Episode 18- Finding Time to Read with Janssen Bradshaw


Welcome to Episode 18 of the Extraordinary Moms Podcast! I’m so excited to share with you my conversation with Janssen Bradshaw. Janssen is the creator of the blog Everyday Reading, where she shares books reviews, top book lists she’s curated, as well as other fun content like fashion finds, recipes, and thoughts on motherhood. Janssen worked for several years as an elementary school librarian and has passed along her love of reading to her three young girls. In today’s interview, Janssen will share how she fits reading into her busy life, tips for making the most out of library visits, and what she advises for parents of struggling readers. And in case you are looking for some book recommendations, she gives her favorites for every demographic. You’ll love Janssen and she will get you excited to start reading!

IMG_7244Reading with a baby

Show Notes: 

Find out more about Janssen on her blog, on Instagram, or on Facebook

Alexander’s Amazing Adventures– we talked about this audio series which teaches children values.

Sunlit Pages– another great reading resource

Book Recommendations: 

Her favorite adult book: “What Alice Forgotby Liane Moriarty

Picture Books: Oliver and Amanda Pig“, “Bread and Jam for Francis“, “Make Way for Ducklings“, “The Book with No Pictures“, Mac Barnett books (funny!) like “Count the Monkeys

Wordless Books: Journey” series by Aaron Becker

Read Aloud chapter books: Beverly Cleary books, “The Boxcar Children“, “Little House on the Prairie“, “The Penderwicks” series, Heidi Hecklebeck series, Ivy and Bean series

Middle Grade: Bartimaeus Series (also great in audio version), Jordan Sonnenblick (short and funny) books like “Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Young Adult: Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy (good audio version), “Goose Girl” series and “Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale

Graphic Novels: Lunch Lady” series and “Baby Mouse

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