New on the podcast: Picture book read-alouds and 50 brilliant books for summer

This week on the podcast, we have something special — and a little different — for our listeners! We know from research that reading aloud is one of the best ways to turn kids into lifelong readers, and over the past 40 plus episodes of the Scholastic Reads podcast, we’ve asked A LOT of talented authors to read aloud from their work.

For episode #45, we’ve stitched our picture book read-alouds together into one "summer short" that’s perfect to share with your 3- to 8-year-old!

After the read-alouds, we also talk with Tara Welty, editor-in-chief of Scholastic Teacher, about their 50 Brilliant Books for Summer list. Each year, the team combs through hundreds of books to make recommendations to keep kids reading all summer long.

Pop in your headphones and give the episode a listen here! You can also listen on your iOS or Android device.