18: The One and Only Ivan

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. We all enjoyed this sweet story of a gorilla, a stray dog, two elephants, and a little girl who chooses to do the right thing. Grab a bag of chocolate and some coffee and join in our conversation!

*Note: If you want to skip “For the Love of Books” and “Book News” and jump straight to our discussion of the book, skip ahead to 16:56.

Links related to this episode:

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

John Williams’s Film Music by Emilio Audissino

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

Just Being Jackie by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

The Button War by Avi

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess – to be released October 2, 2018

The Write Thing by Kwame Alexander – to be released July 2018

Flora & Ulysses Disney Streaming Service

Publisher’s Weekly Q&A with Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Acceptance Speech

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17: The Hero and the Crown

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In this episode, we discuss the 1985 Newbery Medal winner The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. And we share a special announcement: We have changed the name of our podcast! Team Friendship Reads the Newberys is now Reading the Newberys: A Team Friendship Podcast. As usual, we each share all the book related things about which we are currently excited. We also talk about our recent opportunity to meet Kate DiCamillo! Grab a cup of tea and some jelly beans (or a steak if you are Paleo) and listen to another one of our crazy conversations!

Links Related to this Episode:

Amazon link to purchase The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley – https://amzn.to/2KKFWgY

Amazon link to purchase The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon – https://amzn.to/2kg1oiL

Amazon link to purchase Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo – https://amzn.to/2IDJYXQ

Amazon link to purchase Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni – https://amzn.to/2rYSoBK

Amazon link to purchase A Bear Called Paddington (audiobook) by Michael Bond, narrated by Stephen Fry – https://amzn.to/2kibK1f

Amazon link to purchase It’s Your Universe by Ashley Eckstein – https://amzn.to/2s3pTmz

Ashley Eckstein’s book tour schedule – https://blog.heruniverse.com/keeping-up-with-ashley/?cm_sp=Homepage-_-Hero1-_-BookTour

Amazon link to purchase Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – https://amzn.to/2s0IeAI

Amazon link to purchase Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – https://amzn.to/2IBTElt

Little Women mini-series on PBS – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/little-women/

Find all kinds of book news here – https://bookriot.com/ 

“The Kids Are All Right” newsletter from Book Riot (May 13, 2018) – http://link.bookriot.com/view/5aceccc1f543e642653b1be17uj7h.36u/c1ff761d

Sign up for this newsletter all about children’s books “The Kids Are All Right” written by Karina Yan Glaser, author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street – https://bookriot.com/newsletter/the-kids-are-all-right/

Links related to Robin McKinley –

https://bookriot.com/2017/08/01/robin-mckinley-pioneer-ya-fiction/

https://www.tor.com/2017/10/16/the-power-of-princesses-robin-mckinleys-the-door-in-the-hedge/

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/45129-q-a-with-robin-mckinley.html

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11594337-the-one-and-only-ivan?from_search=true

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Our personal contact info: 

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

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

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

Also look for each of us on Goodreads!


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16: Ginger Pye

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In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we discuss and review the 1952 Newbery Medal winning book Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. This is probably the first book in a very long time that we all did not enjoy. Despite this, we had a fun discussion as usual. (Warning: We do begin to digress toward the end.) We also share more about our trip to see Kwame Alexander in Milwaukee! Go grab some jelly beans and enjoy this episode!

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

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

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

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

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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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Our personal contact info: 

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

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

 

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