Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
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Episode 55 – Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys
Kait, Becca, and their guests Anna of Bellwether Friends and Holly of TopatoCo continue Flashback Summer by trying to solve the mystery of the missing entertainment after slogging through Nancy Drew and the Ghost of Craven Cove and The Hardy Boys and the Secret of Sigma Seven. Will they discover why they read so many of these books as kids? Will they uncover the secret to why these series are so long-lasting? Will they deduce the three basic personality types of all teenagers in series mystery books? (Spoiler alert: no, no, yes.)
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Footnotes: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys YouTube Playlist
Nancy Drew TV Show Not Happening Because It’s ‘Too Female’
A Nancy Drew Ghostwriter on the Art of Being “Carolyn Keene” and the Evolution of Nancy Drew in a More Feminist Age
15 Mysterious Facts About the Hardy Boys
The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and the Secret Ghostwriters of Children’s Fiction
Nancy Drew by Kate Beaton: 1 2 3 4 5
The Original Ghostwriter Behind Nancy Drew Was One of The Most Interesting YA Writers of All Time
Candy pairing: Kait says old-timey penny candy, Becca says Three Musketeers, Anna says Twix and Bit O’ Honey, Holly says candy buttons.
Coming up next: Angels to Watch Over Me by Lurlene McDaniel.
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Readers Advisory: Episode 02 – Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer
Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
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