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.
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!
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!
An End to Innocence: The Transformation of Childhood in Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature by Anne Scott Macleod: this article is only available to library card holders. If you are interested, ask your librarian for how to access this article.
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!
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.
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.
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.