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

Our personal contact info: 

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

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

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

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

24: Skates, Thimbles, Courage

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss three Newbery Medal winning books: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer, Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright, and Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry. Lauren, Leah, and Mandy each chose a different book to read, and they each share their review of these winners from 1937, 1939, and 1941. Grab a bowl of grapes and listen in to this episode!

Book News (1:34)

When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner

Book Trailer for When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner

Another by Christian Robinson

A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

Beverly Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Raymie Nightingale Three Book Collection Boxed Set by Kate DiCamillo

Social Media Question: Name a book you like that is set in winter (12:20)

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Where the Red Fern Grows

Book Reviews (17:01)

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Our Next Book (38:09)

Our next book!

Merch! (41:26)

Link to sign up to purchase a Team Friendship Bag!

Listen to us on: 

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Link to our Book Club: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamfriendshipbookclub/

Our personal contact info: 

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

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

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

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

Listen to us on: 

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Link to our Book Club: 

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Our personal contact info: 

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

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

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

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

 

 

21: The Giver

The Giver

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

Listen to us on: 

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Link to our Book Club: 

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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://www.instagram.com/Graciefirstborn/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!


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

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

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