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Category: Contemporary Fiction

Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am

Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

“Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am” by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

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Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

Upcoming books:
“The Difference Between You and Me” by Madeline George
“Frederick Douglass for Kids” by Nancy I. Sanders

6 Picture Books

  • “Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton
  • “Oh, Nuts!” by Tammi Sauer
  • “Let’s Go, Baby-O!” by Janet & Andrew McLean
  • “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson
  • “Poopendous” by Artie Bennett
  • “Happy” by Mies Van Hout

 

The Difference Between You and Me

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeline George

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

“The Difference Between You and Me” by Madeleine George

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Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

Upcoming books:
“Frederick Douglass for Kids” by Nancy I. Sanders

6 Picture Books

  • “Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton
  • “Oh, Nuts!” by Tammi Sauer
  • “Let’s Go, Baby-O!” by Janet & Andrew McLean
  • “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson
  • “Poopendous” by Artie Bennett
  • “Happy” by Mies Van Hout


2012 6 PB Review Round 2

 

Z is for Moose” by Kelly Bingham, illus by Paul O. Zelinsky
Chloe and the Lion” by Mac Barnett, illus by Adam Rex
The Wind That Wanted to Rest” by Sheldon Oberman, Neil Waldman and Peninnah Schram
Boy + Bot” by Ame Dyckman, illus by Dan Yaccarino
Yes, Yes Yaul” by Jef Czekaj
*“Let’s Go Baby-O” by Janet and Andrew McLean

*We weren’t able to read this book in time for the podcast. It is slated for the next set of PB reviews.

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Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

**In July we are taking a break recording podcasts. We will resume in August.**

Upcoming books:
“Mighty Miss Malone” by Christopher Paul Curtis
“The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielson

2012 6 Picture Books Review: Round One

The Prince's New Pet by Brian Anderson

The Prince’s New Pet” by Brian Anderson (book website)

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

“Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett, illus by Jon Klassen (author website, illus website)

Cow's to the Rescue by John Himmelman

“Cow’s to the Rescue” by John Himmelman (author website)

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

“I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen (author website)

Seven Fathers retold by Ashley Ramsden

“Seven Fathers” retold by Ashley Ramsden, illus by Ed Young (publisher website, illus website)

A Dog is a Dog by Steven Shaskan

“A Dog is a Dog” by Stephen Shaskan (author website)

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Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

The Fault in Our Stars or, Eyes of the Bluest Sky

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

2012 ALA Youth Media Awards: YALSA and ALSC.

Contact email: cyapodcast@gmail.com

Upcoming:
“The Midnight Zoo” by Sonya Hartnett and “Going Underground” by Susan Vaught  – re-recording
“Irises” by Francisco X. Stork

Red Glove or, The Devil Inside

Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove by Holly Black (author’s website)

Roll Call Question:
What children/young adult blogs do you read?

American Indian’s in Children’s Literature
Bookshelves of Doom
MotherReader

Topic:
Oklahoma 2011 Sequoyah Winners and 2012 Masterlists

Recommendations:

Cathie Sue
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Mermaids are the new trend, here, here and here.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Green Money by Not Holly Black

Emily
Dr. Who (BBC)
IPhone Nike +GPS app

Karl
Echo Bazaar (online game)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and playlist
Weeding your collection (see Space Between Trees entry)

Adrienne
List of best written and acted TV Shows

Mockingbirds or, Tweet, Tweet

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (author’s website)

Topic: Reader’s Advisory in the stacks when the kid want’s the book NOW!

It’s All About Text Appeal: Want readers’ advisory to make a difference? Teach your kids how to speak intelligently about books.”  Nesi, Olgai. School Library Journal, August 1, 2010.

Recommendations

Emily
Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, AR

Karl
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks and Good Food by Brian Talbot
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot (author’s website)

Adrienne
Moleskine Journals

Last Words
Karl says: Create Something Everyday– Do. Create. Live.
Adrienne says: We re-recorded Ninth Ward and Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. We decided to move forward.

We really enjoyed Ninth Ward and for an adult author writing her first children’s book, it was a good job well done.

As for Secrets, Emily enjoyed it more than the rest of us, although we could all relate to the sibling relationship and the arguing.

Upcoming Books
Guys Read: Funny Business ed. by Jon Scieskza
6 picture books selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny

  • Banana! by Ed Vere
  • Stalling by Alan Katz
  • Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
  • Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
  • Phileas’ Fortune by Lestrade and Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins


Space Between Trees or, River’s Edge Revisited

Space Between Trees by Katie Williams

Space Between Trees by Katie Williams – Author website

Topic

Weeding – Texas CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries

We are re-recording Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway and Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes due to technical problems. Those discussion will be available soon. We are staying on our current schedule for now.

Recommendations

Jenny
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett – Author website
The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, and Stories

Emily
Psych on USA Network
Sherlock on BBC and PBS
World’s Ugliest Couch ContestCouch #183 – Voting ends November 30, 2010 – Vote once a day, every day

Adrienne
Me, Myself and Ike by K.L. Denman – Author website
Lost Art of the Great Speech by Richard Dowis – Amazon website
E.B. White Read Aloud Awards

Upcoming Books
You by Charles Benoit
Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka

Before I Fall or, Be Kind, Rewind

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver – Author website

Lauren Oliver: News, Thoughts and Miscellany – Author blog, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter

Grooveshark Playlist of the book

Groundhog Day – 1993 film, Wikipedia entry

Trevor Project – website

It Gets Better – YouTube Channel

Topic

MTV’s If You Really Knew Me

Listener’s Choice – vote for our December book

Recommendations

Karl
Heathers 1989 film – Wikipedia entry
Tales from the Madmen Underground by John Barnes – School Library Journal Review
Recommendations Page – All recommendations on one page, just for you

Cathie Sue
Correction: Teen Gay Lit Topic – Ellen Whittlinger and Lambda Award
Wittlinger, Ellen. “Too Gay or Not Gay Enough?” The Horn Book Magazine July/August (2010): 146-149. Print.

Emily
Supernatural

Adrienne
In Treatment – HBO, 3rd season begins October 25 & 26, 2010, and it’s only two shows a week not five.

Upcoming Books

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes