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May 2018

Episode 112: Two Girls Named Betsy: going back to the books of my childhood

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episode 112

Today’s books are:

“B” is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood. Harcourt, Brace, & Co., 1939.

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace. HarperCollins, 1940.

Blog posts about Carolyn Haywood from the Free Library of Philadelphia:

Part 1

Part 2

Complete list of Betsy-Tacy books with synopses

Thank you for being here for this our 3rd anniversary episode.

Find our first anniversary episode here.

And our second anniversary episode here.

Happy listening,


Special Episode #19: My Thoughts on “The Great American Read”

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Special Episode #19

Watch the full 2 hour PBS launch special here.

Check out the full list of nominees.

Find me on Goodreads and join the conversation.

Happy listening,


Episode 111: On Being a Little Boy

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episode 111

Today’s books are:

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Viking, 1962.

A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Viking, 2016.

Other things discussed in this episode:

Ezra Jack Keats’s former collaborator talks about him.

Andrea Davis Pinkney’s website.

Happy listening,



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