A podcast dedicated to all things Newbery
S9 E6 The Story Of Mankind
The 100th episode! Marcy & Jennie discuss the very first Newbery winner, The Story of Mankind by Henrik Willem Van Loon. They chat about selective historical writing, fabricated maps & timelines, and the progress of 100 years of the Newbery Award!
Interview: Renée Watson
Jennie and Marcy speak with activist, author, and poet Renée Watson about her Coretta Scott King winning & Newbery honored book Piecing Me Together, the new book in her middle grade Ryan Hart series, and writing the joy of every day moments!
S9 E5 The Old Tobacco Shop
Marcy and Jennie discuss another of the severely questionable first group of Newbery honorees, The Old Tobacco Shop by William Bowen.
E9 S4 The Great Quest
E9 S4 The Great Quest by NewberyTart
S9 E3 The Windy Hill
Jennie and Marcy review the 1922 Newbery Honor book The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs.
S9 E2 Cedric The Forester
Jennie and Marcy discuss 1922 Newbery Honor book Cedric the Forester.
Smart and fun
I never thought I’d listen to a podcast about Newburyport books, most of which I’ve never read, but these women’s love of them is infectious. Sure, they gush a bit during some of interviews, but that’s only because they love these authors so gosh darn much. My only problem is I wish they would drink a little more. This show would be even better if they had a better buzz going.
Clever, entertaining, delightful
This is such a delightful podcast. The hosts' chemistry is strong and charming, their insights into the books are clever, unexpected and fascinating, and the books chosen are always great reads. If you love great kids' books and with you had smart friends to talk about them with, this podcast is your new favorite thing.
Fun, intellectually engaging, refreshing!
I am excited to have discovered this new little gem of a podcast. I love children’s literature, and this is a great way to revisit (and visit for the first time) some really quality books, from a more grown up perspective. The hosts are fun and you feel like you are chatting with a couple of friends with fancy cocktails.
Can’t wait for more!