35: Walk Two Moons

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. If you haven’t read this book and want to avoid spoilers, we suggest you read the book before listening to this episode. There are several plot twists in the story and we were here for it! We hope you will take us along with you as you run errands, fold laundry, or go for a walk! (Age recommendation for this book: 12 and up)

Links related to this episode:

About Sharon Creech

Sharon’s Newbery Acceptance Speech

The Newbery/Printz Companion

Suggested Activities Related to this Book:

Journaling

Commonplace Book

Practice “walking in someone else’s moccasins.” (Seeing things from someone else’s perspective)

Go on a Road Trip!

Read-a-likes:

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Raymie Nightingale Trio by Kate DiCamillo

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Middle Grade Books by Native American Authors

Adult Read-a-likes:

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Leah’s Pick for Our Next Book:

Jacob Have I loved by Katherine Paterson

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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

34: Secret of the Andes

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1953 Newbery Medal, Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark. Our conversation takes us to many topics including the salt pits of Peru, behind the scenes of The Emperor’s New Groove, and Charlotte’s Web. Whether you are in the car, at home, or out for a jog, we hope you will take us along with you!

Links Related to this Episode:

Secret of the Andes

The Newbery/Printz Companion

About Ann Nolan Clark

Behind the Scenes of The Emperor’s New Groove

The Incredible Salt Ponds of Peru

Waffles + Mochi Netflix

Coca Leaves

Quipu

Videos and Activities Related to this Book:

Make a pan flute out of straws – Straw Pan Flute Craft

Cardboard Weaving –

Buggy and Buddy

Whirls and Twirls Around the World

Big Learning

Draw an alpaca – How to Draw an Alpaca

Videos –

Guide to Machu Picchu for Children

The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire

Animals Facts: Llama

Virtual Field Trip: Amazon Rainforest

If you enjoyed Secret of the Andes, you might enjoy these books as well:

Books about Peru and Inca Culture:

Mandy’s Pick for Our Next Book:

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

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Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Spotify

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

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

Listen to Us On

Anchor.fm

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Spotify

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Listen to Us On

Anchor.fm

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Spotify

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

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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Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Spotify

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound