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