15: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we discuss the 1968 Newbery medal winner From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. We enjoyed the cleverness of this story about a sister and brother who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and become entangled in the mystery of the museum’s recently acquired statue. Grab some jelly beans and listen along as we discuss this book!

Links Related to this Episode:

Amazon link to purchase The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas – http://amzn.to/2IFhjC9

Amazon link to purchase The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – http://amzn.to/2IKbVNW

Amazon link to purchase Middlemarch by George Eliot – http://amzn.to/2udNq8K

Amazon link to purchase The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis – http://amzn.to/2HXAhmh

Kwame Alexander’s next book Rebound, the prequel to The Crossover, will be released April 2, 2018 – http://kwamealexander.com/product/f/BOOKS

Congratulations to Erin Entrada Kelly for winning this year’s Newbery Medal for her book Hello, Universe.

This year’s honor books were:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

http://ala.unikron.com/2018/

 

Disney is making The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate in to a movie. The One and Only Ivan won the Newbery Medal in 2013. The link talks about a few of the actors who have been cast to be a part of the film.

http://variety.com/2018/film/awards/sam-rockwell-voicing-gorilla-angelina-jolie-one-and-only-ivan-1202708543/

Kate DiCamillo has a new book coming out this Fall—Louisiana’s Way Home. This is a spin-off of her book Raymie Nightingale about a little girl who is participating in a beauty pageant to try to get her father who left her family to return home. In the process she makes friends with some of her competitors. Louisiana is one of those girls. This book will be Louisiana’s story.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39168928-louisiana-s-way-home?ac=1&from_search=true

Chamber of Secrets House Editions

https://www.pottermore.com/news/new-hogwarts-house-editions-of-chamber-of-secrets-to-be-published-this-summer

Paperback illustrated editions of Harry Potter. Philosopher’s Stone will be available this August.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-9781526602381/

Note: The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will not be coming till Fall of 2019. This is understandable as this book is much longer than the first three books, so it will take Jim Kay longer to do the illustrations. Some fans are speculating that the book will be in two volumes.

“Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Fifty Years Later” – https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/el-

Interview with E.L. Konigsburg – http://www.librarypoint.org/Konigsburg

 

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Special Episode 8: We Review Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

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In this special episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we share our thoughts on Disney’s film adaptation of the 1963 Newbery medal winner A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This episode does contain potential spoilers, so listen at your own risk.

Team Friendship Wrinkle in Time

Links related to this episode:

The Gospel Coalition Article by Rebecca McLaughlin – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/wrinkle-time-surprisingly-flat/ 

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Lauren Keen – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

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I Need More Poetry in My Life!

About a month ago, I listened to an NPR program with Kwame Alexander and Nikki Giovanni discussing how poetry can be a powerful tool in protesting. You can check that out here. Together, they inspired me to read more poetry, so off I marched to the library to pick up some of Nikki’s books. I am currently loving Nikki’s book of poetry A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter. Her poems in this book range from lighthearted to deeply moving. Folks, this woman has a gift.

I also decided to introduce more poetry to my 2-year-old (almost 3-year-old) daughter. I found this book, Read! Read! Read! By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater; illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke.

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We found it on the “New Books” rack in the children’s book section of the library and decided to give it a read. I did not look too closely at it as I placed it in our book bag with the other books we had selected, but when we finally sat down to read it, my heart was warmed from page one. The poems in this book celebrate the power of books and emphasize the impact words have on our lives. Here is one of my favorites:

 

Double Life

A book gives you a double life.

It builds a treehouse in your head

a haven you can climb to

when you wish to get away.

 

A book will always be a friend

reaching out two wordy hands

offering enchanted lands.

 

You can be and go

who and where

you’ve never been.

 

The cover opens.

You are born.

 

Let your double life begin.

 

One of my other favorites from this book is “Stories.” This poem articulates how a book can teach us to process our emotions and that “…tears heal broken hearts.” This is a book that will be finding its way into our permanent home collection.

Do you love poetry? What are some of your favorites? We would love to hear from you! Email us at Teamfriendshippodcast@gmail.com and share your favorite poems and authors of poetry with us!

Post written by Lauren Keen 

14: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys we discuss the 2009 Newbery Medal winner The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. This book is a little creepy, and a few of us were not sure about it at first. But we all ended up loving this book. Before we get into our book discussion, we take some time to discuss Matt de la Peña’s article “Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children from Darkness” and Kate DiCamillo’s response. We hope you enjoy this episode! Please send us your thoughts! We love to hear from our listeners!

Show Notes:

  • Team Friendship is moving to Guernsey! (Not really, but we want to)
  • Granddaughters may not be children, but they are still offspring.
  • Matt de la Peña is not really our friend, but we wish he were.
  • New Scholastic 20th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series with new cover illustrations by Brian Selznick = more of our money spent on Harry Potter merchandise.
  • Mandy doesn’t know how to pronounce Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Lauren doesn’t know how to abbreviate Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Kwame Alexander is AWESOME!
  • ALA YMA are coming soon!
  • We discuss Matt de la Peña’s article “Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children from Darkness” and Kate DiCamillo’s response.
  • Everyone needs to read Love by Matt de la Peña and Loren Long!
  • The importance of kids seeing themselves in children’s books.
  • We need some tissues during this part of the episode.
  • Leah finds a way to bring up Adam Driver during our discussion.
  • The importance of art. “Art puts our feelings into something we can see.” –Leah
  • More tissues!
  • Leah tells us how Neil Gaiman won both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book.
  • Team Friendship is moving to Minneapolis now.
  • One of Neil’s favorite authors is Edgar Allen Poe…surprise, surprise.
  • Librarians are not babysitters.
  • Neil and Doctor Who
  • You are a good writer, Neil!
  • Leah is not a fan of the opening scene of this book.
  • Lauren loved the book so much that she listened to the audiobook version after reading the book.
  • “Spirits of the People”
  • Lauren brags about figuring out the mystery of Silas because she completely missed the revelation of Jack at the end of the book.
  • The sleer scene upsets Lauren so much she drops her notes.
  • Lauren makes a connection between the ghouls and The Two Towers.
  • We dig deep into the history of the Dance Macabre.
  • Lauren shares here crazy theory about the brotherhood of the Jacks.
  • We get a bit biblical.
  • Letting go of childhood
  • Life and Death
  • Is this book appropriate for kids?
  • “Life things”
  • Public school vs. Private school
  • Mandy shares some of her favorite quotes from the book.
  • Leah announces our next book.
  • We beg for some iTunes reviews.

Links related to this episode:

Amazon link to purchase The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – http://amzn.to/2BdEW3k

Amazon link to purchase Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – http://amzn.to/2GWqwVS

Amazon link to purchase The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser – http://amzn.to/2C0nfRA

Lauren’s review of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Streethttps://teamfriendshippodcast.com/2018/01/23/the-vanderbeekers-of-141st-street/

Amazon link to purchase The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Borrows – http://amzn.to/2nHE9jH

Becoming Madeleine: a Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle In Time by Her Granddaughters https://www.madeleinelengle.com/books/melanges/becoming-madeleine-a-biography-of-the-author-of-a-wrinkle-in-time-by-her-granddaughters/

Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have a new book coming soon – http://mattdelapena.com/carmela-full-of-wishes-press-release/

“Award-winning artist Brian Selznick will be illustrating seven new covers for Scholastic to celebrate 20 years since the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”  – http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/press-release/scholastic-publish-new-editions-celebrate-20th-anniversary-harry-potter-and-sorcerers-

Kwame Alexander to head new imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/75946-hmh-taps-kwame-alexander-to-head-new-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=5aae2e2441-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-5aae2e2441-304466701

Katherine Applegate has a new book coming out soon – http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2018/01/cover-reveal-endling-last-by-katherine.html

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards will be announced on February 12 – http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards

“Affiliates Excited to Share Stage at ALA’s ‘Oscars'” – http://www.slj.com/2018/02/industry-news/affiliates-excited-share-stage-alas-oscars/

Matt de la Peña’s article – http://time.com/5093669/why-we-shouldnt-shield-children-from-darkness/?xid=homepage

Kate DiCamillo’s response – http://time.com/5099463/kate-dicamillo-kids-books-sad/

Matt de la Peña reads Love – https://www.facebook.com/matt.delapena.5/videos/10156780770815021/?fref=mentions

Neil Gaiman – http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Neil_Gaiman

Neil Gaiman on his writing journey for The Graveyard Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eJW63DiZh4&feature=youtu.be

Neil Gaiman inside The Graveyard Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1bISlZv220&feature=youtu.be

Colbert Report interview with Neil Gaiman – http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ck0fd5/the-colbert-report-neil-gaiman

Neil Gaiman: Three books that have changed his life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDl4RQuQYg&feature=youtu.be

Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren Keen – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

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