Ep. 51: Hena Khan On More to the Story

This week I’m joined by children’s book author Hena Khan. Her latest middle grade novel, More to the Story, has been called a love letter to Little Women.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

More to the Story

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Under My Hijab

It’s Ramadan, Curious George

Little Women

Amina’s Voice

The Night Diary

Other Words from Home

The Vanderbeekers

The Lost Girl

 

To find out more about Hena Khan visit HanaKhan.com

 

Hena also has a new picture book out now called Like the Moon Loves the Sky:

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In a starred review Publisher’s Weekly calls Like the Moon Loves the Sky “a peaceful incantation. a view of a childhood focused not just on well-being, but on hope-to ‘count all your blessings’ and ‘find wonder’-as well.”

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 50: Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Grace Lin

It’s the 50th episode of A Bookish Home! This week I’m joined by a special guest, award winning children’s book author and illustrator Grace Lin.

Grace’s latest picture book is called A Big Bed for Little Snow and her new middle grade novel is Mulan: Before the Sword.

 

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

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A Big Bed for Little Snow

 

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star

 

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Mulan: Before the Sword

 

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Where The Mountain Meets the Moon

 

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The Ugly Vegetables

 

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Dim Sum for Everyone

 

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Blueberries for Sal

 

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The Snowy Day

 

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Kite Flying

 

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Anne of Green Gables

 

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Little Women

 

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Stargazing

 

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Cilla Lee Jenkins
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
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Journey

To find out more about Grace Lin you can visit GraceLinBlog.com.

 

Tune into Grace Lin’s podcasts:

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Book Friends Forever

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Kidlit Women

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Kids Ask Authors

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 49: Author Kate Bolick Discusses March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women

This week, I’m delighted to welcome author Kate Bolick to the podcast. 

Kate Bolick is the author of the bestselling Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own. Today we’re discussing her wonderful essay on Meg in March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women.

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If you can’t stop thinking about the new Greta Gerwig adaptation, I would highly recommend picking up this collection. Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado and Jane Smiley also share thought-provoking essays on Jo, Beth and Amy. A must read for Alcott fans!

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

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March Sisters

 

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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy:

The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

 

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A Room of One’s Own

 

dearestfriend

Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

 

thick

Thick

autobiographyofredAutobiography of Red

 

wakesiren

Wake Siren

 

toni

The Source of Self-Regard

equivalents

The Equivalents

To find out more about Kate Bolick visit her website www.katebolick.com.

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 48: Thomas Taylor, Author of the Legend of Eerie-On-Sea Series

This week, I’m chatting with Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander, the first book in the new middle-grade series, Legends of Eerie-On-Sea.

School Library Journal calls Malamander a “A crowd-pleasing fantasy.’ and notes “Colorful characters, palpable atmosphere, close calls and some deliberately unanswered questions…will hook readers on this new British series and leave them eager for more.” Hand this book to the Harry Potter and Mysterious Benedict Society fans in your life and watch them devour it!

 

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

To find out more about Thomas Taylor visit his website thomastaylor-author.com.

 

 

 

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Malamander
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneCover by Thomas Taylor

 

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The Hobbit

 

theterror
The Terror
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Sherlock Holmes
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The Secret Commonwealth

 

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The Land of Roar

 

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Ep. 47: Heather Bell Adams, Author of Maranatha Road

This week, I’m sharing a conversation with Heather Bell Adams, author of Maranatha Road and a forthcoming novel, The Good Luck Stone (coming July 2020).

Southern Literary Review calls Maranatha Road “[A]n exquisite story with characters so real they could step off the pages into your living room” and says Sadie Caswell is “reminiscent of Olive Kitteridge, the titular character that earned a Pulitzer for Elizabeth Strout. The portrait Adams draws of Sadie is just as fine and unforgettable.” This is a novel to slow down and savor.

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

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Maranatha Road
goodluckstone
The Good Luck Stone
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Anne of Green Gables
emilyofnewmoon
Emily of New Moon
egyptgame
The Egypt Game

 

Bloodroot
Blood Root
long man
Long Man
perennials
Perennials
winterloon
Winter Loon
dearlybeloved
The Dearly Beloved
bookoflongings
The Book of Longings

To find out more about Heather Bell Adams visit her website heatherbelladams.com.

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 46: Susan Bailey on Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Stories

This week I’m sharing an interview with Susan Bailey, creator of the blog,Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion. We’re chatting about Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas stories, the new Little Women movie, and all things Alcott. 

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

A Merry Christmas And Other Stories

Little Women

Eight Cousins

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Marmee and Louisa

Marcelo in the Real World

The Memory of Light

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf

To dive into all things Alcott, visit Susan’s site Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion. There you will also find links to follow her on social media. You can also read Susan’s article “Spending the Holidays with Louisa May Alcott” in the current issue of Discover Concord Magazine.

 

You may also be interested other Little Women related A Bookish Home blog posts and podcasts episodes:

  18 Ways to Celebrate Little Women’s 150th Anniversary Year

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A Bookish Home Podcast Episode 1: A Conversation with Anne Boyd Rioux, Author of Meg, Jo, Beth Amy

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Ep. 7: An Interview with Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 45: Alison Walsh, Author of A Literary Tea Party

This week I’m sharing an interview with Alison Walsh, author of A Literary Tea Party: Blends And Treats For Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo and Book Lovers Everywhere. She is also the creator of the blog, Alison’s Wonderland Recipes

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

A Literary Tea Party

Anne of Green Gables

The Secret Garden

The Chronicles of Prydain

The Late Bloomers’ Club

To learn more about Alison Walsh you can visit her website http://wonderlandrecipes.com. There you will also find links to follow her on social media.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 44: Jen Petro-Roy, Author of Good Enough and You Are Enough

This week I’m delighted to share an interview with Jen Petro-Roy, author of two middle grade books that are a must for the shelves of classrooms and libraries–Good Enough and You Are Enough.

Jen Petro-Roy is a former teen librarian, obsessive reader, and author of the middle grade novel P.S. I Miss You. Her latest books are a self-help guide called You Are Enough and the novel Good Enough, which both focus on eating disorder recovery. Jen is an eating-disorder survivor and advocate for recovery. And we both happen to live in the same small town in Massachusetts!

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Good Enough

You Are Enough

The Parker Inheritance

The Westing Game

Piecing Me Together

Some Places More Than Others

The Mediator series

To learn more about Jen Petro-Roy you can visit her website www.jenpetroroy.com. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram  @jpetroroy and on Facebook @JenPetroRoy.

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Ep. 43: Kelly Hill, Author of Anne’s Alphabet and Anne’s Feelings

This week I’m thrilled to welcome author and illustrator Kelly Hill, a kindred spirit who has created a series of board books that has become a favorite in our household.

Kelly Hill is the author and illustrator of the Anne of Green Gables inspired board book series with titles including Anne’s Numbers, Anne’s Colors and the latest installments Anne’s Alphabet and Anne’s Feelings. Kelly, whose middle name is Ann-with-an-E, is an award-winning book designer. She does all kinds of crafting; the illustrations for these books are a combination of sewing and embroidery. Kelly lives near Eugenia, Ontario with her husband and two daughters.

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Anne’s Feelings

Anne’s Alphabet

Anne’s Numbers

Anne’s Colors

This Is Sadie

Bloom

How To

Swan

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

Goodnight Anne

Anne Arrives

Anne’s Kindred Spirits

Anne of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables

The Tallest Treehouse

You can follow Kelly Hill on Instagram @kelly_anne_hill.

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Ep. 42: Bookish Destination: Green Gables Heritage Place

This week I’m featuring one of my favorite bookish destinations: Green Gables Heritage Place on Prince Edward Island. This is a site that will delight fellow Anne of Green Gables fans.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Anne of Green Gables

The Blue Castle

Jane Eyre

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