On the podcast: read-alouds for 8- to 12-year-olds

We've released a new podcast episode! This week, in the spirit of summer reading, we've released another short compilation of read-alouds.

Reading aloud with your child is important at ALL ages. Despite that, data from our recent Kids & Family Reading Report shows us that the frequency of reading aloud drops off significantly after children turn 5 and again after they turn 8. But kids between the ages of 6 and 11 overwhelmingly say they still enjoy being read to! This episode can help: We've stitched together clips of five authors reading from their books for a 15 minute read-aloud segment that's the perfect thing to play on your way to spots practice or summer camp drop-off.

This week, you can hear Dav Pilkey reading from Dog Man 2, M. G. Leonard reading from Beetle Boy, Scott Westerfeld reading from Horizon, Alan Gratz reading from Refugee, and Pam Muñoz Ryan reading from Esperanza Rising

Pop in your headphones and give it a listen here!