Ep. 31: Susan Tan, Author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins Series

This week I’m excited to share an interview with Susan Tan, author of a middle-grade series I completely adore–Cilla Lee-Jenkins. The third installment is called Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story. Cilla is on her own heroine’s quest this year as she braces for middle school, navigates changes in her family, and continues to grow as a writer and reader.

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire 

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is A Classic

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

Anne of Green Gables

Ramona series

Little Women

Ms. Marvel

This One Summer

Jasmine Toguchi series

To learn more about Susan Tan you can visit her website Susantanbooks.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @SusanMTan and on Instagram @Susansmtan.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 30: Claire Handscombe, Author of Unscripted

This week my guest is Claire Handscombe, author of the new book Unscripted and host of The Britlit Podcast. Unscripted is the perfect next read for fans of One Day in December by Josie Silver and One Day by David Nicholls.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Unscripted

One Day in December

One Day

The Hunting Party

Anatomy of a Scandal

Becoming

 

To learn more about Claire Handscombe you can visit her website http://clairehandscombe.com. You can also listen to The Brit Lit podcast.

 

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 29: Laura Vanderkam, Author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities

One of my favorite authors, Laura Vanderkam, returns to the podcast this week to discuss her new book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, which is a time management fable. Laura is the author of several other time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

Juliet's School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities by [Vanderkam, Laura]

I am always on board for a new title by Laura Vanderkam. Her books have completely changed the way I approach managing my time and I can’t recommend them highly enough. When I heard that her next book was a fable, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it completely exceeded my expectations. Juliet’s School of Possibilities has the feel of a novel, while also imparting key aspects of Vanderkam’s time management philosophy.

Since it is a quick, enjoyable read, this is a perfect book to dip your toe into Vanderkam’s work and finish feeling motivated to make some changes. It would also be perfect to read as a staff and then discuss.

You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Shownotes:

You can visit Laura Vanderkam’s website at lauravanderkam.com.

Juliet’s School of Possibilities 

I highly recommend Laura Vanderkam’s podcasts:  Best of Both Worlds and Before Breakfast.

Other Laura Vanderkam Titles:

Off the Clock

I Know How She Does It

168 Hours

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Laura’s Recommended Read:

I’m Fine And Neither Are You

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 28: Rob Buyea, Author of “The Perfect Secret”

This week I’m thrilled to share an interview with the author of the beloved middle grade series Because of Mr. Terupt. His latest book is The Perfect Secret, the second book in a wonderful new series.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Because of Mr. Terupt

Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Saving Mr. Terupt

The Perfect Score

The Perfect Secret

Ungifted

Wonder

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Restart

The Poet X

Tight

Ghost Boys

To learn more about Rob Buyea you can visit his website Robbuyea.com.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 27: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Bookish Destination

This week we’re featuring a special bookish destination, perfect for Jane Austen fans. I’m chatting with Mary Guyatt, Director of the Jane Austen’s House Museum in the UK.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Pride and Prejudice

Persuasion

Sense and Sensibility

Mansfield Park

Emma

Northanger Abbey

Educated 

Outline

 

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Visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum website at https://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 26: Author Francie Latour and Illustrator Ken Daley on Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

This week I’m excited to share an interview with Francie Latour and Ken Daley, the team behind Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. This is a beautiful, thought-provoking picture book you’ll want to share with the kids in your life.

You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

American Street

Pride

 

You can find Francie Latour at Francielatour.com.

Ken Daley is at https://www.kendaleyart.com.

There is also a Facebook page for the book @AuntieLuce.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 25: Tiffany Kuehner, President and CEO of Book Trust

This week, my guest is Tiffany Kuehner, President & CEO of Book Trust, a nonprofit that empowers kids from low-income families to choose and buy their own books, all through the school year. This year they are set to deliver 1 million books to 57,000 kids in 21 states. I am so impressed by Book Trust’s model, particularly the focus on choice and the way they partner with teachers.

 

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**To donate to Book Trust and help children build their home libraries visit their website.  $100 would sponsor a Book Trust student for one year.**

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Dogman

Captain Underpants

Who Would Win? Hyena Vs Honeybadger

If You Take A Mouse To The Movies

Dragons Love Tacos

Lego Ninjago: Lord Vs Lord

Happy Dreamer

The Dot

The Word Collector

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 24: Meg Medina, Author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears

This week I’m thrilled to share an interview with Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which recently won the Newbery Medal!

We chatted before the award was announced and I was over the moon with excitement to see this fantastic middle grade book win.

Congratulations to Meg Medina on this much deserved award!

You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Mango, Abuela and Me

Burn Baby Burn

Becoming

The Poet X

The Fire on High

Dealing in Dreams

You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P

 

You can find Meg Medina at MegMedina.com. She is on Twitter @Meg_Medina and Instagram @MegMedinaBooks.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 23: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior”

This week, Katherine Reynolds Lewis joins me to discuss The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About It. Katherine is a journalist, author, speaker, and a parent educator. If you are a parent looking for some new strategies, I think you’ll really find this an interesting and useful read.

You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

To learn more about The Good News About Bad Behavior you can visit Katherine’s website katherinerlewis.com and there you’ll also find links to follow her social media.

Books Mentioned On This Week’s Episode:

The Good News About Bad Behavior

How to Raise An Adult

Duct Tape Parenting

Crossing to Safety

The Incendiaries

An American Marriage

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 22: Ashley Waring, Librarian and Member of the 2017 Caldecott Award Committee

This week my guest on A Bookish Home is Ashley Waring, a librarian in Arlington, Massachusetts and member of the 2017 Caldecott Award Committee. This year’s Caldecott Medal announcement is coming up on Monday January 28th at the ALA Youth Media Awards, so this is the perfect time for a behind the scenes look at this prestigious award for picture books!

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I hope you tune in to this year’s Caldecott Medal Award announcement! The full ALA Youth Media Awards will be livestreamed Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at 8 a.m. PT. These also include the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Awards, Geisel Award and more.

You can find more information about the ALA Youth Media Awards here, including lists of past winners for each award.

 

Books Mentioned On This Episode:

2017 Caldecott Award Winner:

Radiant Child

 

2017 Caldecott Honor Books:

Leave Me Alone!

Freedom in Congo Square

Du Iz Tak?

They All Saw A Cat

 

Locomotive

Bad Blood

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