About This Show
A weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. New episodes Saturdays at 1:30 pm Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
Writing About What You Love
6 days ago
Book Inspiration (3:44)
For the most part, people stick to what they know …. and that includes authors! Young Adult novelist Patrice Kindl talks to Rachel Wadham today on Worlds Awaiting about how her writing is influenced by what she knows and loves. Kindl is frequently inspired by people she knows and life around her. And, you’re certain to discover in the course of the conversation, an author who immerses herself deeply in the water of life – from humor to people to pets, and, of course, the drama of great fiction. Kindl is author of a number of award-winning novels including GOOSE CHASE; KEEPING THE CASTLE; A SCHOOL FOR BRIDES, and, her most recent, DON’T YOU TRUST ME? Patrice Kindl has shared her home in upstate New York with monkeys, parrots, cats, dogs, reptiles and small mammals, as well as the occasional bird of prey, and, one son and a very indulgent husband.
Book Review: The Night Gardener (23:25)
Next, Gene Nelson, director of the Provo, Utah Library, reviews a picture book titled, “The Night Gardener” by the Fan brothers (Terry and Eric Fan of Toronto, Canada). The story begins with young William’s discovery of a wonderful surprise – that will transform his dreary neighborhood. Gene Nelson has participated on many local, regional, and national committees that support the literacy aims of libraries, schools, teachers, parents, and mentors, including the Caldecott committee in 2000 and in 2010. He teaches children’s literature classes at BYU. We’ll look forward to more young reader book reviews from other librarians in the future. Also, for a full collection of Worlds Awaiting book reviews, you can check our special Book Review Website.