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Scholastic Announces Inclusion of Harry Potter into Podcast Series

Scholastic Announces Inclusion of Harry Potter into Podcast Series

Scholastic has announced the addition of a Harry Potter-themed podcast to inspire the joy and power of reading in children as part of its bi-weekly Scholastic Reads series.

The podcast is expected to feature "in-depth interviews with bestselling children's book authors and illustrators, editors and experts, who will provide their insights about writing, publishing and trends in children's books – as well as their personal book recommendations in 'ask an editor' episodes,” the company said in a statement.

Also the first episode in the series, the Harry Potter podcast will be narrated by Cheryl Klein, the continuity editor for the 6th and 7th books in the series.

In addition to providing insight into the popular children series for readers, the podcast also serves as a tool for educators as it includes advice from literacy expert Pam Allyn, who describes "how Hogwarts and the lessons Harry Potter teaches us can be valuable for educators.”

The 21-minute-long podcast is described by Scholastic-Editor-at-Large Suzanne McCabe as “perfect for anyone who loves to read, as well those who want to inspire children to discover the power and joy of reading.”

"We plan to offer listeners behind-the-scenes insights, book recommendations and much more from the Scholastic family of YA and children's book authors, illustrators, editors and experts who are passionate about great stories and the power of books to 'Open a World of Possible' for children,” she said, in a statement.

Examples of other podcasts in the series are Book Trends of 2016 and Kids’ Books Holiday Hotline in the spirit of the season.

Check out the Harry Potter podcast here.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

12/15/2015

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