, a podcast and book guide about children's books, interviews award-winning and beloved author Jean Craighead George

October 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News, an extensive and informative guide for parents, teachers, librarians and all individuals with an interest in literature, has just released an interview with Jean Craighead George. George, the well-regarded author of such books as Julie of the Wolves (Newbery Award, 1973), talks about her extensive and prolific career and gives a glimpse into how her passion for animals and the environment have kept her entertaining and teaching children for the past five decades.

Other authors and illustrators that have been interviewed for episodes of the podcast include: Jane Yolen, writer of over 300 books for children and young adults, Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, and Susan Guevara, illustrator of Chato's Kitchen. Upcoming episodes will feature Newbery award-winner Lois Lowry (The Giver and Count the Stars), Carole Boston Weatherford (Coretta Scott King-winner for Moses), Kirby Larson (2007 Newbery honor winner for Hattie Big Sky), Jennifer Holm (2007 Newbery honor winner for Penny from Heaven), Cynthia Lord (2007 Newbery Honor winner for Rules) and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1992 Newbery Award for Shiloh).

In addition to the interviews, the host, Sabrina Weissler, also reviews several books by each author. Her discussion of the books help parents and teachers to make good choices for their children and alerts them to books of the past that they may have missed. Parents and authors alike agree that is making it easier to pick out books at the library or bookstore. "I would like to thank you for producing such a wonderful resource. I am constantly looking for new books for my kids to read and I have found your recommendations to be right on target," says parent Sarah Snowball.

Since its inception in October 2006, has seen increased growth, month after month, in traffic to the site. The tremendous response is also apparent in the number of downloads of the podcast files.
There are now 22 podcasts available to download with a complete listing of every book reviewed available for the listeners.

For further information about, please contact Sabrina Weissler at or at 818-528-5227. is part of the Teachtopia Education Network. The Teachtopia Network puts out the popular podcasts, and is the ultimate resource for parents, students and teachers, always ensuring a safe search engine, right from the home page.