For the Love of Books Season 2 Episode 1

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For the Love of Books is back! In this first episode of season 2, we catch up with each other and discuss all things books and entertainment! We received some listener feedback, and it was fun hearing about what everyone has been up to!  Our discussion ranges from the 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards to books we have been reading to TV series we have been watching! And, of course, we discuss the new Little Women film! We hope you enjoy this episode all about our love of books and more!

ALA Youth Media Awards (1:38)

ALA Youth Media Award Winners 2020

New Kid by Jerry Craft

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; Illustrations by Kadir Nelson

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o; Illustrations by Vashti Harrison

Special Episode 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

Books We Have Been Reading (12:29)

The Dutch House by Anne Patchett; Performed by Tom Hanks

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn B. Purvis

Epic Bike Rides of the Americas by Lonely Planet

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury

I am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller

Gospel in Life Podcast by Tim Keller: Marriage as Ministry Power

Gospel in Life Podcast by Tim Keller: Cultivating a Healthy Marriage

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmer

Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together by Kara Tippets and Jill Lynn Buteyn

Children’s Books We Are Loving (50:21)

Winter Days in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Renaee Graef

A Little Prairie House by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Renaee Graef

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; Illustrations by Jane Chapman

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson; Illustrations by Jane Chapman

The Berenstain Bears Books by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Noah and the Very Big Boat by Tim Thornborough; Illustrated by Jennifer Davison

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

Hello, Ninja by N.D. Wilson; Illustrations by Forrest Dickison

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship by Marie Kondo and Salina Yoon

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

This Is My Home, This Is My School by Jonathan Bean

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson; Illustrated by Rafael Lôpez

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Television Shows We’ve Been Watching (1:04:08)

The Outsider

Stranger Things

The Stranger

The Leftovers

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Locke and Key

Elementary

Longmire

Terrace House

Hello, Ninja

Virgin River

This Is Us

The Mandalorian

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: Rebels

The West Wing

Madam Secretary

Movies We Have Been Loving (1:30:00)

Little Women 2019 Film Review (SPOILER ALERT if you have not seen the movie) (1:36:25)

20: Invincible Louisa

Listener Feedback (1:53:14)

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Polly and Buster Series by Sally Rippin

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

The Watchmen of Port Fayt by Conrad Mason

Titan Base (Resisters Book 3) by Eric S. Nylund

Operation Inferno (Resisters Book 4) by Eric S. Nylund

Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen; Illustrations by Greg Swearingen

The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken with Greg Lewis

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Flyboys by James Bradley

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo; Illustrations by Chris Van Dusen

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Rescuers by Margery Sharp; Illustrations by Garth Williams

Other book references made during this episode:

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Locke & Key Comic Book Series by Joe Hill; Illustrations by Gabriel Rodriguez

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Illustrated by Jemima Catlin

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs

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List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

 

 

 

 

 

28: The Trumpeter of Krakow, The Matchlock Gun, and The Twenty-One Balloons

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss three Newbery medal winning books. Leah chose The Trumpeter of Krakow, winner of the 1929  medal. Mandy chose The Matchlock Gun, winner of the 1942 medal, and Lauren chose The Twenty-One Balloons, winner of the 1948 medal. We also share some book news and listener feedback. Grab a glass of lemonade and some dark chocolates and listen in to our discussion!

Book News (1:59)

Reading the Newberys Episode 4: The Crossover

The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile

Flora and Ulysses Disney + Original Movie

Because of Winn Dixie Musical

Social Media Questions (5:53)

What book has been on your TBR the longest? Why?

Jane Eyre 

My Plane Jane

Heart of Darkness

The Jungle

The Hunger Games Trilogy

A Christmas Carol

Harry Potter Series

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Chronicles of Avonlea

The Boys in the Boat

Little House on the Prairie

War and Peace

Gone with the Wind

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Middlemarch

What is your favorite independent bookstore?

Books of Wonder in NYC

Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, WI

Murder by the Book in Houston, TX

The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA

Frugal Muse in Madison, WI

The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, IL

Third Place Books in Seattle, WA

Voices Book Nook in Freeport, IL

Looking for an Independent Bookstore near you? 

How do you rate books on Goodreads?

Book Riot article: What Does a Goodreads Three Star Rating Mean to You?

Book Discussions (26:18)

Leah (26:28)

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

The Trumpeter of Krakow St. Mary’s Trumpet Call

Mandy (45:53)

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Walter D. Edmonds Wikipedia Page

New York Times Article on Walter D. Edmonds

Walter D. Edmonds ENotes

Lauren (52:31)

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

William Pene du Bois Scholastic

Krakatoa: The Great Volcanic Eruption YouTube Documentary

1883 Eruption of Krakatoa Wikipedia

Our Next Book (1:15:51)

Mandy’s Pick

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Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

27: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. It has been a while since our last episode, so we catch up a little bit and share some listener feedback. Grab some grapes and listen in to our book discussion!

Social Media Questions (4:49) 

What is your bookish guilty pleasure?

What are your favorite bookish accessories?

SJWonderlandz Etsy Shop

Book News (13:05)

Kohl’s Cares Dan Santat Books and Plush Toys

How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet

Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Hunger Games Prequel

Movie Adaptation of The One and Only Ivan coming August 14, 2020!

Amy Poehler to produce a film adaptation to The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser Book Tour

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Follow Karina Yan Glaser on Instagram @karinaisreadingandwriting

Link to pre-order Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Book Discussion (27:40)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Newbery Honor Books in 1977 (49:45)

The String and the Harp by Nancy Bond

Abel’s Island by William Steig

Our Next Books – Books from Back in the Day (50:28)

Leah’s Pick

Mandy’s Pick

Lauren’s Pick

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Link to our Book Club: 

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Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

 

 

 

The Grey King

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In our 25th episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1976 Newbery Medal The Grey King by Susan Cooper. We had mixed opinions on this Newbery book. Grab some jelly beans and a cup of tea, and listen in to our discussion to find out what we thought!

Book News (1:36)

We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines

Fabled Bookshop and Cafe

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

The Vanderbeeker’s to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Kidlit These Days by Book Riot with Karina Yan Glaser

Katherine Applegate author event in Naperville, IL on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire coming October 2019!

Social Media Question: How do you typically choose your next read? (8:48)

What Should I Read Next? Podcast

Fellow Bibliomaniacs Facebook Group

Currently Reading Podcast

Book Page

Book Riot Kids

Book Discussion (14:46)

Why ‘The Dark Is Rising’ is the Book We Need Right Now

Interview with Susan Cooper

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising Boxed Set

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

The Dark Is Rising (Book #2 in the Dark is Rising Series)

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

1976 Newbery Honor Books (55:22)

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

Our Next Book! (56:32)

Leah’s Pick

Merch! (59:45)

Link to sign up to purchase a Team Friendship Bag

Stick around after the show ends for the blooper reel! (1:02:31)

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Link to our Book Club: 

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Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

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And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Special Episode 12: 2018 Year in Review

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In this special episode of Reading the Newberys, we share our favorite (and least favorite) books we read in 2018. We also talk about our reading goals for this year, and we share some of our listener feedback! Get cozy, grab a cup of tea and some berries, and join us for this fun episode!

Books we loved in 2018 (5:01)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Elevation by Stephen King

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Becoming by Michelle Obama

My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

How to Think by Alan Jacobs

In His Image by Jen Wilkin

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

The Sister Circle by Cheryle T. Ricks

The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Emma by Jane Austen (Audible Audiobook narrated by Emma Thompson)

Books we did not love (28:28)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

JELL-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Favorite Newbery Books (43:59)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Least Favorite Newbery Books (49:41)

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Favorite Episodes of 2018 (52:56)

14: The Graveyard Book

23: Kira-Kira

19: Bud, Not Buddy

18: The One and Only Ivan

21: The Giver

16: Ginger Pye

Reading Goals (58:31)

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Reading Challenges (1:07:35)

The Reading Women Podcast 2019 Reading Challenge

Currently Reading Podcast 2019 Reading Challenge

Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019 Reading Challenge

The Unread Shelf Project 2019 or #unreadshelfproject2019 on Instagram

Currently Reading (1:12:55)

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Artisan Cake Company’s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating by Elizabeth Marek

Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson

Displaying Books Backward (1:16:01)

Would You Display Your Books Backward?

The 2019 Youth Media Awards will take place Monday, January 28 beginning 8 a.m. PT/10 a.m. CT (1:18:59)

YMA: ALA Youth Media Awards

YMA Live Webcast

I Love Libraries Facebook Page

YMA Pajama Party

Our Next Book(s) (1:21:20)

Benji’s Review of Smoky the Cow Horse on Goodreads

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

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And look for each of us on Goodreads!


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound