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PODCAST 21: May 2020 in Review

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LISA – Child of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana and Raul Colon – ESSENTIAL

About Raul Colon 

Raul Colon on Instagram

Eric Carle Museum

The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

CINDY – Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor – ADVISABLE

LISA – Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd and Nneka Myers – ADVISABLE

Nneka Myers instagram

Nneka Myers illustrator website

Nancy Redd Author website

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison

Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

LISA – The Three Billy Goats Buenos by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Miguel Ordonez – ADVISABLE

Author Website

Illustrator Website (in Spanish!)

Susan Elya on KTB

The Enchanted Castle by Samantha Chagollan

Don’t Eat Me Chupacabra! by Kyle and Derek Sullivan

¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market by Raúl the Third

CINDY – When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman and Taeeun Yoo – ADVISABLE

Ashman’s Website

Linda Ashman on Kiss the Book

Linda Ashman on KTB Jr.

Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan and Taeeun Yoo

Safe in a Storm by Stephen Swinburne

Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins

LISA – This is Gus by Chris Chatterton – ADVISABLE

Chris Chatterton website

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Mad, Mad Bear! by Kimberly Gee

1 Grumpy Bruce: A Counting Book by Ryan T. Higgins

Grumpy Duck by Joyce Dunbar – ADVISABLE

CINDY – Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles by Art Baltazar – ESSENTIAL

Baltazar’s Website

Doodleville by Chad Sell

Then Everything Went Wrong (Hilo) by Judd Winick

LISA – Cat Dog Dog : The Story of a Blended Family by Nelly Buchet and Andrea Zuill – ESSENTIAL

Author Nelly Buchet website

Illustrator Andrea Zuill website

A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins


CINDY – Cezanne’s Parrot by Amy Guglielmo – ESSENTIAL

Guglielmo’s website

How to Build a Hug by Guglielmo and Tourville

LISA – Extinct by Lucas Riera and Jack Tite – ADVISABLE

Illustrator website

Back from the Brink by Nancy F. Castaldo

De-Extinction by Rebecca Hirsch

Galapagos George by Jean George

CINDY – The Truth About Hawks by Maxwell Eaton III – ESSENTIAL

Eaton on KTB Jr

Bear Goes Sugaring by Maxwell Eaton III

CINDY – The Animal Awards by Martin Jenkins – ESSENTIAL

Jenkins’ website

Jenkins on KTB

LISA – The Power of Her Pen by Lesa Cline-Ransome and John Parra – ADVISABLE

Author website

Lesa Cline Ransome on KTB

and on KTB Jr

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her Mark by Debbie Levy 

A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Althea Gibson : The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl by Megan Reid and Laura Freeman

LISA – How to Solve a Problem : The Rise (and falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima Shiraishi and Yao Xiao – ADVISABLE

Illustrator’s Website

Interview with Author on NPR (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me)

Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston marathon by Annette Pimentel

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka

I’m Gonna Push Through by Jasmyn Wright

CINDY – I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: The Graphic Novel by Lauren Tarshis – ESSENTIAL

Tarshis’ website

Magic Treehouse on KTB

CINDY – The Very Short, Entirely True History of Mermaids by Sarah Laskow – ADVISABLE

Monstrous by Carlyn Beccia 

CINDY – The Magical Unicorn Society: A Brief History of Unicorns – ADVISABLE

The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook


CINDY – Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park- ADVISABLE

Author Website

Circle the Wagons Label on KTB

Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

LISA – Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan – ESSENTIAL

Pam Muñoz Ryan Website

Legends of the Sky by Liz Flanagan

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez 

Author Read Alike: Pablo Cartaya

CINDY – A High Five for Glen Burke by Phil Bildner – ESSENTIAL

Bildner’s Website

Author Village website

The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy (MS)

The Prom by Saundra Mitchell (HS)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (HS)

LISA – Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros – ESSENTIAL

Cisnero’s website

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj 

CINDY – Roll With It by Jamie Sumner – ESSENTIAL

Sumner’s Website

How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish

Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly

LISA – Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick – ADVISABLE

Cat Patrick website

Cat Patrick on KTB

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

CINDY – Wink by Rob Harrell – ESSENTIAL

Harrell’s Website

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli

Wonder by R.J. Palacio


CINDY – Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – ESSENTIAL

Rachel Hawkins on KTB

LISA – All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney – ADVISABLE

Nadine Jolie Courtney Website

Nadine Jolie Courtney on Instagram

Nadine Courtney on Twitter

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani 

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

CINDY – The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo – ESSENTIAL

Maurene Goo’s Website

LISA – Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis – ADVISABLE

Mindy McGinnis Website

McGinnis on Instagram

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Ascent by Roland Smith

CINDY – Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart – ESSENTIAL

Erin Stewart’s Website

North of Beautiful by Justina Headley

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen

CINDY – Ashlords by Scott Reintgen – ESSENTIAL

Reintgen’s Website

Saving Fable (Talespinners #1) by Scott Reintgen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

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