004 Ambre goes on a rant... and books
On the power of our words and the protective shield of story.
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Books reviewed in this episode:
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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Julie Morstad (hear how this book was formative for Ambre’s eldest’s world view on personal limitations due to not being “typical”)
Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen (Listen to hear which goat book Amanda prefered)
At Our House by Isabel Minhós Martins, illustrated by Madalena Matoso
Grow Kind by Jon Lasser, illustrated by Sage Foster-Lasser
In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson, illustrated by Patrice Barton
More Stories from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson, illustrated by Patrice Barton
Ernestine’s Milky Way by Kerry Madden-Lunsford, illustrated by Emily Sutton
-Kid’s Review: Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards (in the episode, Ambre incorrectly identified the author as just “Julie Andrews”)
The Big Bath House by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Gracey Zhang
Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illustrated by Tracy Subisak
Dolch Readers such as Dog Pals by Edward W. Dolch and Marguerite P. Dolch, illustrated by Fran Matera
A Year Around the Great Oak or Around the Oak by Gerda Muller
Where Do They Go When it Rains? by Gerda Muller
The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper
Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider (and an update on Amanda’s Great Pyrenees puppy)
Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector by Randel McGee
The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs by Fiona Robinson
The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang
The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang
Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Dandelion Cottage by Carroll Watson Rankin
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