23: Kira-Kira

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2005 Newbery Medal, Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. We had some mixed reviews on this one, but before we get to our book discussion we share our book love, book news, and our favorite Christmas time books! Grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen in to this month’s episode! (Stay tuned-in after the end of the episode to hear our debate about cheesy, Christmas movies!)

For the Love of Books! (2:02)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Becoming by Michelle Obama

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Book News (11:16)

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

D&D Children’s Books Teach ABCs and 123s through the world of role-playing

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

Favorite Christmastime Books (16:26)

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

If You’re Missing Baby Jesus by Jean Gietzen

All Is Well by Frank Peretti

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

A Newbery Christmas: Fourteen Stories of Christmas by Newbery Award-winning Authors edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh

Book Discussion of Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (25:53)

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

CynthiaKadohata.com

Notable Biographies: Cynthia Kadohata

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Newbery Honor Books in 2005 (57:06)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Our Plans for Next Month (59:35)

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22: When You Reach Me

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal. As usual, we share our love for books and some book news. We also share some social media comments from our listeners! Grab some grapes and get cozy while you listen to our episode on this mystery, sci-fi middle-grade book!

For the Loves of Books (1:36)

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: This Book is a Classic by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Dungeons and Dragons Core Rules Gift Set

Book News (11:11)

The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Family Keepsake Edition) by Dr. Seuss – Barnes & Noble Exclusive

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Happy 100th Birthday Madeleine L’Engle Sweepstakes by Macmillan

If you are going to be near Grand Rapids, MI on December 1st, check out this event happening at Schuler Books! Charlotte Jones Voiklis is one of  Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughters. She co-wrote the book Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Sarah Arthur wrote A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle. –  100th Birthday Celebration for Madeleine LEngle, a conversation with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Sarah Arthur

Social Media Questions (17:42)

For Book’s Sake Podcast – Check them out! They are so fun!

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Disney Princess Cookbook

Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Eat Like a Gilmore: The 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Book Discussion of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (30:48)

Meet Author Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Science of Doctor Who

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Horse Sense by Bonnie Bryant (The Saddle Club book series)

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Newbery Honor Books in 2010 (1:05:47)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

The Evolution of Calpernia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Next Month’s Book Is… (1:08:20)

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21: The Giver

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, The Giver by Lois Lowry. This is the first book we were able to read along with our book club on Facebook, and we had some good conversations about this book with some of our listeners during the past month! We even include some of your thoughts in our discussion on the podcast! So grab some cucumbers and dark chocolate and listen along as we discuss this dystopian children’s book!

For the Love of Books Links: 

Amazon Link to the new Audible Original Drama: Emma, narrated by Emma Thompson

Amazon Link to purchase The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Amazon Link to pre-order The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Amazon Link to purchase Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

Amazon Link to purchase Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Amazon Link to purchase Assassin’s Creed Books

Amazon Link to purchase Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson has a wordless picture book coming Spring 2019!

Links about the the Newbery Author: 

Lois Lowry Offers Advice to Students

Newbery Honor Books in 1994:

Crazy Lady! by Jane Leslie Conly

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep

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20: Invincible Louisa

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We’re back! In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 1934 Newbery medal Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs. This book is the biography of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. We are excited to be back discussing books with you all! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and listen in to our discussion of one of the most beloved authors of all time!

For the Love of Books Links:

Never Winter Video Game

Amazon Link to Purchase Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Special Edition

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Young Readers Edition)

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

Flavia de Luce Series by Alan Bradley

Book News Links:

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Banned Books Week

Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids

Learning to Love Your Body Picture Book

Link to Pre-Order The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

Book Tour Schedule for Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Swing by Kwame Alexander

Links about the Newbery Author:

Corelia Meigs Website

Dartmouth Library on Cornelia Meigs

Vermont Women’s History: Cornelia Meigs

Newbery Honor Books in 1934:

The Forgotten Daughter

Swords of Steel

The ABC Bunny

The Winged Girl of Knossos

New Land

The Big Tree of Bunlahy

Glory of the Seas

The Apprentice of Florence

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Special Episode 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we discuss the recent name change of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award by the ALA and ALSC. We welcome back our very special guest, Zoey, to have a round-table discussion on this topic. This name change has evoked many passionate responses, but we were able to have a meaningful conversation on human rights, racial reconciliation, and the importance of remembering and learning from our history. We hope you will take the time to listen in on this episode.

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Links related to this episode:

American Library Association Press Release

ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Children’s Literacy Legacy Award – School Library Journal

American Libraries Defend Renaming Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – The Guardian

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Stripped from Children’s Book Award Over ‘Little House’ Depictions of Native Americans – Washington Post

ALSC Changes Name of Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – American Libraries Magazine

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – When Is It Censorship? – Intellectual Freedom Blog

What the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Name Change Means – And What It Doesn’t – Book Riot

About the Children’s Literature Legacy Award

A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrations by Renee Graef (Amazon Link)

Quote from Caddie Woodlawn that Lauren couldn’t remember:

“The fear spread like a disease, nourished on rumors and race hatred. For many years now the whites had lived at peace with the Indians of Western Wisconsin, but so great was this disease of fear that even a tavern rumor could spread it like an epidemic throughout the country.” (Caddie Woodlawn, 119)

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