Episode 28: The Joy of Reading with Kids + Special Co-Hosts Jackson and Micah!

Jackson, 7, and Meredith

Jackson, 7, and Meredith

Micah, 8, and Kaytee

Micah, 8, and Kaytee

Meredith and Kaytee are so excited to finally bring you this very special episode, which we, and our kiddos, have been looking forward to for a long time!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the hosts: preparing with our sons for the special deep dive in this week’s episode (yep, that’s one bookish moment for the two of us!).

Next, we discuss our current reads. Since we wanted to leave time for the kids, we give you only two (and a half) titles each this week, and they are all over the map.

Our deep dive this week is a super special interview with Jackson Schwartz, 7, and Micah Cobb, 8. These two boys have big opinions about the books they have read and loved. And the way they relate to each other is downright adorable. Anyone else think this needs to be a regular feature? We are totally smitten.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. There are four (or more) titles in this week’s pressed books segment, so get those Amazon clickers ready!

As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! 

3:41 - The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

3:52 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

6:57 - Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Latidan

7:11 - The Honest Toddler

7:20 - Toddlers Are A**holes by Bunmi Latidan

10:36 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

10:44 - The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

11:49 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

13:03 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

13:50 - The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

14:10 - American Marriage by Tayari Jones

14:28 - A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

17:52 - The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

19:46 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

21:02 - Inspector Flytrap: The Da Vinci Cold by Tom Angleberger

22:08 - The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

22:34 - Dogman by Dav Pilkey

22:47 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

24:23 - Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

24:36 - Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey

26:26 - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

28:59 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

30:44 - Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott

31:50 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

31:59 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

33:28 - The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

36:10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

37:48 - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

38:17 - On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

*Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*  

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