In this episode, brought to you from studio 203 in Madison, Wisconsin, we interview Jennifer Robinson, co-founder of a high-tech software company who writes a blog about children’s books. We also talk about the Cat in the Hat, how to balance the responsibilities of adulthood with the fun of childhood, and share the latest progress of Escape Plan TV.
• New Book Takes Us Closer to Seuss (story)
• For the Fun of It (article)
• Jen Robinson’s blog is a can’t miss destination for children’s book fans!
• Jen’s all-time favorite children’s books (as of this second): Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and The Giver by Lois Lowry.
• The three books that Jen enjoyed the most that she read in the past year are: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller, and Heat by Mike Lupica.
• Read Jen’s list of Cool Girls from Kid Lit.
• Watch the Escape Plan TV trailer.
• Feeling Lucky? Find out how you can win your wishlist, as well as other cool prizes.
Win Stuff: Win a $20 gift certificate to the Lemonade Stand by letting us know, “What is YOUR favorite children’s book?” Leave a comment!
Show Music: Coyote Sleeps by Ethan Elkind
Show Length: 47 minutes, 5 seconds
Shout Outs: Thanks to Ian for the voicemail and Jen for the great interview!
Little Willow says
Oh, I’ll REALLY try to keep this to ten books or less, I swear.
My favorite classics:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Anne of Green Gables series
My favorite chapter books:
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Westing Game
My favorite beginning readers:
The Frog & Toad series
My favorite picture books:
The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Oh, now you’re asking for trouble, friends; don’t you know not to tease the children’s book aficionados? Any of us could go on with this for DAYS. I won’t even promise to keep it to ten, like LW!!! However, my favorite YA/Children’s books this week are…
Rules, by Cynthia Lord…
Classic Fave: Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
Fave Seuss: Marvin K. Mooney (Will You Please Go Now!)
Fave Multicultural Picture Book: My Mother’s Sari, by Sandhya Rao
Favorite Classic Picture Book: What Do You Say, Dear by Sesyle Joslin
Favorite Classic Historical Fiction: The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
Fave NEW Historical Fiction: Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson… …see what you’ve started!!?
Favorite NUMBER ONE Book (please note that this is ONLY for this particular quiz): Fly-By-Night, by Frances Hardinge!
ALL of these are totally wonderful, read them if you have time!
Economic and Culture Observer (Lenno Cornish) says
There is a proverb: How to write books for children? In the same way as for adults. But better…