It’s easy to get excited about new books at the library or in stores, but sometimes we forget just how many great books we already have at home. In today’s episode Sarah and Allegra each choose four books – across multiple age levels and genres from picture books through YA fiction – to spotlight from our home shelves. We share why we chose them, why we love them, and who else might love them too. As always, we close the show with what we’re reading lately, and welcome two special guest voices to share what THEY’re reading right now too. Enjoy!
Links we discussed:
- Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
- Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald
- Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
- Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
- A World Below by Wesley King
- The Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker
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What we’re reading:
- Allegra just finished A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee (the first book in The Agency series)
- Sarah is reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (we also mentioned the young reader’s edition, Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You)
What you’re reading:
- Reid just finished the six-book series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott (no, not THAT Michael Scott); the best book he’s read at school in 5th grade this year is Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 by Elisa Carbone
- Violet is into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (a read-aloud with dad), and loves puppy books at school, like Abandoned! by Jenny Dale. Her teacher is reading aloud Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
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