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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Happy Reading and Listening!

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.

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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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Happy Reading and Listening!

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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Happy Reading and Listening!

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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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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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.

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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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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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Happy Reading!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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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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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!

 

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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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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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