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PODCAST 18: 2020 April in Review #1

Kiss the Book on Spreaker

Kiss the Book on iTunes


LISA – Snakes on a Train by Kathryn Dennis

Kathryn Dennis’ Website

Roar, Roar, Growl, Growl : Sounds from the Jungle by Jennifer Shand

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker


CINDY – A is for Another Rabbit by Hannah Batsel

Hannah Batsel on Instagram

Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book

LISA – Fairy Science by Ashley Spires

Ashley Spires’ Website

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Larf by Ashley Spires

Small Saul by Ashley Spires

CINDY – A Wave of Stars by Dolores Brown and Sonja Wimmer

Sonja Wimmer on KTBjr.

I Love My Purse by Belle DeMont and Sonja Wimmer

LISA – Everything You by Elizabeth McPike

About Elizabeth McPike

Jay Fleck’s Website

I Love You Little One by Holly Surplice

I Will Always Be Your Bunny by Frances Gilbert, Julianna Swaney

I Love You All Year Through by Stephanie Stansbie and Mason

CINDY – Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story by Richard Phillips and Eric Zelz

Eric Zelz article

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

This Book Will Not Be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap

LISA – A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule

Larissa Theule’s Website

Sara Palacios’ Website

Once Upon a Garden: Sophie’s Shell by Jo Rooks

The Bear Must Go On by Dev Petty

CINDY – Diggersaurs Explore by Michael Whaite 

Diggersaurs by Michael Whaite

Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming

Elbow Grease by John Cena

LISA – Puma Dreams by Tony Johnston

Tony Johnston’s Website

About Jim LaMarche

Hey, Dog by Tony Johnston

Spencer and Vincent: The Jellyfish Brothers by Tony Johnston

A Small Thing… But Big by Tony Johnston

CINDY – Max + Xam by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar

Ariane on Instagram


LISA – Rice by Hongcheng Yu

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean by Sigrid Schmalzer

We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and kids

CINDY – Play Like an Animal! by Maria Gianferrari and Mia Powell

Maria Gianferrari’s Website

Gianferrari on KTB

Mia Powell on Instagram

Animals Do, Too! How They Behave Just Like You by Kaner

Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward

LISA – Clarence’s Big Secret by Christine MacGregor Cation, Roy MacGregor, and Mathilde Cinq-Mars

Mathilde Cinq-Mars’ Website

Ghost Girl by Delia Ray

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner

CINDY – The No-Plastic Challenge by Scot Ritchie

Scot Ritchie on KTBjr

Scot Ritchie on KTB

Jillian Roberts on KTBjr

LISA – The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Rita Hubbard’s Website

Rita Hubbard Interview

Hammering for Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Oge Mora’s Website

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

CINDY – The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins and Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull’s Website

Kathleen Krull on KTB

Kathleen Krull on KTBjr

Fartiste by Kathleen Krull

One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

The World is Not a Rectangle by Jeanette Winter


LISA – Alien Nate by Dave Whamond

Dave Whamond’s Website

Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond

More Dave Hammond Books

CINDY – Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico

The Runaway Princess by Johan Troianowski

Hilo the Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick


LISA – Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron

Rena Barron’s Website

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

CINDY – Winterborne Home of Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

Ally Carter on Instagram

Buy Ally Carter Gear!

The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit by Octavia Spencer

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman

Poached by Stuart Gibbs

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

LISA – The Book of Fatal Errors by Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater’s Website

The Bus 57 by Dashka Slater

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Goblins in the Castle by Bruce Coville

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

CINDY – Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody

Shelf Queens Interview on the Podcast

If I Were You by Leslie Margolis

Art of the Swap by Asselin and Malone

Books Like Freaky Friday on Goodreads

Freaky Friday movie (2003)

Freaky Friday movie (1976)

LISA – Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings by Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone’s Website

The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh

A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

CINDY – Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli’s website

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

LISA – Maker Comics : Draw a Comic! by JP Coovert

Maker Comics series on KTB

JP Coovert’s Website

Charlie Joe Jackson Books on KTB

The Drawing Lesson by Mark Crilley

CINDY – The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

Interview with India Hill Brown

Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn

The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn 

Thornhill by Pam Smy

The Griffins of Castle Cary by Heather Shumaker


LISA – Once Upon an Eid edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai


CINDY – Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo’s Website

Kit Seaton’s Website

Kit and Cat Seaton on Instagram

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (novel)

CINDY – Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson’s Website

Leila del Duck on Instagram

Forever Red (Black Widow) by Margaret Stohl 

LISA – Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

Teacher’s Guide

Kekla Magoon on KTB

How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

LISA – Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie Morrill’s Website

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

Uprooted : The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Martin

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II

CINDY – Internment by Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed’s Website

Samira Ahmed on Instagram

Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas

Watched by Marina Budhos

LISA – Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

Robin Ha’s Tumbler

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

CINDY – House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Erin Craig on Instagram

The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis

Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton

LISA – The Blossom and The Firefly by Sherri L. Smith

Sherri Smith’s Website

Orleans by Sherri Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Night Witches by Kathryn Lasky

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