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100. More Books for Young Readers, Beta Heroes, and a Surprise for Jane

100. More Books for Young Readers, Beta Heroes, and a Surprise...

We’re back with more of our and your recommendations for young readers, plus a few beta hero recs from me. Then, to celebrate our 100th episode, a surprise at the end.

Here are the books we discuss in this episode:

Patricia Wrede Dragon series Alvin Ho Diary of a Wimpy Kid  My Weirder School - Dan Gutman

Power Ranger books Captain Underpants Kate Willoughby's hockey book Across the Line

Echo's Wolf book 1: Prisoner by Leah Silver Phineas & Ferb Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Trouble Twisters by Sean Williams and Garth Nix The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town Eleanor and Park Chrysanthemum Keven Henke Lily and The Purple Plastic Purse

Sheila Rae The Brave A Weekend With Wendell Sisters - Raina Telgemeier Lost and Found

The Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams The Wedding Planner's Daughter and Cupid Chronicles by Coleen Paratore Confectionately Yours Series by Lisa Papademetriou The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

Book Riding the Wave by Lorelie Brown This podcast is brought to you by New American Library, publisher of Riding the Wave, Lorelie Brown’s sexy new Pacific Blue novel—on sale now!

The gray-green swells of San Sebastian haven’t changed in ten years, but Tanner Wright has. The last thing he expects to find back on his home turf is the love of his life….

With a make-or-break world championship on the line, professional surfer Tanner Wright has come back to the coastal California hometown he left a decade ago, carrying only his board and the painful knowledge of his father’s infidelity. Now that Hank Wright is dead, Tanner intends to keep the secret buried to spare his mother and sister the burden.

The last time Avalon Knox saw her best friend’s brother, she was fourteen and he was a twenty-year-old surfer god. She’s never understood or respected the way Tanner distanced himself from the family that has embraced her. But now she has the professional chance of a lifetime: to photograph Tanner for the competition—if he’ll agree.

Out on the waves, they find in each other passion that’s impossible to resist. And Tanner’s not the only one trying to move forward from his past. As the competition heats up, secrets get spilled, and lust takes over.

How close can Avalon get to this brooding surfer…without getting burned?

Our music is provided by Sassy Outwater. This is The Shadow Orchestra’s Sweet as a Nut. You can find more about Shadow Orchestra at their MySpace page, and their music is also available on iTunes.

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99. Recommendations for Young Readers – Part I Multi-part episodes of young reader recommendations. Thank you!

99. Recommendations for Young Readers – Part I Multi-part episodes of...

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:

The Wind in the WillowsBrer RabbitThe Secret Garden

Where the Mountain Meets the MoonThe Year of the DogThe Year of the Rat

Wonder

The One and Only Ivan

The School of Good and Evil

How to Train Your Dragon - Spirit AnimalsMagic Treehouse

The Ordinary Princess Dealing with Dragons - Patricia C Wrede

The Legend of Zelda books

The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer >The Amulet graphic novels

Garfield comicsDiary of a Wimpy Kid

Captain Underpants

Ranger’s ApprenticeThe Brotherband Chronicles

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMannThe Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Sonic the Hedgehog graphic novelsHiro’s Quest seriesSecret Agent Jack Stalwart series

Alex Rider graphic novelsPokemon books!

hoot Carl Hiaasenflush Carl Hiaasen

Tortall series by Tamora PierceSherwood Smith’s “Wren” books (Wren to the Rescue is the first)

The Summoning - Kelley ArmstrongThe Boxcar Children

The Little House on the Prairie seriesThe Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

Harry Potter

The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSpiderwick Chronicles

The Mysterious Benedict SocietyThe Mysterious Benedict Society

Percy jackson seriesKane Chronicles

Junie B JonesThe Weetzie Bat series by Francesca Lia Block

The Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McCaffreyDingo by Charles DeLint

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by Patricia C. Wrede Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Pit Dragon Trilogy by Jane Yolen

And just wait – next week, we’ll have more!

Book Straddling the Line

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?

The music this week was provided by Sassy Outwater. This song is called “Room 215″ and it’s by the Peatbog Faeries from their CD Dust. You can find them at their website, or at iTunes.

If you like the podcast, you can subscribe to our feed, or find us at iTunes. You can also find us at PodcastPickle and on Stitcher, too.

What did you think of today’s episode? Got ideas? Suggestions? You can talk to us on the blog entries for the podcast or talk to us on Facebook if that’s where you hang out online. You can email us at [email protected] or you can call and leave us a message at our Google voice number: 201-371-DBSA. Please don’t forget to give us a name and where you’re calling from so we can work your message into an upcoming podcast.

Thanks for listening!