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10 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Special 25: Sharing a New Project With You
*tap tap* Is this thing on? It's been an unexpectedly long hiatus but while I consider what this show will look like in the future I invite you to listen to Episode 1 of a new project my kid and I cooked up together. Stay in touch!
16 minutes | May 26, 2019
E121 The Missing Episode
21 minutes | May 10, 2019
E127 Raising Readers
21 minutes | May 2, 2019
E126 Me and Indie Bookstores
34 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
E125 I Learned About Poetry the Wrong Way (and so did you)
29 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
E124 My Journey With Graphic Novels
13 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
E123 Reading About Bad Guys
30 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
E122: Reading, Writing, and the F Word - Faith
40 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
E120: Reading Goals....to have or not to have
Today's Book Recommendation You Didn't Ask For is Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle Other books discussed today: Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Soul of Baseball: a road trip through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posanski Called to Create by Jordan Raynor My #theunreadshelfproject2019 picks (that I know about now): February: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen March On Writing: a memoir of the craft by Stephen King April What is Poetry? the essential guide to reading and writing poems by Michael Rosen May The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne June Imagined London by Anna Quindlen July something from the Virago/Beacon Travelers series October You Can't Win by Jack Black Find #theundreadshelfproject2019 at instagram.com/theunreadshelf
8 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
E119: Bring on Season 3!
New style for a new phase of the show! Featuring a recap of nErDCamp Bellingham 2019 and today's Book Recommendation You Didn't Ask For: Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack.
24 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
Special #24: 24 Books of Advent Part 4
Join the conversation on Instagramand Goodreads! Today's books on the Advent theme of "Love" are: Christmas in America by Nancy S. Grant. Crescent Books, 1991. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: a Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Lisa Brown. McSweeney's Books, 2007. Mince Pie and Mistletoe by Phyllis McKinley, illustrated by Harold Berson. J.B. Lippincott Company, 1959. Come Let Us Adore Him by Robert J. Morgan. Thomas Nelson, 2005. The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree by Amye Rosenberg. Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas: an Austin family story by Madeline L'Engle, illustrated by Joe DeVelasco. Harold Shaw Publishers, 1984.
15 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Special #23: 24 Books of Advent Part 3
Join the book conversation over on Instagramand Goodreads! Today's books on the Advent theme "Joy" are: It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon. The Blue Sky Press, 2010. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer. Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1993. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Janet Samuel. WorthyKids/Ideals, 2011. The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell, illustrated by Sergio Leone. Watertower Books, 1962. A Child is Born by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Jump at the Sun Hyperion Books for Children, 2003. Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don and Audrey Wood. The Blue Sky Press, 2003.
31 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Special #22: 24 Books of Advent Part 2
The conversation continues on Goodreads and Instagram! Today's books on the Christmas theme of peace are: Santa Clauses: short poems from the North Pole by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chuck Groenink. Carolrhoda Books, 2014. Winter Lights: a season in poems and quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Greenwillow Books, 2005. Amazing Peace: a Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou. Random House, 2005. A Different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley. Doubleday, 1988. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot, illustrated by Ruth Brown. St. Martins Press, 1986. Refuge by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher. Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015.
26 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
Special #21: 24 Books of Advent Part 1
Today's books: The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien. George Allen & Unwin, 1976. Santa's Crash-Bang Christmas by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Tomie DePaola. Xerox Education Publications, 1977. Frosty the Snow Man retold by Annie North Bedford, illustrated by Corinne Malvern. Western Publishing, Inc., 1977 (28th Printing.) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Barbara Shook Hazen, illustrated by Richard Scarry. Western Publishing, Inc., 1976. Santa's Toy Shop, adapted by Al Dempster, illustrations by the Walt Disney Studio. Western Publishing, Inc., 1980 (22nd Printing.) The Polar Express, written and illustrated by Chris van Allsburg. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. Other Notes: Hay-on-Wye, Wales's City of Books
27 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
E118: The BSC is You and Me
Today's books are: The Baby-Sitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin. Scholastic, 1986-2000 Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2003. Other books mentioned on today's episode: Harry: a history by Melissa Anelli. Penguin Group, 2008. Dear Genius: the letters of Ursula Nordstrom, edited by Leonard S. Marcus. HarperCollins, 2000. (my apologies for my mistake in the episode. Ursula Nordstrom was with Harper & Row, not Random House.) I'll Get There. It Better be Worth the Trip by John Donovan. Harper & Row, 1969. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982. Geography Club by Brent Hartinger. HarperCollins, 2003. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Dutton Books, 2010. Other Things Discussed Today: Scholastic Book Orders The Baby-Sitters Club Movie Ann M. Martin "The Gay YA" book recommendations website Banned Books Week Baby-Sitters Graphic Novels Raina Telgemeier The Bechdel Test The Baby-Sitters Club Club Podcast Please Find Me on Social Media! Goodreads Twitter Instagram Facebook
32 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
E117: Anne of Green Gables Part 5
Today's books are: Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. McClelland and Stewart, 1921. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Random House, 2016. Other things discussed today: Hardcore History podcast The War Poets at Westminster Abbey John McRae The text of "The Piper" from The Blythes are Quoted
30 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
E116: Anne of Green Gables Part 4
Today's books are: Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery. McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart, 1917. Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace. Thomas Y Crowell Co., 1955. Other things discussed today: Episode 112, when we first talked about Betsy A list of the Betsy books The "Anne With an E" TV series. The 1980s Kevin Sullivan Anne miniseries Nancy Pearl, rock star librarian Tammy Duckworth and her newborn daughter in the U.S. Senate
30 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
E115: Anne of Green Gables Part 3
Today's books are: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. L.C. Page & Co., 1915. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Roberts Brothers, 1868-1869. Other things discussed today: #12daysofannestagram on Instagram ProposalGate! Who copied who? Here's a blog post on the topic or skip right to the video (bad quality.) Louisa May Alcott as covered by The History Chicks Some wild speculation on the men in Louisa May Alcott's life. Tune in next episode for Anne's House of Dreams with Betsy's Wedding by Maude Hart Lovelace.
22 minutes | Jun 26, 2018
E114: Anne of Green Gables Part 2
Today's books are: Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. L.C. Page & Company, 1909. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage. Avon Books, Inc., 1997. Other things discussed today: #12daysofannestagram The history of Oprah's book club. Camp Nanowrimo
33 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
E113: Anne of Green Gables Part 1
Today's books are: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. L.C. Page & Company, 1908 Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery. Frederick A. Stokes, 1923. Other things discussed today: #12daysofannestagram Instagram accounts @carrottoppapershop and @thebooksellersdaughter The History Chicks episode on L.M. Montgomery Anne movies: the 1919 silent film, the 1934 film (yes, that actress did change her name to "Anne Shirley" for the role, and the 1985 miniseries. The Anne of Green Gables musical. The newest graphic novel version. The new TV series "Anne With an E" The TV series "Road to Avonlea" Is Emily in the public domain? It was published in 1923. If you can decipher this chart to tell, you're smarter than I am. "The Alpine Path" and the poem that inspired both L.M. Montgomery and Emily.
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