Books Between Podcast

Welcome to the Books Between Podcast!

I believe that a book can change the trajectory of a child’s life.  And I want to help you connect kids with those amazing, life-shaping books and bring you inspiring (and fun!) conversations with the authors and educators who make that magic happen.

CorrinaAllenI am a 5th grade teacher, a mom of two tween daughters, and host of the Books Between podcast. Every other Monday, I share book talks, interviews, and ideas for getting great books into the hands of kids between 8-12.

Every podcast has an outline of interviews and a full transcript of all the other parts of the show. 

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All 42 episodes prior to February 2018, can be found at All the Wonders.

And here are our most recent and most popular episodes to get you started!

#68 – MG Trends & the Most Anticipated Books of 2019
#67 – (Some of the) Best MG Graphic Novels of 2018
#66 – (Some of the) Best Middle Grade of 2018
#63 – HappyPottermas Part 1: A Conversation Across the Pond
#62 – Launching a Community Book Club & a Conversation with Harper & Maggie
#61 – Three New Paranormal Reads & Pablo Cartaya (Marcus Vega)
#60 – Kate DiCamillo (Louisiana’s Way Home)

BB59Feature#59 – Barbara Dee (Everything I Know About You)




BB58Feature#58 – Cindy Baldwin (Where the Watermelons Grow)





#57 – Paula Chase (So Done)





#56 – Kelly Yang (Front Desk)




BB55Feature#55 – Being a Book Witch and a Conversation w/ Melissa Sarno





#54 – ProjectLIT Book Club w/ Jarred Amato




BB53Feature#53 – More Fab Nonfiction and a Conversation w/ Diane Magras



BB52Feature#52 – Using Flipgrid to Inspire Readers w/ Nikki Mancini



BB51Feature#51 – Exceptional Nonfiction Reads & A Conversation w/ Wendy MacKnight




#50 – A Conversation with Cordelia Jensen & Laurie Morrison



BB49Feature#49 – 3 Spring Releases & a Conversation w/ Ann Braden & Saadia Faruqi




BB48Feature#48 – Supporting Students w/ ACES & a Conversation with Varian Johnson





#47 – A Conversation with Jen Petro-Roy




BB46Feature#46 – A Conversation with Karina Yan Glaser




BB45Feature#45 – How to Rock Your Read Aloud & and Conversation with Colby Sharp 



BB44Feature#44 – A Conversation with Jack Cheng




BB43Feature#43 – Anna Meriano, 3 Fails & 1 Win





#41 – Jarrett Lerner & the Most Anticipated Books of 2018




BB39Feature#39 – (Some of the) Best Middle Grade Books of 2018




BB30Feature#30 – #ClassroomBookADay with Jillian Heise




BB25Feature#35 – An Interview with Laurel Snyder