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booksthatspark's podcast

Discussing books that spark imagination, emotion questions, and conversations with our kids. Using books to create teachable moments for life lessons and discipleship.

May 24, 2022

In this episode we interview C S Fritz about his intriguing books for upper elementary and middle school children. We also talk about his horror novel (which is being made into a movie!) and stories of redemption.  

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May 17, 2022

In this episode we celebrate our 100th Episode by looking at books that also celebrate 100s and by announcing a 100-book giveaway. We also talk about why this podcast started and what is at the heart of it all--books that spark important conversations with our kids. 

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May 10, 2022

In this episode we talk with Jean Matthew Hall about picture books, writing, and helping other authors. 

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May 3, 2022

In this episode we talk with Cassie Rajewich about money matters and how to help our children learn about money. Cassie shares three practical tips to help us start today. 

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Apr 26, 2022

In this episode we discuss Children's Book Week and a little history of children's books. Then we announce Small Kids, Small Talk - a month of daily texts to keep talking about important things even in the crazy, busy-ness of May. 

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