Episode 29: Choosing Great Library Books + Special Guest Co-Host Anna Hithersay
Kaytee is recording with a special guest co-host this week, Anna Hithersay of The Post Party podcast. Anna is a homeschool mom and was a librarian in a former life, so I think you’ll love our deep dive into choosing great books for your kids (and yourself) at the library.
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the us: a bookish tattoo and a raising readers moment.
Next, we discuss our current reads. This week has some thriller, some fairy tale, some romance, some middle grade. Basically, we took quite a few left turns.
Our deep dive this week is a conversation with Anna about choosing quality books from the library when the selection is so overwhelming. We also talk about “twaddle” and authors that are sure bets.
As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. A sweeping story of the South and a tiny classic that’s sweet and lovely.
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!
2:03 - Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
3:25 - My new Bookish Tattoo!
4:43 - 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
4:50 - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
8:37 - Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
8:44 - Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
11:15 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed
12:10 - A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
12:29 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
15:31 - The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
15:38 - Book Of the Month
18:56 - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
20:55 - OnRamp Podcast
25:04 - Lost Boy by Christina Henry
25:12 - Morgan Tallman episode 22
28:26 - Alice by Christina Henry
28:29 - Red Queen by Christina Henry
28:56 - Peter Pan by JM Barrie
31:57 - Barbara Cooney books
35:38 - Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborne
37:30 - Eric Carle books
37:36 - Sandra Boynton books
38:22 - Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
38:51 - Richard Scarry books
39:48 - First Thousand Words in English by Heather Amery
39:49 - First Thousand Words in Spanish by Heather Amery
40:08 - Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborne
40:28 - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Hayes
41:48 - In The Town All Year ‘Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner
43:21 - The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
43:24 - Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
43:32 - Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
43:34 - Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
44:37 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
45:49 - Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
47:01 - Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
48:00 - Parnassus Books
48:31 - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Find Anna here: The Post Party podcast
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