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:

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Bringing Up Bebe

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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.

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

Affiliate links for  Amazon are used in this post. At no extra cost to you, we may receive a small commission if you purchase a book through the links provided. Thanks for supporting A Bookish Home!

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.

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

Affiliate links for Indiebound and Amazon are used in this post. At no extra cost to you, we may receive a small commission if you purchase a book through the links provided. Thanks for supporting A Bookish Home!

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

Affiliate links for Indiebound and Amazon are used in this post. At no extra cost to you, we may receive a small commission if you purchase a book through the links provided. Thanks for supporting A Bookish Home!

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.

 

Shownotes:

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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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

 

Affiliate links for Indiebound and Amazon are used in this post. At no extra cost to you, we may receive a small commission if you purchase a book through the links provided. Thanks for supporting A Bookish Home!

Ep. 12: Laura Vanderkam, Author of “Off the Clock”

I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Laura Vanderkam this week, author of several time management and productivity books, including her latest 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. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is 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.

 

 

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.

Check out the Best of Both Worlds podcast:

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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. 11: Author and Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal on “Alma and How She Got Her Name”

Author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her latest picture book, Alma And How She Got Her Name. Juana is also the illustrator of La Madre Goose and La Princesa and the Pea, for which she won the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal Award for Illustration. We chatted about the backstory of Alma, Juana’s journey as an illustrator, and the ways this book can start important conversations in homes and classrooms.

 

 

This episode is also available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Shownotes:

Learn more about Juana Martinez-Neal on her website http://juanamartinezneal.com.

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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. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  I also participate in the Indiebound Affiliate program.

Ep. 10: Jo Piazza, Author of “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win”

Author Jo Piazza joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her latest book, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. Jo Piazza is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and digital strategist. She has written seven critically acclaimed books, both fiction and non-fiction including How to Be Married, The Knockoff, and Fitness Junkie. Her new novel follows Charlotte Walsh, who leaves her high-powered Silicon Valley job and returns to her small hometown in Pennsylvania to run for the Senate.

 

 

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

 

Shownotes:

You can find Jo Piazza on Instagram @jopiazzaauthor and her website is JoPiazza.com.

 

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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. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 9: Boston Book Festival Deputy Director Norah Piehl

This week on the podcast we get an inside scoop on an incredible bookish event coming up on Saturday, October 13th: The Boston Book Festival! Deputy Director, Norah Piehl joins me to highlight some of the incredible free author sessions and children’s offerings at this year’s day-long festival.

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“Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight,
and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events
culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading
and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.”

 

 

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

For more information about the Boston Book Festival and to see the full schedule of sessions and presenters you can visit  bostonbookfest.org and follow them on Twitter @BostonBookFest.

Books Recommended In This 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. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 8: Lucy Tan, Author of “What We Were Promised”

Lucy Tan joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her debut novel, What We Were PromisedEntertainment Weekly calls the novel, “A luminous family saga” and Library Journal says, “A novel of class, culture, and expectations; readers who enjoyed works like Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians will likely find Tan’s surprising and down-to-earth tale an entertaining read.”

You can also find this episode on Overcast or wherever you get your podcasts.

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You can find out more about Lucy Tan and see links to her social media here.

 

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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. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  I also participate in the Indiebound Affiliate program.