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Podcast 15 – 2020 January in Review

Kiss the Book podcast on Spreaker

Kiss the Book podcast on iTunes


CINDY – They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Silvera’s website

Mashable interview with Silvera

LISA – Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles

Tami Charles author website

Becoming Beatriz Book Trailer

CINDY – Goodbye From Nowhere by Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr’s website

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

LISA – Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

Author reads the first chapter

CINDY – Slay by Brittney Morris

Brittney Morris’ website 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Ready Player One


LISA – Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

LISA – Charlie Hernandez the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo

Ryan Calejo Publisher bio

CINDY – Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole

The Revenge of Magic by James Riley

Apprentice Needed by Obert Skye

LISA – My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder website

CINDY – Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

Dominique Valente’s website

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

The Fog Diver by Joel Ross

LISA – Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Eoin Colfer talks about Illegal and books

Andrew Donkin talks about Illegal

Book Trailer for Illegal

Refugee by Alan Gratz

What is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel

CINDY – The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North by Temre Belz

The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom by Temre Beltz

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

LISA – Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Magic in the Mundane – Jason Reynolds talks about Look Both Ways

Jason Reynolds Website 

Jason Reynolds reviewed by KTB

CINDY – Nightbooks by J A White

J A White Website

JA White on Youtube: 5 Scary Settings

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White

CINDY – How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish

Ali Standish’s website

Braced by Alyson Gerber

How We Roll by Natasha Friend


LISA – Animals Go To War by Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith Author website

CINDY – It Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn

Theresa Thorn podcast

Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies Roberts and Jane Heinrichs

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino 

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman

LISA – Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mir

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

CINDY – Dictionary for a Better World by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Dr. Seuss My Book About Me

Charles Waters website

Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

LISA – Trending : How and Why Stuff gets Popular by Kira Vermond

Kira Vermon’s Author Site


LISA – Albert’s Quiet Quest by Isabelle Arsenault

Quiet by Tomie dePaola

The Silence Slips in by Alison Hughes

Hush Now, Banshee by Kyle and Derek Sullivan

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

CINDY – The End of Something Wonderful by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

KidLit interview

The Funeral by Matt James

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown

LISA – Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

Can I Touch Your Hair? by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

CINDY – Lawrence: the bunny who wanted to be naked by Vern Kousky

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky

Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell

CINDY – Rita & Ralph’s Rotten Day by Carmen Agra Deedy and Pete Oswald

Library Dragon 

Yellow Star

Carmen Agra Deedy on Amazon

LISA – Riding a Donkey Backwards retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre

CINDY – Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon

LISA – The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker and Kady Denton

What a Cold Needs by Barbara Bottner


CINDY – Where’s the Narwhal? by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Arrhenius’ Website

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