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Hi everyone! And welcome to Books Between – a podcast for teachers, parents, librarians, and anyone who wants to connect kids between 8-12 to books they will love for a lifetime.
I’m your host, Corrina Allen – a mom of a 9 and 11 year old, a teacher, and recently – staying up way too late wrapping presents and watching cheesy Netflix holiday specials like The Princess Switch and The Holiday Calendar. And apparently losing my voice a bit – it seems a tad scratchy tonight.
I believe in the power of the right story at the right time to transform you into a different kind of reader. And a different kind of person. And Harry Potter is that one series that seems to have accomplished that for so many.
In today’s special #HappyPottermas episode you’ll hear some clips from a variety of kids, parents, educators, and authors about what Harry Potter has meant to them.
And then I’ll share with you a conversation with one of the founders of #HappyPottermas and the MGBookVillage website, author Jarrett Lerner and – David Marsh – and educator and the creative force behind the LEGO Batman Book Talks on YouTube.
Main Topic – #HappyPottermas Audio Submissions
- Katelynn Giordano (@Mrs_Giordano), 6th Grade English Teacher
- Stephanie Lucianovic (@grubreport) – author of The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral and Hello Star
- Rajani LaRocca (@rajanilarocca) – author of Midsummer’s Mayhem and 7 Golden Rings
- Jazz Anders (@snazzsinclair) – student, Kid YouTuber Snazzy Reads
- Amber Stivers Anders – library aid, Jazz’s mom
- Karen Chow (@KChowrites) – author, contributor at MG @ Heart
Jarrett Lerner & David Marsh – Interview Outline
Our special guests this week are author Jarrett Lerner and educator David Marsh. We talk about the influence of Harry Potter, our favorite books, the movie adaptations – among lots and lots of other things!
Take a listen…
Topics we chatted about
- How Harry Potter first came into our lives
- Growing up with Harry Potter
- Skipping the beginning chapters of The Sorcerer’s Stone
- Favorite characters
- Favorite book
- Movies vs. Books
- Adult appeal of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter merch
- Harry Potter sorting
- Prizoner of Azkaban movie
Jarrett Lerner on Twitter – @Jarrett_Lerner
David Marsh on Twitter – @Davidmarsh80
Tight (by Torrey Maldonado)
The Bicycle Spy (Yona Zeldis McDonough)
Skylark and Wallcreeper (Anne O’Brien Carelli)
Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson)
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say (Angela Dominguez)
We’re Not From Here (Geoff Rodkey)
Alright, that wraps up our show this week! If you have a question about how to connect kids between 8-12 to books they’ll love or a suggestion about a topic we should cover, I would love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter/Instagram at the handle @Books_Between.
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Thank you so much for joining me this week. You can get an outline of interviews and a full transcript of all the other parts of our show at MGBookVillage.org. And, if you are liking the show, please leave us some love on iTunes or Stitcher so others can discover us as well.
Thanks and see you soon! Bye!
Corrina Allen is a 5th grade teacher in Central New York and mom of two energetic tween girls. She is passionate about helping kids discover who they are as readers.