Episode 29: Choosing Great Library Books + Special Guest Co-Host Anna Hithersay

The lovely Anna Hithersay!

The lovely 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

Books are magic!

Books are magic!

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

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