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Podcast 9 – 2019 May/June in Review

2019 MAY IN REVIEW on Spreker

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LISA – I thought I Saw A Dinosaur! By Lydia Nichols- ESSENTIAL 

Lydia Nichols website 


CINDY – The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson – ESSENTIAL

Tony Wilson’s website

CINDY – Sign Off by Stephen Savage – ESSENTIAL

What to do With a Box – Jane Yolen

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Mix-It-Up by Herve Tullet

LISA – Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich – ESSENTIAL 

Book Trailer

Author website

CINDY – Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert Starling – ESSENTIAL 

Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown

CINDY – Rescuing Rialto by Lynda V. Mapes – ESSENTIAL

About Rialto

Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story by Jean Reidy

Shedd Aquarium and Luna (Pup 681)

The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson

Borrowing Bunnies by Cynthia Lord

LISA – Wish by Chris Saunders – ESSENTIAL

 Author Website

CINDY – We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and kids 

Magnolia Blog

LISA –  A Giant Man from a Tiny Town: A Story of Angus Macaskill by Tom Ryan

Author website

Illustrator website

Angus Macaskill Museum in Scotland

CINDY – Karate Kakapo by Loredana Cunti and Stacy Curtis – ESSENTIAL 

Pretzel by Margaret Rey

Rubber-Legged Ducky by John G. Keller

LISA – Ocean: Secrets of the Deep by Sabrina Weiss – ESSENTIAL

Author’s site

Publisher’s site

CINDY – The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Macri and Zanotti – ESSENTIAL

CINDY – The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk- ESSENTIAL 

The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty


LISA – Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm – ESSENTIAL 

Jennifer Holm website

LISA – Guts by Raina Telgemeier – ESSENTIAL

Raina Telgemeier website

Focused by Alyson Gerber


LISA – The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins by Gail Shepherd – ESSENTIAL 

Author website

The Not so Boring Letters of Private Nobody by Matthew Landis

CINDY – Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler – ESSENTIAL 

Carolyn Mackler website –

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm – ADVISABLE

LISA – The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage – ESSENTIAL 

Author website

CINDY – Seventh Grade Vs. The Galaxy by Joshua Levy –ESSENTIAL

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Voyagers HQ –

Game of Flames by Robin Wasserman – ADVISABLE

Bounders by Monica Tesler – ADVISABLE

LISA – The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman – ADVISABLE 

Author website

CINDY – Batting Order by Mike Lupica – ESSENTIAL 

Tim Green

LISA – A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese – ESSENTIAL

Author website


CINDY – It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah – ESSENTIAL

Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall Modern Slavery in America

Balcony on the Moon – (Palestine 1967)

LISA – Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh

Author website

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Front Desk by Kelly Yang


CINDY – Killer Style by McMahon and David

How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

They Lost Their Heads! by Carlyn Beccia


LISA – Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – ESSENTIAL 

Author website

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston – ADVISABLE

CINDY – The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

Barnes’ Website –

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

I am Still Alive by Kate Marshall

LISA – I, Claudia by Mary McCoy 

Author website

CINDY – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Ash by Malinda Lo

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