24: Skates, Thimbles, Courage



In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss three Newbery Medal winning books: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer, Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright, and Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry. Lauren, Leah, and Mandy each chose a different book to read, and they each share their review of these winners from 1937, 1939, and 1941. Grab a bowl of grapes and listen in to this episode!

Book News (1:34)

When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner

Book Trailer for When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner

Another by Christian Robinson

A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

Beverly Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Raymie Nightingale Three Book Collection Boxed Set by Kate DiCamillo

Social Media Question: Name a book you like that is set in winter (12:20)

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Where the Red Fern Grows

Book Reviews (17:01)

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Our Next Book (38:09)

Our next book!

Merch! (41:26)

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List of Newbery Medal Books

Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound



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