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Podcast 13 – 2019 November in Review

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LISA- Everybody Needs a Buddy by Ellen Jackson, Maddie Frost- ESSENTIAL

Ellen Jackson’s website

Octopuses One to Ten by Ellen Jackson

Hello, Farm! by Maddie Frost

Maddie Frost’s website

LISA- Art This Way by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford- ESSENTIAL

These Colors are Bananas by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin

Find Colors by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford

A Pile of Leaves by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin

Whitney Museum

Tamara Shopsin’s website


CINDY – Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins – ESSENTIAL

Ryan T. Higgin’s website

Mother Bruce movie trailer

LISA- Hey, Dog by Tony Johnston – ESSENTIAL

Charlesbridge author page for Tony Johnston

Spencer and Vincent: The Jellyfish Brothers by Tony Johnston

A Small Thing… But Big by Tony Johnston

Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer

CINDY – I’m Not Millie by Mark Pett – ESSENTIAL

This is My Book! (and no one else) by Mark Peet

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

Mark Pett’s on Twitter 

LISA- Milton and Odie and the Bigger-than-Bigmouth Bass by Mary Ann Fraser – ESSENTIAL

Maryann Fraser’s Website

Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call by Mary Ann Fraser

Other Books on Growth Mindset:

Lights, Camera, Carmen! by Anika Denise

When Angels Sing by Michael Mahin

CINDY – What is a Refugee? by Elisa Gravel – ESSENTIAL

Elise Gravel on Goodreads

The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Macri and Zanotti

The Banana-Leaf Ball by Katie Milway

LISA –  Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen By Beth Mills – ESSENTIAL

Beth Mills from publisher’s website

Beth Mills author website

Other books about Emotions: 

Some Days By Karen Kaufman Orloff

My Big Bad Monster by A. N. Kang

Mad, Mad Bear! by Kimberly Gee

CINDY – Sunny Day: A celebration of the Sesame Street theme song – ESSENTIAL

Sesame Street – YouTube

LISA- The Boy and the Bear by Tracey Corderoy with Sarah Massini – ESSENTIAL

The One-Stop Story Shop by Tracey Corderoy

Tracey Corey’s Website

CINDY – Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe – ESSENTIAL

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison

Author Interview

Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

LISA- A Fall Ball for All by Jamie A. Swenson and Chiara Fedele – ESSENTIAL

Author’s website

Illustrator’s website

CINDY – Elbow Grease vs Motozilla by John Cena and Howard McWilliam – ESSENTIAL

Elbow Grease by John Cena

Tractor Mac: Save Christmas by Billy Steers

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Rinker


CINDY – Gross as a Snot Otter by Jess Keating and David DeGrand – ESSENTIAL

Jess Keating on Twitter 

David DeGrand website

LISA- Animals are People Too – ADVISABLE

Imprint’s page for Animals are People, Too.  Take a look at some of the photographs.

CINDY – Skulls! By Blair Thornburgh and Scott Campbell – ESSENTIAL

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty

East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn Eversole

Zombie in Love: 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio

LISA- Bugs Don’t Hug : Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids by Heather L. Montgomery – ADVISABLE

Heather Montgomery’s author website

Montgomery talks about Bugs don’t Hug

CINDY – This is Baby by Jimmy Fallon and Miguel Ordonez – ESSENTIAL

Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon

Late Night on Youtube

CINDY – Overview YRE by Benjamin Grant and Sandra Markle – ESSENTIAL

Overview Website

Sandra Markle on KTB

Sandra Markle’s blog


  1. LISA- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – ESSENTIAL

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Aleander’s website

Kwame Alexander reading from the original, but the poem is also in the graphic novel

Kwame Alexander on Kiss the Book


CINDY – Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell – ESSENTIAL

The Game Masters of Garden Place by Denis Markell 

Hamster-Saurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell

Tracy Hickman Dragonlance books

LISA- Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – ESSENTIAL

Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s author website watch the trailer for the book here

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

CINDY – The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy – ESSENTIAL

Maulik Pancholy on Instagram

Stand By Me label on KTB

LISA-  Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee – ESSENTIAL

Author’s link to her book


LISA- Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson – ESSENTIAL

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

CINDY – The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan – ESSENTIAL

Wikipedia article about the characters in the novels

LISA- When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn – HIGH

Book Trailer for When the Ground is Hard  

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

CINDY –  100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons – HIGH

Abbie Emmon’s Youtube channel

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

LISA-  Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson – HIGH

Abigail Johnson talks about her new book 

CINDY – The Toll by Neal Shusterman – ESSENTIAL

Shusterman on Instagram

Unwind – Neal Shusterman

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Program by Suzanne Young

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