Ep. 21: Ann Braden, Author of The Benefits of Being An Octopus

I am thrilled to share that my guest this week is Ann Braden, author of one of my favorite middle grade novels of the year, The Benefits of Being An Octopus. Hand this book to fans of Wonder, Absolutely Almost, or Out of My Mind. And then if you are a parent, librarian, or educator–get another copy for yourself as well. This is a story that will touch your heart and change your perspective after walking for a bit in 12-year-old Zoey’s shoes.

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

 

 

I hope you are able to stop by your local library or bookstore to pick up a copy of The Benefits of Being An Octopus! 

You can find Ann on her website AnnBradenBooks.com. She is also on social media @AnnBradenBooks. You can find more information on Kids Need Mentors here.

 

Books Mentioned On This Episode:

The Benefits of Being An Octopus

Bluejay Dance

Homecoming

Wonder

Absolutely Almost

Out of My Mind

Just Like Jackie

Orbiting Jupiter

Tight

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Repost: Books and Podcasts for the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed ringing in 2019 and that you’ll get some time today to curl up with a good book.

Today I’m sharing a post from last January with some of my favorite nonfiction reads to start the new year.

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This Thursday, I’ll be sharing an interview with Ann Braden on the podcast, author of the incredible middle grade novel, The Benefits of Being An Octopus

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Have you set a reading resolution for 2019? I’d love to hear! Tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ABookishHome. My goal for the year will be to read two books a week.

Happy Reading!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 20: Doug Burgess, Author of Fogland Point

This week, Doug Burgess joins me on the podcast to discuss his book, Fogland Book. This book is my favorite kind of mystery–quirky small town, richly drawn characters, and a plot that keeps me guessing. It was such a treat to get to dive into the backstory of this book with Doug and hear more about the setting he brings to life, Little Compton, Rhode Island–next door to where I grew up.

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

I hope you head over to your local bookstore or library to pick up a copy of Fogland Point.

 

You can learn more about Fogland Point on Poisoned Pen’s website and follow Doug on Instagram @FoglandPoint.

Books Mentioned On This Week’s Episode:

Fogland Point

Murder on the Orient Express

Death of a Peer

Dead Water

Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series

Judgement of Caeser

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 19: Anne Bogel, Author of I’d Rather Be Reading and Creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy

We have a very special guest on A Bookish Home this week: Anne Bogel, author of I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life. Fellow book nerds probably know Anne from her wonderful blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy and podcast What Should I Read Next?

Anne joins me to discuss the inspiration behind this essay collection, how she approaches raising readers, her Modern Mrs. Darcy journey, and much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

 

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

 

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I hope you are able to stop by your local library or bookstore to pick up a copy of I’d Rather Be ReadingThis collection would also make the perfect holiday gift for the readers in your life.

You can find Anne on her website ModernMrs.Darcy.com. She is also on social media @AnneBogel.

Books Mentioned On This Episode:

I’d Rather Be Reading

The High Cost of Free Parking

Walkable City Rules

Hearthstone

Pride

Unmarriagable 

Harry’s Trees

Before Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables  

For more on Marilla of Green Gables, you can also listen to my interview with author Sarah McCoy on  Episode 15 of A Bookish Home.

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 18: Lisa Gozashti, Owner and Manager of Brookline Booksmith

Have you stopped into your local independent bookstore this holiday season? Lisa Gozashti joins me this week to chat about one of my favorites: Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts. Lisa gives us the inside scoop on bookstore life and recommends some of her favorite reads.

 

 

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

 

I hope you are able to stop in at Brookline Booksmith or your local indie to finish your holiday shopping!

 

Lisa’s Favorites:

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

There There by Tommy Orange

Immigrant Montana by Amitava Kumar

Nine Continents by Xiaolu Guo

Emissary by Yoko Tawada

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

Disoriental by Negar Djavadhi

Border by Kapka Kassabova

Happiness by Aminatta Forna

 

 

Brookline Booksmith’s Kids’ Department Favorites:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Track series by Jason Reynolds

The Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey 

Refugee by Alan Gratz 

Rescue and Jessica by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes illustrated by Scott Magoon

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus 

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima 

The Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland 

 

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

 

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Ep. 17: Linda Åkeson McGurk, Author of “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather”

I’m so excited to share a conversation with Linda Åkeson McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge)This book really inspired me when it comes to getting my daughter out in nature and encouraging unstructured play. If you love books like Bringing Up Bebe that give you insights into parenting around the world, this conversation will be right up your alley.

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

**BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a copy of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather!

To enter, head over to @ABookishHome on Twitter or Instagram to follow me and share the giveaway by Sunday December 9th.**

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I hope you head over to your local bookstore or library to pick up a copy of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather. I think it will be great inspiration, especially as we head into the cold winter months here in New England.

Linda’s website is Rainorshinemamma.com and you can follow her on social media @rainorshinemamma.

Books Mentioned On This Week’s Episode:

There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather

Bringing Up Bebe

The Garden And the Carpenter

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a friend and be sure to subscribe. If you could also take a moment to rate and review A Bookish Home on iTunes to help people find the show, I’d be so grateful.

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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Ep. 16: Candlewick Press Senior Editor, Katie Cunningham

This week we’re getting a behind the scenes peek at Candlewick Press, a publisher that is constantly putting out kidlit that I adore. Candlewick Senior Editor, Katie Cunningham highlights standout titles and gives insights about her work as an editor that bibliophiles will love hearing about.

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To learn more about Candlewick and stay in the know about forthcoming titles, you can visit Candlewick.com and follow them on social media @Candlewick.

Books Mentioned On This Week’s Episode:

Alma And How She Got Her Name

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery

Journey

Because of Winn Dixie

Louisiana’s Way Home

Maps

Yaqui Delgado

Shapes Trilogy

This Is Not My Hat

Rescue and Jessica

Julian Is A Mermaid

We Are Here to Stay

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Patchwork Bike

The Stuff of Stars

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

An American Marriage

Sex Object

Teaching My Mother to Give Birth

All You Can Ever Know

There Will Be No Miracles Here

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a friend and be sure to subscribe. If you could also take a moment to rate and review A Bookish Home on iTunes to help people find the show, I’d be so grateful.

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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Ep. 15: Sarah McCoy, Author of Marilla of Green Gables

This week, I’m thrilled to welcome a kindred spirit to the podcast. Sarah McCoy is here to discuss her new book, Marilla of Green Gables. This prequel to Anne of Green Gables brings the world and characters of L.M. Montgomery back to life.

If you’ve ever wondered about Marilla’s story before Anne arrives (and that time she called John Blythe her old beau) you’ll love Marilla of Green Gables. Sarah McCoy comes at this novel with a true love and deep knowledge of Montgomery’s characters and the Prince Edward Island setting. It’s a must read for Anne fans!

Sarah McCoy is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children, The Baker’s Daughter, and The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico.

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

**BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a copy of Marilla of Green Gables!

To enter, head over to @ABookishHome on Twitter or Instagram to follow me and share the giveaway by Friday 11/23.**

For more things Green Gables, check out an earlier post:

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Plan A Bookish Vacation: Visit the World of Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island.

You can also listen to an earlier episode of this podcast:

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Ep 3: Author Liz Rosenberg On “House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery”.

Books Mentioned on This Week’s Episode:

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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Ep. 14: Eric Carle Museum–Bookish Destination

Happy Picture Book Month! This week I’m featuring a special bookish destination for picture book fans: the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. Courtney Waring, Director of Education at the Carle, joins me to discuss planning your visit, upcoming exhibitions and events, and the picture books topping her list.

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

Visit the Eric Carle Museum’s website to learn more about this bookish destination.

Learn more about all the upcoming exhibitions and events mentioned on this week’s podcast.

Books Mentioned On This Week’s Episode:

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Are you reading a book mentioned on the blog or podcast? I’d love to hear. Tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo

This week’s episode features an interview with Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Jarrett is the author and illustrator of the new graphic memoir for young adults, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father And Dealt With Family Addiction, which is a National Book Award finalist.

 

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

 

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You can visit Jarret J. Krosocka’s website at studiojjk.com and follow him on social media @studiojjk.

Jarret will be at an upcoming event at the Boston Athenæum:

TEEN BOOK TALK: HEY, KIDDO

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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with guest author Jack Gantos

“In this talk about his National Book Award longlist graphic memoir for teens, Jarrett J. Krosoczka will take the audience through the steps he took to create this moving, raw book and present a multi-media reading, followed by a conversation with guest author Jack Gantos (who makes a cameo in Hey, Kiddo) about writing and the saving power of creativity and literature.”

Registration is NOT required, but recommended. Free and open to the public

For more information visit the event website.

 

Books Mentioned on This Week’s Episode:

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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