Episode 28
Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations. Joining is special guest Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark and co-founder of the Everywhere Book Fest.

This episode is sponsored by:

TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes

Lila and Hadley by Kody Keplinger from Scholastic

Fun Fun Fun World by Yehudi Mercado from Oni Press and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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RELEVANT LINKS:

Everywhere Book Fest

Every Child a Reader’s resources for Children’s Book Week

#OperationStorytime from Romper (on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using hashtag #operationstorytime)

“Write. Right. Rite.” Series with Jason Reynolds

BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

PICTURE BOOKS:

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison

MIDDLE GRADE:

Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

Twins (Twins #1) by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh

The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

WHERE TO FIND CHILDREN’S BOOKS DURING QUARANTINE

CLOSING NOTE:

Let us know what books or topics you’ve been sharing this week, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (kidlitthesedays@bookriot.com) or Twitter (@MatthewWinner and @ittybittyny).