Category: Realistic Fiction

PB Canon: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

Karl submits “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson for the CYA Podcast Picture Book Canon. Have a favorite picture book you want to see in the PB Canon? Submit your own entry, find out how here, http://yalitlovers.oklibshare.org/picture-book-canon/.

Next Big Thing in YA

The podcast groups was asked by retired librarian now current YA author Patrick Jones what we thought the next big thing will be for young adult literature. Well, we had a lot to say. Take a listen or watch the video. It’s all good stuff!

http://youtu.be/2B3XQUj6DFw

Flying Burrito: Indi Reviews

A flying burrito hurts. Here are our indi reviews without projectile food.

Noggin by John Corey Whaley
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. NovakCritical Hit: A D&D Podcast
Graphic Design Solutions by Robin Landa
Twitch and “Why Would Anyone Watch Twitch: The Allure of the Video Game Streaming Site” by Seth Stevenson

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Impossible Knife of Memory” by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Other books with similar theme of growing up too soon:
“Tales of A Madman Underground” by John Barnes
“Rules of Survival” by Nancy Werlin
“If You Find Me” by Emily Murdoch
“Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys
“Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Standing in for Lincoln Green by David Mackintosh

Standing in for Lincoln Green by David Mackintosh

standing in for lincoln green

A written review by Adrienne

Lincoln Green doesn’t like chores. That’s okay because he a double to do the household jobs he doesn’t want to do. Where Lincoln would rather be swimming, napping, listening to his favorite radio show and visit friends. In the meantime, his double practices his horn, cleans the jars, waters the plants and makes the bed.

Lincoln’s double is identified as You Know Who and looks exactly like Lincoln (his own mother can’t tell them apart) with only slight difference (see if your eagle-eyed child can tell the difference). As the story progresses Lincoln finds more and more for You Know Who to do until one day You Know Who receives a better offer from the boy next door. Off he goes to build a tree house and the work involved is much more satisfying to You Know Who as he gets to reap the benefit. Alas, Lincoln Green is now in trouble because chores have not been done.

Older children will start catching the subtle clues as to who You Know Who really is. The story ends in a satisfying conclusion that a job well done is best done by oneself.

Recommended for 2nd grade and up.

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

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
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 Mighty Miss Malone

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone” by Christopher Paul Curtis

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

Upcoming books:
“The False Prince” by Jennifer A. Nielson
“Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am” by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

Midnight Zoo & Going Underground or, We Bought an Underground Zoo!

Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

“Midnight Zoo” by Sonya Hartnett (author’s website)

http://www.sonyahartnett.com.au/

“Going Underground” by Susan Vaught (author’s website)

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne