Episode 132 – Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth, a dystopian society controlled by Buzzfeed quizzes, has been one of most frequently-requested episodes. In an effort to bring peace to the five factions, we invited Annie, author of The Chance You Won’t Return and cohost of the Crossover Appeal podcast to read this flash-in-the-pan dystopian novel with us. Listen to this episode on your next trip to Chicago–just make sure to be careful when jumping off the El train!

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Footnotes: GoodReads Interview with Veronica Roth

Official Divergent Faction Quiz

Bean cleaned: Workers quickly remove graffiti from Chicago’s beloved sculpture

Candy Pairing:  Annie says Pop Rocks and Coke, Kait says chocolate with a razor blade in it, Renata says abandoned chocolate.

Coming up next: The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

 

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Episode 131 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie novelization by Steve Behling

 

Hola! We read the Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie novelization by Steve Behling so you don’t have to! We were joined by librarian extraordinaire and Dora the Explorer watcher Kristi, who helped us avoid getting stuck in the quicksand of this self-aware novel that briefly took Twitter by storm. Strap on your backpack and listen to this episode as you hack your way through the jungle!

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Footnotes: The Dora the Explorer movie sounds absolutely bonkers

Candy Pairing:  Kait says movie theater popcorn, Kristi says last year’s Halloween candy, Renata says pan dulce.

Coming up next: Divergent by Veronica Roth.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 131 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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Episode 130 – Dealing With Dragons

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede

As Flashback Summer draws to a close for another year, our friend Kelsey joined us to return to a feminist favorite: Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. The three of us all loved this book as tweens and were thrilled to report that it holds up. Listen to this episode while cleaning your dragon’s cave.

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Footnotes: The Problem of the Improper Princess by Catherine Nichols

Candy Pairing:  Kait says mini Twix bars, Kelsey says cherries jubilee, Renata says lemon drops.

Coming up next: Dora and the Lost City of Gold junior novel by Steve Behling.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 130 – Dealing With Dragons

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Episode 129 – Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories series)

The Rotten Romans by Terry Deary and Martin Brown

For this installment of Flashback Summer, we flashed way back to ancient Rome. We read The Rotten Romans from the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary & Martin Brown with returning guest, librarian Laura. It’s a whimsically British look at history with some cartoons that remain inscrutable, even to the eyes of adult Americans with history degrees. This podcast is only available in English, because Latin is a dead language (RIP).

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Footnotes: Ancient Roman Readers Advisory sent by listener Lydia

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Candy Pairing:  Kait says Fig Newtons, Laura says chocolate, Renata says no thank you.

Coming up next: Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 129 – Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories series)

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Episode 128 – Pickle Puss (Polk Street School)

Pickle Puss by Patricia Reilly Giff

Flashback Summer continues with a trip to the Polk Street School, where the kids aren’t alright. Becca joined us to read Pickle Puss by Patricia Reilly Giff, an early chapter book about how not to run a summer reading program or care for a pet. Listen to this episode on your way to deceive your local librarian!

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Footnotes: Endangered Series: The Kids of Polk Street School.

Candy Pairing:  Becca says melted Hershey’s kisses, Kait says sugar free hard candy, Renata says Scandinavian Swimmers.

Coming up next: Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories series) by Terry Deary & Martin Brown.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 128 – Pickle Puss (Polk Street School)

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Pickle Puss (Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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