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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Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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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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22: When You Reach Me

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal. As usual, we share our love for books and some book news. We also share some social media comments from our listeners! Grab some grapes and get cozy while you listen to our episode on this mystery, sci-fi middle-grade book!

For the Loves of Books (1:36)

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: This Book is a Classic by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Dungeons and Dragons Core Rules Gift Set

Book News (11:11)

The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Family Keepsake Edition) by Dr. Seuss – Barnes & Noble Exclusive

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Happy 100th Birthday Madeleine L’Engle Sweepstakes by Macmillan

If you are going to be near Grand Rapids, MI on December 1st, check out this event happening at Schuler Books! Charlotte Jones Voiklis is one of  Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughters. She co-wrote the book Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Sarah Arthur wrote A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle. –  100th Birthday Celebration for Madeleine LEngle, a conversation with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Sarah Arthur

Social Media Questions (17:42)

For Book’s Sake Podcast – Check them out! They are so fun!

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Disney Princess Cookbook

Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Eat Like a Gilmore: The 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Book Discussion of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (30:48)

Meet Author Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Science of Doctor Who

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Horse Sense by Bonnie Bryant (The Saddle Club book series)

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Newbery Honor Books in 2010 (1:05:47)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

The Evolution of Calpernia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Next Month’s Book Is… (1:08:20)

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21: The Giver

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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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20: Invincible Louisa

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We’re back! In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 1934 Newbery medal Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs. This book is the biography of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. We are excited to be back discussing books with you all! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and listen in to our discussion of one of the most beloved authors of all time!

For the Love of Books Links:

Never Winter Video Game

Amazon Link to Purchase Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Special Edition

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Young Readers Edition)

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

Flavia de Luce Series by Alan Bradley

Book News Links:

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Banned Books Week

Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids

Learning to Love Your Body Picture Book

Link to Pre-Order The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

Book Tour Schedule for Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Swing by Kwame Alexander

Links about the Newbery Author:

Corelia Meigs Website

Dartmouth Library on Cornelia Meigs

Vermont Women’s History: Cornelia Meigs

Newbery Honor Books in 1934:

The Forgotten Daughter

Swords of Steel

The ABC Bunny

The Winged Girl of Knossos

New Land

The Big Tree of Bunlahy

Glory of the Seas

The Apprentice of Florence

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