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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Jun 4, 2024

Get ready to dive into the realm of fantasy on this episode of Reading With Your Kids. Steven A Guglich starts us on our adventure as he celebrates the first book in his Middle Grade Novel Piercing The Veil. Steven tells us his main characters, Jeremy Goodson, an overweight teacher from NYC, and Masaru Hagen, adopted son of an American Tech entrepreneur, are confronted by something that neither of them can explain, that sets these two complete strangers from opposite sides of the world to embark on an unforgettable journey that will forge them into living legends. Steven also talks about his process in creating the Veil universe. In addition to being an author Steven is also the principal of an elementary and middle school and shares some insights he believes can help create better outcomes for all students.

We are also joined by Malia Maunakea who has returned to the show to celebrate Lei and the Invisible Island. This is an exciting follow up Lei and the Fire Goddess. After saving her best friend and ancestral guardian, Kaipo, from Pele the fire goddess’s traps and successfully preventing lava from destroying her tūtū’s house, all Lei wants to do is take a nap. The only problem? Kaipo’s ʻaumakua pendant is missing, and without it, he will soon rot . . . emotionally and physically. Malia has a deep, passionate love for the land, culture and people of her beloved Hawaii. She is excited to share that love and hopes, in addition to thrilling readers, her books give fans a taste of what Hawaii is all about.

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