Picture Books – CYAPodcast

Category: Picture Books

HamCYAPodcast – Part One














Big pile of books! We review and discuss as many books as we could get our happy little hands on that connect to the Hamilton Musical. So awesome, right? Yes!

There are two parts to this podcast. Make sure you download and listen to both!

This is an annotated list of books discussed on the podcast. Let us know on Facebook any titles we overlooked. This list covers parts one and two of the podcast. HamCYAPodcast All The Books! [PDF]

The Internet Combined Game of Thrones and Hamilton and It’s Perfect” by Terri Schwartz. IGN.

Ham4Ham – Videos of the cast performing on the street outside the Rodger Theatre.

My Spock” – Hamilton/Star Trek Parody on YouTube

“Astonishing Life of Octavia Nothing” by M. T. Anderson

Last Five Years” movie with a storyline similar to Angelica Schuyler

1776″ musical

The Weight of a Locomotive Train: Indi Reviews

Kelly – “Lion Hunters Series” by Elizabeth Wein. The series includes: “Winter Prince,” “Coalition of Lions,” “Sunbird,” “Lion Hunter,” and “Empty Kingdom.”

Karl – “PBS Idea Channel” on YouTube, and “Reasonably Sound with Mike Rugetta” podcast

Adrienne – “Mr. Ferris and His Wheel” by Kathryn Gibbs Davis and Gilbert Ford

Shorty: Six Picture Books


“Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth” by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
“Rude Cakes” by Rowboat Watkins
“Ask Me” by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee
“The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach
“It Could Always Be Worse” retold by Margot Zemach
“Trombone Shorty” by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Bryan Collier

Extra: Dinosaur Stretch – Wellness Summer Reading Picture Books

Adrienne talks picture books to read to children on the 2016 Summer Reading Program theme of wellness, fitness and sports.

Show Way: 6 Picture Books Reviews

“Home” by Carson Ellis, ,
Home by Carson Ellis,” American Indians in Children’s Literature – Debbie Reese
Home Sweet Home by Carson Ellis,” Kirkus Review, by Julie Danielson with Carson Ellis interview

Wolfie the Bunny” by Ame Dyckman and Zachariah O’Hora

Party Croc: A Folktale from Zimbabwe” by Margaret Read McDonald, Derek Sullivan

Rosie Revere Engineer” by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts,  YouTube video

Sam and Dave Dig A Hole” by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Show Way” by Jacqueline Woodson

Cousins is Cousins: Indi Reviews

Jenny: “Night Animals” by Gianna Marino
Karl: “Armada” by Ernest Cline
Adrienne: “As If: The Oral History of Clueless As Told By Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew” by Jen Chaney

Firebird: 6 Picture Book Reviews

“Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How To Dance Like the Firebird” by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers
“Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Knows as the Inventor of Earmuffs” by Meghan McCarthy
“A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat” by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall
“You Are (Not) Small” by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant
“The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage” by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
“Viva Frida!” by Yuyi Morales and Tim O’Meara

You can find more information about each book on our CYA Podcast WorldCat list page!







Red Balloon: Indi Review

Emily – “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson
Jenny – “Bunny’s Lessons” by Harriet Ziefert & Barroux
Kelly – “Perilous Gard” by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Cathie Sue – “Why is Milk White?” by Alexa Coelho & Simon Quellen Field
Adrienne – “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell (due October 6)


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/.

Books, Books, and More Books

A post of links to new and exciting Children and Young Adult books coming out in 2015 and one video that was a long time in coming…

John Green’s “Paper Towns” is due in theaters this summer. Green fans will be happy to know his first book and Printz winner, “Looking for Alaska” is currently filming, http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/28/entertainment/feat-looking-for-alaska-thr/

Check out Rainbow Book List Committee’s 2015 Rainbow List, http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1161 I’m happy to see two debut Oklahoma authors, Arin Andrews (“Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen”), and Katie Rain Hill (“Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition”) make the list.

Books, Teens and Magazines has a two-part blog post on YA Books Around the World. Part one focuses on Europe: https://booksteensandmagazines.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/ya-books-around-the-world-part-1-europe/ and part two focuses on the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, https://booksteensandmagazines.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/ya-books-around-the-world-part-2-north-and-south-america-africa-asia-and-the-middle-east/

Epic Reads posted on the “Brief History of Young Adult Books” http://www.epicreads.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-young-adult-books/ and in 2013 so did CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/living/young-adult-fiction-evolution/

Huffington Post has a preview list of 2015 picture books to look forward to this year, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/minhle/2015-picture-book-preview_b_6675276.html?ir=Education&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000023

YA Author Malorie Blackman (“Noughts and Crosses “) is hosting an online teen book festival March 5th. Teens can go to Google Hangout, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to listen and talk to Rainbow Rowell (“Fangirl”, “Eleanor and Park”), Marcus Sedgwick (“The Ghosts of Heaven”), and E. Lockhart (“We Were Liars”), http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31530528

Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community is hosted their 3rd annual nonfiction picture book event. Even though the 2015 event has passed (it was February 19), you can still have your own. Suggested titles are listed on the blog post, http://reflectandrefine.blogspot.com/2015/02/nonfiction-picture-book-event-reading.html

Kelly Jensen over at Stacked has her list of 2015 YA book cover trends. Part 1: http://www.stackedbooks.org/2014/12/2015-ya-book-cover-trends-part-i.html   and part two: http://www.stackedbooks.org/2014/12/2015-ya-book-cover-trends-part-ii.html

Get ready to repurchase Harry Potter. Jim Kay has illustrated the entire series with Sorcerer’s Stone to be release October 6. I think the new illustrations look fantastic, http://www.fastcompany.com/3040896/the-recommender/harry-potters-world-like-youve-never-seen-it-before-illustrated?partner=rss

It’s almost March Madness time. Get your readers ready by having these books available, http://www.slj.com/2015/02/collection-development/march-madness-great-books-about-basketball/#_

Huffington Post has 10 YA books they are most looking forward to reading this year, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/best-new-ya-books_n_6472920.html?ir=Books&utm_hp_ref=books

PBS NewsHour will host a Facebook Chat on the benefits of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day March 4. Founding director of LitWorld Pam Allyn along with the national medical director of Reach Out and Read and vice president of Scholastic’s kids and parents websites Maggie McGuire will answer questions. The chat is set for this Wednesday, March 4, on Facebook, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST (10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST) on the PBS NewHour Facebook page, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/facebook-chat-world-read-aloud-day/

Last March Oklahoma librarians attended the Science Summer Reading Workshops. At the workshops attendees were split into groups and each made Lego animation videos. A year later, after a little trouble of format compatibility with Youtube and a very busy schedule the final compilation is available for viewing.  So go watch what everyone did, http://youtu.be/cNYJsPD3qDw

I am currently reading Jewell Parker Rhodes new book “Bayou Magic.” Maddy, the youngest of five girls has her turn to spend with Grandmere in the swamps of Louisiana. Even though she’s scared of being away from home through her time with her grandmother and Bear, a fun-seeking new friend, Maddy learns about her family history, the land, and the people of the bayou. Recommended for upper elementary reader, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/886381687 (PS You should have some Cajun food on hand, this book will make you hungry for jambalaya.)