazo, and I am a certified school librarian and former middle school English teacher. Let's talk about books! Today's podcast features 10 books for teens and...
January 17, 2017
This episode was recently requested by a MrsReaderPants podcast listener. Today, I introduce 15 free verse poetry novels to inspire middle school readers, including some free verse novels scheduled to...
January 10, 2017

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