When I think of someone who fully embraces a family culture built around books, Melissa Wiley comes to mind right away. As a motherĀ of six and author of several children’s books, she has managed to make reading aloud a central part of family life in her home.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • what creating a family culture around books looks like in a busy household
  • how she considers read-alouds as she’s writing children’s books
  • her own (super helpful) tip for remembering accents and dialects

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Episode 07
The Prairie Thief
My Father’s Dragon
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
Harriet the Spy
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit
Here Comes McBroom: Three More Tall Tales
Just So Stories (Wordsworth Children’s Classics)
Inch and Roly Make a Wish
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Step into Reading)
Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Classic Gift Set
The Railway Children (Puffin Classics)
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Emily
The Mouse of Amherst
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Red Sails to Capri (Puffin Newberry Library)

The Martha and Charlotte Little House books can be found here.