SPB: Six Picture Books – Fall 2014

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We review these six picture books:

A Fish Named Glub by Dan Bar-El and Josee BiSaillon
When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson and Doris Barrette
Professor Whiskerton presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
A Puddle Pug by Kim Norman and Keika Yamaguchi
The Scraps Book: Notes From A Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert
Have you seen my dragon by Steve Light

Getting What You Want: Indi Reviews

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“Getting what you want is just as difficult as not getting what you want. Because then you have to figure out what to do with it instead of figuring out what to do without it. ”

Emily – “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart
Jenny – “Paperboy” by Vince Vawter
Karl – “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
Adrienne – This week’s best of Game of Thrones recaps collected by Vulture Magazine.

Rebuild Yourself: Indi Reviews

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“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.”

Karl – “Don’t Pigeonhole Me!” by Mo Willems
Jenny – “Red Shirts” by John Scalzi
Emily – “Andre the Giant: Life and Legend” by Box Brown
Adrienne – “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” by Richard Ben Cramer.

Picture Book Canon Introduction

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Hey listeners! We here at the CYAPodcast are going to start a Picture Book Canon. Similar to Extra Hot Great’s TV Episode Canon and Slate’s Books You Must Read, ours will be a collection of the best picture books. Not only will the CYAPodcasters nominate titles, you can too! Take a listen to the recording to find out more.

Tacos for Dinner: Indi Reviews

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“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin
“Better Than Life” by Daniel Pennac”Readers Bill of Rights” (Book Riot, Shelf Consumed, & Book Chat Central, respectively)
“Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trodheim” by E.K. Johnston
We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit,” by Kelly Jensen. Accessed April, 29, 2014 on “Book Riot” website.
Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” by Walter Dean Myers. New York Times, March 15, 2014. Accessed April 29, 2014.

Cat Vomit: Indi Reviews

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You know the cat vomit color when you see it. Individual reviews:

“Boa’s Bad Birthday” by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross – Jenny
“What’s Your Favorite Animal” by Eric Carle and Friends – Cathie Sue
“Sacre Bleu” by Christopher Moore (audio version) – Karl
“Scraps: Notes from a Colorful Life” by Lois Ehlert