Nicole and Matthew discuss how this time of safe-at-home is giving readers and bookmakers opportunity to reimagine our world through activism, design, kindness, and mindfulness. Joining is special guest Peter H. Reynolds, best-selling children’s book author, illustrator, bookshop owner, founder of FableVision, and an advocate for creativity and children of all ages.
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BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
What If… by Samantha Berger; illustrated by Mike Curato
The Breathing Book by Christopher Willard, PsyD and Olivia Weisser; illustrated by Alison Oliver
Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, and illustrated by Theodore Taylor, III
You Matter by Christian Robinson
The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen; illustrated by Alison Oliver
Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
Strange Birds by Celia C. Perez
What Lane?! by Torrey Maldonado
WHERE TO FIND CHILDREN’S BOOKS DURING QUARANTINE
- Your local library – Even as libraries are closing for the quarantine, they have a ton of e-books, resources, and movies for kids.
- Epic! – Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under
- Susan Tan’s Authors Everywhere YouTube channel
- How Kids’ Lit Is Responding to the Coronavirus
- Read, Wonder, and Learn – Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere
- COVID-19 Resources compiled by We Need Diverse Books
- Resources for Online PreK-12 Teaching During COVID and Beyond
- Little free libraries – There may be free books in a free library just around the corner from you. Give a book, get a book, and remember to wash those hands!
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