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

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

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

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

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19: Bud, Not Buddy

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2000 Newbery medal, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. From homelessness to jazz music—this book piqued our curiosity and inspired us to research several aspects of the Great Depression. Grab some red pop, a mustard and baloney sandwich, and some Twizzlers and listen in on our conversation about this book full of history, heartbreak, adventure, and family.

Links related to this episode:

Thai Cave Rescue Children’s Book

Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood

Dad creates Zombie children’s books

All You Need Is Love Illustrated Children’s Book

Christopher Paul Curtis Biography

The PBS News Hour Christopher Curtis Bud, Not Buddy

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Book Review: Children of the Great Depression

*Amazon link to pre-order Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

*Amazon link to pre-order We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Pullman Porters

Five Things to Know about Pullman Porters

Jazz Music in the 1930s

Life for the Average Family During the Great Depression

Impact of the Great Depression on Children and Adolescents

Adoption During the Great Depression

Sports and Entertainment During the Great Depression

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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!


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18: The One and Only Ivan

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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.

Links related to this episode:

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

John Williams’s Film Music by Emilio Audissino

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

Just Being Jackie by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

The Button War by Avi

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess – to be released October 2, 2018

The Write Thing by Kwame Alexander – to be released July 2018

Flora & Ulysses Disney Streaming Service

Publisher’s Weekly Q&A with Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Acceptance Speech

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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!


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Special Episode 8: We Review Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

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In this special episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we share our thoughts on Disney’s film adaptation of the 1963 Newbery medal winner A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This episode does contain potential spoilers, so listen at your own risk.

Team Friendship Wrinkle in Time

Links related to this episode:

The Gospel Coalition Article by Rebecca McLaughlin – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/wrinkle-time-surprisingly-flat/ 

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Stitcher

Google Play

Our personal contact info: 

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

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

Lauren Keen – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Also look for each of us on Goodreads!


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14: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys we discuss the 2009 Newbery Medal winner The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. This book is a little creepy, and a few of us were not sure about it at first. But we all ended up loving this book. Before we get into our book discussion, we take some time to discuss Matt de la Peña’s article “Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children from Darkness” and Kate DiCamillo’s response. We hope you enjoy this episode! Please send us your thoughts! We love to hear from our listeners!

Show Notes:

  • Team Friendship is moving to Guernsey! (Not really, but we want to)
  • Granddaughters may not be children, but they are still offspring.
  • Matt de la Peña is not really our friend, but we wish he were.
  • New Scholastic 20th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series with new cover illustrations by Brian Selznick = more of our money spent on Harry Potter merchandise.
  • Mandy doesn’t know how to pronounce Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Lauren doesn’t know how to abbreviate Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Kwame Alexander is AWESOME!
  • ALA YMA are coming soon!
  • We discuss Matt de la Peña’s article “Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children from Darkness” and Kate DiCamillo’s response.
  • Everyone needs to read Love by Matt de la Peña and Loren Long!
  • The importance of kids seeing themselves in children’s books.
  • We need some tissues during this part of the episode.
  • Leah finds a way to bring up Adam Driver during our discussion.
  • The importance of art. “Art puts our feelings into something we can see.” –Leah
  • More tissues!
  • Leah tells us how Neil Gaiman won both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book.
  • Team Friendship is moving to Minneapolis now.
  • One of Neil’s favorite authors is Edgar Allen Poe…surprise, surprise.
  • Librarians are not babysitters.
  • Neil and Doctor Who
  • You are a good writer, Neil!
  • Leah is not a fan of the opening scene of this book.
  • Lauren loved the book so much that she listened to the audiobook version after reading the book.
  • “Spirits of the People”
  • Lauren brags about figuring out the mystery of Silas because she completely missed the revelation of Jack at the end of the book.
  • The sleer scene upsets Lauren so much she drops her notes.
  • Lauren makes a connection between the ghouls and The Two Towers.
  • We dig deep into the history of the Dance Macabre.
  • Lauren shares here crazy theory about the brotherhood of the Jacks.
  • We get a bit biblical.
  • Letting go of childhood
  • Life and Death
  • Is this book appropriate for kids?
  • “Life things”
  • Public school vs. Private school
  • Mandy shares some of her favorite quotes from the book.
  • Leah announces our next book.
  • We beg for some iTunes reviews.

Links related to this episode:

Amazon link to purchase The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – http://amzn.to/2BdEW3k

Amazon link to purchase Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – http://amzn.to/2GWqwVS

Amazon link to purchase The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser – http://amzn.to/2C0nfRA

Lauren’s review of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Streethttps://teamfriendshippodcast.com/2018/01/23/the-vanderbeekers-of-141st-street/

Amazon link to purchase The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Borrows – http://amzn.to/2nHE9jH

Becoming Madeleine: a Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle In Time by Her Granddaughters https://www.madeleinelengle.com/books/melanges/becoming-madeleine-a-biography-of-the-author-of-a-wrinkle-in-time-by-her-granddaughters/

Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have a new book coming soon – http://mattdelapena.com/carmela-full-of-wishes-press-release/

“Award-winning artist Brian Selznick will be illustrating seven new covers for Scholastic to celebrate 20 years since the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”  – http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/press-release/scholastic-publish-new-editions-celebrate-20th-anniversary-harry-potter-and-sorcerers-

Kwame Alexander to head new imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/75946-hmh-taps-kwame-alexander-to-head-new-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=5aae2e2441-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-5aae2e2441-304466701

Katherine Applegate has a new book coming out soon – http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2018/01/cover-reveal-endling-last-by-katherine.html

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards will be announced on February 12 – http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards

“Affiliates Excited to Share Stage at ALA’s ‘Oscars'” – http://www.slj.com/2018/02/industry-news/affiliates-excited-share-stage-alas-oscars/

Matt de la Peña’s article – http://time.com/5093669/why-we-shouldnt-shield-children-from-darkness/?xid=homepage

Kate DiCamillo’s response – http://time.com/5099463/kate-dicamillo-kids-books-sad/

Matt de la Peña reads Love – https://www.facebook.com/matt.delapena.5/videos/10156780770815021/?fref=mentions

Neil Gaiman – http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Neil_Gaiman

Neil Gaiman on his writing journey for The Graveyard Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eJW63DiZh4&feature=youtu.be

Neil Gaiman inside The Graveyard Bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1bISlZv220&feature=youtu.be

Colbert Report interview with Neil Gaiman – http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ck0fd5/the-colbert-report-neil-gaiman

Neil Gaiman: Three books that have changed his life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDl4RQuQYg&feature=youtu.be

Our personal contact info: 

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

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

Lauren Keen – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Also look for each of us on Goodreads!


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