36: Jacob Have I Loved

In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1981 Newbery Medal Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. Our discussion does get into some slightly mature themes (coming of age/sexual awakening), so use your own judgement if you are listening while little ears are present. We hope you enjoy this discussion of Katherine Paterson’s second Newbery Medal winning book! (Age recommendation for this book: 13 and up)

Links related to this episode:

Episode 8: Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson’s Website

Katherine Paterson on Jacob Have I Loved (minute 3:58 of this video)

The Newbery/Printz Companion

Extend your reading experience:

Crabbing for Kids (Video)

Commercial Crabbing(Video)

Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed (Video)

What is a Watershed? (Video)

Where is Your Watershed? (Video)

Appalachian Mountains (Britannica Kids)

Read-a-likes:

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Raymie Nightingale Trio by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Lauren’s Pick for our next book:

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

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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

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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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

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

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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

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

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