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KDLcast Book Talk #4: Children's books

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KDLcast Book Talk #4

Our first episode devoted exclusively to kids' titles! For KDLcast Book Talk No. 4, three of our staff discuss some of their favorite juvenile books (both fiction and nonfiction) and picture books. 

A conversation recorded on Feb. 20, 2017 with:

  • Emily Bantel, Tyrone Township Branch Youth Paraprofessional
  • Monica Whalen, East Grand Rapids Branch Youth Specialist
  • Kip Odell, Grandville Branch Adult Librarian and KDLcast Editor and Producer

Emily’s Juvenile Books

Monica’s Juvenile Books

Kip’s Juvenile Books

Emily’s Picture Books

Monica’s Picture Books

Kip’s Picture Books

Other titles and series mentioned

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst (910 L Lexile, Accelerated Reader 4.8)
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky (Junion Non-fiction)

What are we geeking on?

Emily: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli (Junior Non-fiction)
Monica: The Accidentals band
Kip: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-class Performers by Tim Ferriss (Adult Non-fiction)

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