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!
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!
In this first episode of For the Love of Books, the girls of Team Friendship share their current bookish love. We’d love to have you listen in to our conversation and get some fun book recommendations. Grab some jelly beans or a loaf of bread and get cozy as you listen to us share our love of books! We want to hear your book love as well! Please email us or message us on social media to share the books you’ve been loving!
In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys we discuss the 1936 Newbery Medal winner Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink! Grab a grande cup of coffee and a bag of Snickers and journey back with us to life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860’s!
Mandy takes a break from her vacation to record this episode with us.
We share what books we have been reading and are currently reading.
Mandy shares her experience trying to find Caddie Woodlawn at Barnes and Noble.
Team Friendship sells the Newberys?
We discover that Leah’s information on Carole Ryrie Brink is not quite accurate.
Team Friendship field trip to Caddie Woodlawn’s Farm!!!
We discuss how the themes in this book are very advanced for it’s time.
Mandy’s review of this book: “It has a good flow.”
Snapshots of childhood
Turkey for days!
Lauren shares her true feelings about Caddie’s mom
We need more men like Caddie’s dad
Caddie’s kindness and selflessness toward the Native Americans
There is more than one way to be a lady
Dealing with the loss of a sibling/child
Kindness toward younger siblings
Racism and what can happen when we allow fear to foster hatred
Dealing with stress as a child
When our help is not actually helpful/attempting to “American-ize” the rest of the world
Lauren is intimidated by technology
More technology = less privacy
This book gets two fist bumps from Mandy
Comparing Caddie Woodlawn to The Little House on the Prairie and American Girl books.
Lauren lists the Newbery Honor books from 1936 that lost to Caddie Woodlawn.
We announce our next book! This book is our first listener recommendation!