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Podcast 14 – 2019 December in Review

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  1. LISA – Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale by Lynne Marie – ESSENTIAL

Book Preview on youtube

Lynn Marie Author’s site 

David Rodrigues Lorenzo illustrator’s site

  1. CINDY – One Snowy Morning by Kevin Tseng and Dana Wulfekotte – ESSENTIAL

Kevin Tseng’s Instagram

Dana Wulfekotte’s Instagram

Dana Wulfekotte’s website

  1. LISA – Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond ESSENTIAL

February 14-17 2020  Great Backyard Birdcount

Susan Edwards Richmond Author’s Site 

Stephanie Fizer Coleman Illustrator’s Site

  1. CINDY – Bad Dog by Mike Boldt – ESSENTIAL

Attack of the 50-foot Fluffy by Mike Boldt 

A Tiger Tail by Mike Boldt 

Mike Boldt’s Website

  1. LISA – Straw by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon – ESSENTIAL

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Author’s Site

Scott Magoon illustrator’s Site

  1. CINDY – Chicken Break: A Counting Book by Cate Berry and Charlotte Adler – ESSENTIAL

Cate Berry’s website

Charlotte Alder on Goodreads

Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers 

  1. LISA – Explorers by Matthew Cordell – ESSENTIAL

Matthew Cordell author’s site

King Alice by Matthew Cordell 

First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick 

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell 

  1. CINDY – Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson – ESSENTIAL

Cale Atkinson’s Website

Unicorns on Kiss the Book Jr.

  1. LISA – The Many Colors of Harpereet Singh by Supriya Kelkar – ESSENTIAL

Supriya Kelkar author’s site

Alea Marley illustrator’s site

  1. CINDY – This is Not That Kind of Book by Christopher Healy and Ben Mantle – ESSENTIAL

Christopher Healey’s website


  1. LISA – King of the Tightrope : When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara written by Donna Janell Bowman – ESSENTIAL

Photographs of Blondin 

Donna Janell Bowman author’s site

Adam Gustavson illustrator’s site

  1. CINDY – Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex and Laurie Keller – ESSENTIAL

Adam Rex’s website

Adam Rex reviews on Kiss the Book

Laurie Keller’s website

Do Unto Otters – Laurie Keller

  1. LISA – How Many? by Christopher Danielson- ESSENTIAL

Christopher Danielson author’s site – Talking Math with Kids

Math Book Magic

  1. CINDY – Forgotten Beasts : Amazing Creatures that Once Roamed the Earth by Matt Sewell – ESSENTIAL

Matt Sewell on Goodreads

The Colorful World of Dinosaurs by Matt Sewell 


  1. LISA – BECOMING RBG Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice

Debbie Levy author site

March by John Lewis

I am Ghandi by Brad Meltzer

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

  1. LISA – QUEEN OF THE SEA by Dylan Meconis 

Dylan Meconis author’s site


  1. CINDY – Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson – ESSENTIAL

Renee Watson’s website

Renee Watson on Kiss the Book

  1. LISA – More to the Story by Hena Khan – ESSENTIAL

Hena Khan author’s website

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Night of the Moon by Hena Khan

Publisher’s site with resources

  1. CINDY – The Beast by Ally Condie and Brenden Reichs – ESSENTIAL

The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs

Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale

Nightmares! by Segel and Miller

  1. LISA – The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart – ESSENTIAL

Other Books about Grieving:

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

  1. CINDY – Night of Dangers by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos – ESSENTIAL

The Adventurer’s Guild Website

Have Sword Will Travel by Nix and Williams

Adventurers Wanted series by Matt Forbeck 

  1. LISA – The Year We Fell From Space, by Amy Sarig King – ESSENTIAL

Youtube author talk

Amy Sarig King author’s site 

Please Ignore Vera Dietz (Printz Honor)

Divorce: Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

  You Go First by Erin Estrada Kelly

Blended by Sharon M. Draper


  1. CINDY – The Art of Disney Costuming by Jeff Kurtti – GIFT
  2. CINDY – The Disney Christmas Card by Jeff Kurtii – GIFT

Jeff Kurtii’s Website


  1. LISA – White Bird by R.J. Palacio – ESSENTIAL

PBS Interview from the National Book Festival 

  1. CINDY – American Royals by Katharine McGee – OPTIONAL

The Selection by Kiera Cass – OPTIONAL

  1. LISA – The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good – AVERAGE
  1. CINDY – Tamba: Child Soldier by Marion Achard and Yann Degruel – ESSENTIAL

Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

Child Soldier by Jessica Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine

The Stars at Oktober Bend

  1. LISA – We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal –OPTIONAL

Hafsah Faizal author’s site

Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

  1. CINDY – The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young – HIGH

13 Little Blue Envelopes

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

It Takes Time label on Kiss the Book

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