33: Sarah, Plain and Tall

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

About Patricia MacLachlan

Themes and Lessons to Discuss with Children:

  • Loss
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Community
  • Formal letter writing
  • Geography – Maine and the sea
  • Geography – Prairies
  • Farm life/Farm animals
  • Weather – Squalls
  • Seashells and ocean animals
  • Science – erosion
  • Drawing with pencils and colored pencils
  • Charcoal drawing

If you enjoyed Sarah, Plain and Tall, you might enjoy these books as well:

Other links from this episode:

Hallmark Visitors Center in Kansas City, MO

Midway Village Museum in Rockford, IL

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

Lauren’s Pick for Our Next Book:

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

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Lauren

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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

32: Miss Hickory

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1947 Newbery Medal Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. This book is filled with fun characters, nature, and a little bit of magic. Grab a cup of coffee and listen along to our conversation as you run errands, clean your house, or whenever you like to listen to podcasts!

About Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Themes and Ideas to Discuss with Children:

  • Pride
  • Service
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Science: Tree Grafting, Seasons, Animal Behaviors, Animals that help disperse seeds
  • Geography: New Hampshire

How to make your own Miss Hickory:

Nature Weaving Ideas:

The Chaos and the Clutter

Rocket City Mom

Lithography:

Introduction to Lithography – Khan Academy

Simple Lithographic Printing (Video)

If you enjoyed Miss Hickory, you might enjoy these books as well:

Turning of Days: Lessons from Nature, Seasons, and Spirit by Hannah Anderson

The Doll’s House by Rumer Godden

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Goldie the Dollmaker by M.B. Goffstein

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Newbery Honor Books from 1947:

The Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes

Big Tree by Conrad Buff and Mary Buff

The Avion my Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore M. Jewett

The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell

Leah’s Pick for Our Next Book:

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

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Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

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

31: Holes

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal: Holes by Louis Sachar! This year has been rough for our podcast, but we are glad that we were able to get in one Newbery book discussion before the end of 2020! Grab some Christmas cookies and a mug of cocoa and listen in to our discussion!

Links related to this episode:

Louis Sachar Wikipedia Page

Louis Sachar Website

Our Next Book – Mandy’s Pick

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

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Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


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

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

For the Love of Books Season 2-Episode 2

In our second episode of For the Love of Books Season 2, we each share three books we have read in the past few months. One of us has gone through some big life changes since our last recording, so it was fun to catch up and hear about her exciting news! Grab a muffin and a cup of tea and listen in to our bookish conversation!

Books We Have Read (7:35)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (7:45)

Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (10:48)

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker, Illustrations by Jon Klassen (15:37)

Spy the Lie: Three Former CIA Officers Share Their Secrets to Uncloaking Deception by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero with Don Tennant (22:05)

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen (29:22)

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay (34:04)

Tweet Cute by Emma Lorde (40:49)

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber (45:50)

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid, illustrations by Matt Phelan (47:30)

Books We Are Currently Reading (55:13)

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (55:19)

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller (57:10)

Awaking Wonder: Opening Your Child’s Heart to the Beauty of Learning by Sally Clarkson (57:35)

A Man Called Ove by Frekrik Backman (58:57)

The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found (The Vanderbeekers #4) by Karina Yan Glaser (59:29)

Other Book References Made During this Episode

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Island Boy by Barbara Cooney

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Moana and the Ocean by Heather Knowles, illustrations by Annette Marnat

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalayfauxreader/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


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

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

You’ve Got Mail Commentary

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Who’s up for a movie night?! In the midst of all the craziness, we wanted to do something fun. We ladies here at Team Friendship love the movie You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, so we decided to do a commentary! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage! Feel free to listen to our commentary as you watch the movie, or you can also simply listen to us comment on the movie!

*If you do not own a copy of You’ve Got Mail, you can rent it for $3.99 from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, iTunes, or Vudu! 

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalayfauxreader/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay


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