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Podcast 10 – 2019 July in Review

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1. CINDY – Get me Out of This Book by Dakos and Cholette – ESSENTIAL

Kalli Dakos Website

Sara Infante Website

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watts

2. LISA – Quiet by Tomie dePaola – ESSENTIAL 

Book Trailer  

Interview about Quiet (and dePaola’s books about the Saints)

3. CINDY – Give Me Back My Bones! By Kim Norman and Bob Kolar – ESSENTIAL

Thunder Pug by Kim Norman

Kim Norman Website 

Alphaoops! H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis

The Little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler

Bob Kolar Website

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler

4. LISA – The Wild Wombat by Udo Weigelt – ESSENTIAL

5. CINDY – Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! By Cori Doerrfeld – ESSENTIAL 

Cori Doerrfeld Website

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

6. LISA – Music for Mister Moon by Philip C. Stead – ESSENTIAL

Erin Stead’s Mister Moon webpage

7. CINDY – The Last Peach by Gus Gordon – ESSENTIAL

Gus Gordon’s website

8. LISA – If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin – ESSENTIAL

Sterling Publisher’s book trailer

Simona Ceccarelli youtube illustrating demo


9. CINDY – Homes in the Wild by Lita Judge – ESSENTIAL

Red Sled by Lita Judge – ESSENTIAL

10. LISA – Growing Season by Maryann Cocca-Leffler – ESSENTIAL

Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s blog

11. CINDY – Go For the Moon by Chris Gall – ESSENTIAL

Other books by Chris Gall

Chris Gall’s website

12. LISA – On the Playground : Our First Talk About Prejudice by Dr. Jillian Roberts – ESSENTIAL

Publisher’s book website 

13. CINDY – Moth: An Evolution Story by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egneus – ESSENTIAL

Isabel Thomas’ website

Outrageous Animal Adaptations by Michael J. Rosen

Shell, Beak, Tusk by Bridget Heos


14. LISA – Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke – ESSENTIAL 

Publisher’s book trailer

Beehive 2020 Nominees

15. CINDY – Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos – ESSENTIAL

Nicole Panteleakos’ website

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Sara Lost and Found by Virginia Cattleman

Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder

16. LISA The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle – ESSENTIAL

Publisher’s book trailer  

17. CINDY – Skyjacked by Paul Griffin – ESSENTIAL

Paul Griffin’s website

The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

I am Still Alive by Kate Marshall

Amazon – Deathwatch by Robb White

18. LISA – New Kid by Jerry Craft – ESSENTIAL

Author talk with Jerry Craft

Teaching Guide from the Publisher

19. CINDY – Allies by Alan Gratz – ESSENTIAL

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

20. LISA – Small Spaces by Katherine Arden – ESSENTIAL 

Katherine Arden’s website

Nightmares! by Segel and Miller

The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn 

21. CINDY – The Revenge of Magic by James Riley – ESSENTIAL

James Riley’s Website

Story Thieves by James Riley

Once Upon the End by James Riley

James Riley Interview

Revenge of Magic Book Trailer

22. LISA –The Giver adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell – ESSENTIAL

Interview with Lois Lowry

23. CINDY – Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor – ESSENTIAL

Nnedi Okorafor’s website

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Schooled in Magic list


24. LISA There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – HIGH

Sandy Menon’s website

More “kiss me” reviews on KTB  

25. CINDY – The Lonely Dead by April Henry – ADVISABLE

April Henry’s website

More books by April Henry

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Mediator series by Meg Cabot

26. LISA Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card – ADVISABLE

27. CINDY – I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn – ESSENTIAL

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

North of Beautiful by Justina Headley

28. LISA The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina – ADVISABLE

Publisher’s trailer

29. CINDY – Take the Mic edited by Bethany C. Morrow – HIGH

Bethany C. Morrow’s website

Samira Ahmed’s website

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Undaunted Book List

30. LISA Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong – HIGH

Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Simon and Schuster author page

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