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Summer Episode Swap with Picture Book Podcast

Updated: Jun 25

In this Summer Episode Swap, Picture Book Podcast host Chris Marland shares his “Teachers That Inspire Us” episode featuring Why Teaching?, written by Dr. Jen Mott and illustrated by Sara Relojo.


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About the book: Why Teaching? by Dr. Jen Mott; illustrated by Sara Relojo

What happens when a kid wants to be a teacher yet everyone is encouraging them to choose a different path?


When our kid narrator gets asked "Why teaching?," they answer with stories they have heard of the impact teachers have had on the adults in their life and share how they recognize teachers have a strong influence on all professions. They explain they hope to have a similar positive, inspiring impact and influence on future generations to come. That is why they want to be a teacher.


Bonus: This book includes real stories of the author's amazing experiences from their own education growing up through school and from her family.



INTRO


Matthew: Welcome to the Children’s Book Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of creativity, storytelling, and the magic behind the art of children’s books. 


I’m your host, Matthew Winner. Teacher. Librarian. Writer. Fan of kids. 


It’s summer break here in the States and so I thought it the perfect time to invite some other podcasters in the children’s book space over to the feed to share their shows. 


Today’s share comes from a podcast focused on exploring the world of self-publishing: the challenges, the benefits, and how-to’s for getting started. 


Picture Book Podcast is a weekly podcast where host Chris Marland chats with independent authors about their work. If you are interested in hearing from authors who have self-published their books and are especially intrigued in their process then this is the podcast for you.


In this episode, Chris is joined by author Dr. Jen Mott, illustrator Sara Relojo and formatter Emily Hunter-Higgins to talk about their book Why Teaching?.


What happens when a kid wants to be a teacher yet everyone is encouraging them to choose a different path?


When our kid narrator gets asked “Why teaching?,” they answer with stories they have heard of the impact teachers have had on the adults in their life and share how they recognize teachers have a strong influence on all professions. They explain they hope to have a similar positive, inspiring impact and influence on future generations to come. That is why they want to be a teacher.


Bonus: This book includes real stories of the author’s amazing experiences from their own education growing up through school and from her own family.


Here is Picture Book Podcast’s episode, “Teachers That Inspire Us”.



PICTURE BOOK PODCAST EPISODE


[Full Picture Book Podcast “Teachers That Inspire Us” episode]



OUTRO


Matthew: Thank you to Chris of Picture Book Podcast for sharing this episode. You can find Picture Book Podcast wherever podcasts are found. Or use the link in this episode’s show notes. 


You can pick up your own copy of Why Teaching? wherever books are found. Consider supporting independent bookstores by shopping through Bookshop.org. You can also use my affiliate link by clicking on the book’s name in our show notes. I highly recommend checking out the audiobooks! Both are available through Libro.fm and you can support independent bookstores in the process! 


Our podcast logo was created by Duke Stebbins (https://stebs.design/). 


Our music is by Podington Bear. 


Podcast hosting by Libsyn. 


You can support the show and buy me a coffee at matthewcwinner.com or by clicking the link in the show notes.


And on that note…


Be well. And read on.



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