29: A Year Down Yonder


In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal, A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck! We also share book news and listener feedback. Grab a glass of lemonade and some chocolate covered blueberries and listen in to this episode!

Book News (1:22) 

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made book series by Stephan Pastis

Stargirl Series

Stargirl book series by Jerri Spinelli

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Volume 1 by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos

Karina Yan Glaser Book Tour!

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Find Karina Yan Glaser on Instagram @karinaisreadingandwriting

Social Media Question (8:58) 

What was the last book you recommended to someone? 

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD

Book Discussion (13:26)

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Richard Peck Biography

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

2001 Newbery Honor Books (44:57)

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Our Next book (48:15)

Leah’s Pick

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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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