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Ep. 31: Susan Tan, Author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins Series

5/23/2019
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This week I’m excited to share an interview with Susan Tan, author of a middle-grade series I completely adore–Cilla Lee-Jenkins. The third installment is called Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story. Cilla is on her own heroine’s quest this year as she braces for middle school, navigates changes in her family, and continues to grow as a … Continue reading Ep. 31: Susan Tan, Author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins Series →

Duration:00:43:17

Ep. 30: Claire Handscombe, Author of Unscripted

5/9/2019
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This week my guest is Claire Handscombe, author of the new book Unscripted and host of The Britlit Podcast. Unscripted is the perfect next read for fans of One Day in December by Josie Silver and One Day by David Nicholls. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Books Mentioned On This Episode: Unscripted One … Continue reading Ep. 30: Claire Handscombe, Author of Unscripted →

Duration:00:27:59

Ep. 29: Laura Vanderkam, Author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities

4/25/2019
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One of my favorite authors, Laura Vanderkam, returns to the podcast this week to discuss her new book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, which is a time management fable. Laura is the author of several other time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as I Know How … Continue reading Ep. 29: Laura Vanderkam, Author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities →

Duration:00:37:07

Ep. 28: Rob Buyea, Author of “The Perfect Secret”

4/11/2019
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This week I’m thrilled to share an interview with the author of the beloved middle grade series Because of Mr. Terupt. His latest book is The Perfect Secret, the second book in a wonderful new series. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Books Mentioned On This Episode: Because of Mr. Terupt Mr. Terupt … Continue reading Ep. 28: Rob Buyea, Author of “The Perfect Secret” →

Duration:00:34:48

Ep. 27: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Bookish Destination

3/28/2019
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This week we’re featuring a special bookish destination, perfect for Jane Austen fans. I’m chatting with Mary Guyatt, Director of the Jane Austen’s House Museum in the UK. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Books Mentioned On This Episode: Jane Austen at Home: A Biography Pride and Prejudice Persuasion Sense … Continue reading Ep. 27: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Bookish Destination →

Duration:00:28:21

Ep. 26: Author Francie Latour and Illustrator Ken Daley on Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

3/14/2019
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This week I’m excited to share an interview with Francie Latour and Ken Daley, the team behind Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. This is a beautiful, thought-provoking picture book you’ll want to share with the kids in your life. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Books Mentioned On This Episode: Auntie … Continue reading Ep. 26: Author Francie Latour and Illustrator Ken Daley on Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings →

Duration:00:37:15

Ep. 25: Tiffany Kuehner, President and CEO of Book Trust

2/28/2019
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This week, my guest is Tiffany Kuehner, President & CEO of Book Trust, a nonprofit that empowers kids from low-income families to choose and buy their own books, all through the school year. This year they are set to deliver 1 million books to 57,000 kids in 21 states. I am so impressed by Book Trust’s model, … Continue reading Ep. 25: Tiffany Kuehner, President and CEO of Book Trust →

Duration:00:23:21

Ep. 24: Meg Medina, Author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears

2/14/2019
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This week I’m thrilled to share an interview with Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears, which recently won the Newbery Medal! We chatted before the award was announced and I was over the moon with excitement to see this fantastic middle grade book win. Congratulations to Meg Medina on this much deserved award! … Continue reading Ep. 24: Meg Medina, Author of Merci Suárez Changes Gears →

Duration:00:28:33

Ep. 23: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior”

1/31/2019
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This week, Katherine Reynolds Lewis joins me to discuss The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About It. Katherine is a journalist, author, speaker, and a parent educator. If you are a parent looking for some new strategies, I think you’ll really find this an interesting and … Continue reading Ep. 23: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior” →

Duration:00:41:09

Ep. 22: Ashley Waring, Librarian and Member of the 2017 Caldecott Award Committee

1/17/2019
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This week my guest on A Bookish Home is Ashley Waring, a librarian in Arlington, Massachusetts and member of the 2017 Caldecott Award Committee. This year’s Caldecott Medal announcement is coming up on Monday January 28th at the ALA Youth Media Awards, so this is the perfect time for a behind the scenes look at … Continue reading Ep. 22: Ashley Waring, Librarian and Member of the 2017 Caldecott Award Committee →

Duration:00:30:03

Ep. 21: Ann Braden, Author of The Benefits of Being An Octopus

1/3/2019
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I am thrilled to share that my guest this week is Ann Braden, author of one of my favorite middle grade novels of the year, The Benefits of Being An Octopus. Hand this book to fans of Wonder, Absolutely Almost, or Out of My Mind. And then if you are a parent, librarian, or educator–get another copy for yourself … Continue reading Ep. 21: Ann Braden, Author of The Benefits of Being An Octopus →

Duration:00:37:34

Ep. 20: Doug Burgess, Author of Fogland Point

12/27/2018
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This week, Doug Burgess joins me on the podcast to discuss his book, Fogland Book. This book is my favorite kind of mystery–quirky small town, richly drawn characters, and a plot that keeps me guessing. It was such a treat to get to dive into the backstory of this book with Doug and hear more about the … Continue reading Ep. 20: Doug Burgess, Author of Fogland Point →

Duration:00:39:37

Ep. 19: Anne Bogel, Author of I’d Rather Be Reading and Creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy

12/20/2018
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We have a very special guest on A Bookish Home this week: Anne Bogel, author of I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life. Fellow book nerds probably know Anne from her wonderful blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy and podcast What Should I Read Next? Anne joins me to discuss the inspiration behind … Continue reading Ep. 19: Anne Bogel, Author of I’d Rather Be Reading and Creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy →

Duration:00:38:53

Ep. 18: Lisa Gozashti, Owner and Manager of Brookline Booksmith

12/13/2018
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Have you stopped into your local independent bookstore this holiday season? Lisa Gozashti joins me this week to chat about one of my favorites: Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts. Lisa gives us the inside scoop on bookstore life and recommends some of her favorite reads. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you … Continue reading Ep. 18: Lisa Gozashti, Owner and Manager of Brookline Booksmith →

Duration:00:34:22

Ep. 17: Linda Åkeson McGurk, Author of “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather”

12/6/2018
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I’m so excited to share a conversation with Linda Åkeson McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge). This book really inspired me when it comes to getting my daughter out in nature and encouraging unstructured play. If you … Continue reading Ep. 17: Linda Åkeson McGurk, Author of “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather” →

Duration:00:40:15

Ep. 16: Candlewick Press Senior Editor, Katie Cunningham

11/29/2018
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This week we’re getting a behind the scenes peek at Candlewick Press, a publisher that is constantly putting out kidlit that I adore. Candlewick Senior Editor, Katie Cunningham highlights standout titles and gives insights about her work as an editor that bibliophiles will love hearing about. You can also listen on iTunes or wherever you … Continue reading Ep. 16: Candlewick Press Senior Editor, Katie Cunningham →

Duration:00:39:02

Ep. 15: Sarah McCoy, Author of Marilla of Green Gables

11/20/2018
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This week, I’m thrilled to welcome a kindred spirit to the podcast. Sarah McCoy is here to discuss her new book, Marilla of Green Gables. This prequel to Anne of Green Gables brings the world and characters of L.M. Montgomery back to life. If you’ve ever wondered about Marilla’s story before Anne arrives (and that time she called … Continue reading Ep. 15: Sarah McCoy, Author of Marilla of Green Gables →

Duration:00:40:34

Ep. 14: Eric Carle Museum–Bookish Destination

11/15/2018
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Happy Picture Book Month! This week I’m featuring a special bookish destination for picture book fans: the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. Courtney Waring, Director of Education at the Carle, joins me to discuss planning your visit, upcoming exhibitions and events, and the picture books topping her list. You can also listen on iTunes … Continue reading Ep. 14: Eric Carle Museum–Bookish Destination →

Duration:00:35:47

Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo

11/8/2018
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This week’s episode features an interview with Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Jarrett is the author and illustrator of the new graphic memoir for young adults, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father And Dealt With Family Addiction, which is a National Book Award finalist. You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever … Continue reading Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo →

Duration:00:30:00

Ep. 12: Laura Vanderkam, Author of “Off the Clock”

11/1/2018
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I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Laura Vanderkam this week, author of several time management and productivity books, including her latest Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications … Continue reading Ep. 12: Laura Vanderkam, Author of “Off the Clock” →

Duration:00:33:33