By Leigh Collazo
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This podcast is for school librarians, teachers, parents, and book lovers who want to help spread the joy of reading to children and teens.
||CleanEp12: Books for Readers Who Love...Seinfeld||After a three-week absence from podcasting, I am back and ready for a new episode! Today's episode pays tribute to my favorite TV show of all time...Seinfeld! I am discussing nine books today, all themed by Seinfeld episodes. Fun stuff! FIND ME AT: M||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp11: Books for Readers Who Love The Flash||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's obsession with the TV series The Flash. Though I've||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10: Dealing with Teen Anxiety||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 Palmer, in a presentation for Year9 (8th grade) students.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp9: It's Valentine's Day!||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 whose titles spell out "VALENTINE'S DAY." V is for...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp8: The Refugee Experience||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 features 12 titles: 4 picture books for older readers and||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp7: Ringing in the Year of the Rooster||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. Above all else, I love talking about books! Since I liv||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6, Part 3 Civil Rights and Racial Inequality (Picture Books for Older Readers)||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 Older Readers (grades 5+). This episode is Part 3, so we||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6, Part 1 Civil Rights and Racial Inequality (YA titles)||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 Racial Inequality, has been split into three parts: YA t||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp6, Part 2 Civil Rights and Racial Inequality (MG titles)||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 Older Readers (grades 5+). This episode is Part 2, so we||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp5: YA/MG Books Exploring Moral and Ethical Dilemmas||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 tweens who encounter complex moral and ethical situa||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp4: 15 Free Verse Novels To Inspire Your Middle Schoolers||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 come out in early 2017.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp3: 10 YA Titles I Can't Wait to Read in 2017||In Episode 3, we explore setting reading goals and habits for the new year, plus ten new YA titles I can't wait to read in 2017.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp2: Get Graphic! 20 Graphic Novels Middle Schoolers Love||In this episode, you will hear about 20 graphic novels my middle school students love and six graphics I want to read and promote in my library. I also share a list of resources I use for graphic novel collection development.||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1: Top 10 Middle Grade Books My Students Recommend to Me||Excited about books? The Mrs. ReaderPants Podcast is for school librarians, teachers, parents, and book lovers who want to help spread the joy of reading to children and teens. Join us each week as international school librarian Leigh Collazo, a.k.a. Mr||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Treasure Chest of Resources
I heard you on the podcast "What Should I Read Next?" I am thoroughly enjoying your resources and ideas on your website. I'm really glad you decided to do a podcast! I'm looking forward to learning from you.