This year, breaking news and current events have been hard to avoid–2020 just keeps on delivering unbelievable twists and turns. Join us for Episode 19 of Kidliterate, where we look at a few ways kids can stay informed without getting bored or overwhelmed, and how families can discuss the news together in a way that works for everyone. Plus, we talk about what we’re reading and what YOU’re reading. Enjoy!
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
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Links we discussed:
What we’re reading:
- Sarah isn’t reading much right now, but recently binge-listened to the true crime podcast Your Own Backyard
- Allegra has discovered a new genre she likes: “realistic fiction set in high school”. She loved Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli, and has already read two more by the same author: The Upside to Unrequited and Yes No Maybe So
- Sarah is still reading The Book Of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, and has Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle on deck
- Allegra is reading The Martian by Andy Weir
What you’re reading:
- Cora, age 7, is reading Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Volume 2
- Lucy, age 5, is reading a Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth book
- Alice, age 4, loves Amanda Pig stories right now
- They are all into chapter book series like Rainbow Magic Fairies, Never Girls, Magic Tree House, and Whatever After
- Mom Erin just started The Searcher by Tana French
Madison wrote to us to say that her one-year-old loves Dinosaurumpus (Tony Mitton), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (Helen Oxenbury), and The Snail And The Whale (Julia Donaldson). She’s reading The Magic Tree House series (Mary Pope Osborn) aloud to her three-year-old, and enjoying Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship (L.M. Elliott). Thanks for listening, Madison and family!
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