30: Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina! We also share some book news and listener feedback! So grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen to our discussion of this heartwarming book!

Book News (1:23)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile 

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo 

Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection (October 22)

Quiz! Are You a Raymie, a Louisiana, or a Beverly? 

Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

The Queen Bee and Me by Gillian McDunn (March 2020)

Friend or Fiction by Abby Cooper

Charlotte’s Web audio book coming October 29, 2019!

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss and Andrew Joyner

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Anderson’s Bookshop

National Novel Writing Month!

Social Media Questions (21:23)

If you could meet any living author in person, who would it be? 

What do you do if you come across a word you don’t know while you’re reading? Do you look it up or just carry on? 

Book Discussion (26:10)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Meg Medina Wiki

https://megmedina.com/

http://theauthorvillage.com/presenters/meg-medina/

Hispanic Heritage Month

2019 Newbery Honor Books (45:03)

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Our Next book! (45:48)

Lauren’s Pick

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Link to our Discussion Group: 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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Link to our Discussion Group: 

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

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)
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

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

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)
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

 

 

 

For the Love of Books Episode 2

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Star Wars, fairy tales, fantasy, delightful middle-grade fiction, devotionals, travel guides, and going green! Grab a diet A&W root beer (or whatever beverage you prefer) and sit back and listen to our current book love as well as some book love from a few of our listeners.  We love hearing from you all, so please email us or message us on social media to share your book love!

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Star Wars Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

Star Wars Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Lauren gets confused and says this is a book about the San Francisco Library fire, but it is actually the Los Angeles Library)

Compost City by Rebecca Louie

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott

Searching for Spring by Christine Hoover

Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson

A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia

Up in the Leaves by Shira Boss

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Listen to us on: 

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Links to our Book Club: 

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

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/890651-team-friendship-reads

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

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

 

 

For the Love of Books Episode 1

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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!

3:06 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

7:43 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

11:55 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

15:08 – Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover

18:09 – Bread Baking for Beginners by Bonnie Ohara

Listen to us on: 

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Links to our Book Club: 

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

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/890651-team-friendship-reads

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

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