Thursday, July 21, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 7

Episode 7 of PCS Reads is live!




PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 5 (part 1) of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations





Mentioned in Episode 7:




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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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Author of Fenway and Hattie
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And coming out in January…
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Ribsy

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Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions




Friday, July 15, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 6

Episode 6 of PCS Reads is live!




PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 4 of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations



Mentioned in this Episode:

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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Kazu Kibuishi - creator of the Amulet series


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By Jeff Smith
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Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions
Copyright: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Friday, July 8, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 5

Episode 5 of PCS Reads is live!




PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 3 (part 2) of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations




Mentioned in Episode 5:

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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Author-Illustrator Matt Tavares
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By Lindsay Eagar
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Whatever After Series
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Whales on Stilts


Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions



Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet






This Sunday I'm wistfully looking back one week to last Sunday and the magical night of the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet at ALA in Orlando.


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With the fabulous Sophie Blackall before the banquet.


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Sitting next to Susan Rich during her "voice over" in Sophie's Caldecott speech.

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Read the speeches from the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet as well as Rita Williams-Garcia's and Bryan Collier's Correta Scott King Award speeches via the Horn Book.





Friday, July 1, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 4

Episode 4 of PCS Reads is live!




PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 3 (part 1) of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations




Mentioned in this Episode:


This Week’s Reading Challenge: Read without walls.
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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang


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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Author Josh Funk
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In stores 8-30-2016






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In stores 9-6-2016




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Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions