Multi-part episodes of young reader recommendations. Thank you!
This week, Jane’s recommendations based on her daughter’s reading enjoyment and their experiences with books together. Then, I’ll be on next week with my recommendations. In both episodes (possibly three depending on editing time), I’ll feature your recommendations as well.
Before I get to the book recommendations, I also wanted to highlight a couple of book-focused charity initiatives. We subscribed to the PJ Library, which sends monthly books that focus on Jewish themes to children until they’re about 8. Some areas extend the program a bit longer, but our PJ Library, which was coordinated by the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ, stopped the program at age 8. Each month both of my children would receive a book – or sometimes a CD of music – that was about Jewish children, holidays, cultural history, and similar themes. Getting a book in the mail once a month: BIG AWESOMENESS.
Also, if you’re looking for local book initiatives in your area, you might try First Book, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, both of which aim to get books into the hands of young readers. If you’d like to recommend other programs that increase childhood literacy, please email me.
One last thing: Jane mentioned the Newbery Award, and you can find the complete list of winning books from 1922 to the present on the ALA website.
Ready? Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:
And just wait – next week, we’ll have more!
Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton’s latest addition to the Play-by-Play series, STRADDLING THE LINE—on sale now from Berkley!
Trevor Shay has it all—a successful football and baseball career, and any woman he wants. But when he finds out his college mentor’s daughter is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid.
Haven Briscoe has finally landed a dream job as a sportscaster for a major network. But she hasn’t been able to move past the recent death of her beloved father, and it’s affecting her career. A plum assignment following the daily life of sports superstar Trevor Shay might be just the inspiration she needs…
Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world. The chemistry between them flames higher than one of Trevor’s home runs and faster than his dashes to the end zone. But as they grow closer, Haven stumbles onto Trevor’s closely guarded secret, one he’s hidden his entire life. And despite his protests, now it’s Haven’s turn to put everything on hold to help Trevor. Will he let her in and trust her with a secret that could blow his professional and personal world apart?
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