Josh Funk: Tuesday, August 20th

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All The Wonders This Week w/ josh funk: August 20, 2019

Introduction

A problematic Florida reading list, NerdCamp news, and three middle grade sequels full of adventure. We’ve got all this and more.

I’m Corrina Allen and this is All The Wonders This Week.

Joining me today to talk about all things exciting and new in the world of children’s literature is Josh Funk – author of The Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, How to Code a Sandcastle AND the coming-this-September How to Code a Rollercoaster!


KIDLIT News

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Upcoming Events

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Today’s New Releases

Picture Books

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Chapter Books / Middle Grade

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Nonfiction

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Other Media New Releases

There is not a lot in the way of children’s movies or TV shows coming out this week, but I did want to give you an update about a film mentioned on the previous episode.

Movies

  • Last week, I mentioned that I was dubious about the new live action Dora movie called Dora and the Lost City of Gold – but I am hearing great things about it!  Susan Tan, author of the Cilla-Lee Jenkins series had this to say about it:
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Currently Reading

Josh

Corrina

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Wonderings

Corrina

On my mind this week as I prepare my classroom for the beginning of school is how to curate a classroom library and knowing when to purge old books.  In light of some reading I’ve been doing lately, I’ve temporarily pulled most of the non-fiction and fiction pieces featuring Native American characters and content until I can verify that the messages in them are accurate and not harmful.

Josh

I think that for me, it’s really seeing all of the schools that are starting. So I’m thinking about all the teachers and librarians and principals and faculty and students that are about to start a new chapter of their lives. And I’m just hopeful that you all have an incredible 2019-2020 school year, and I wish you all the best!

Thank You

Thank all of you for listening and sharing your Tuesday with us!

You can find an outline of the show and links to all the books and topics we chatted about at allthewonders.com.  And, if you have an extra minute this week, reviews on iTunes or Stitcher are much appreciated.

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See you next week!

About the Author

Corrina Allen

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Corrina Allen is a 5th grade teacher in Central New York. She hosts Books Between, a bi-weekly podcast to help teachers, librarians, and parents connect children between 8 and 12 to books they’ll love. You can connect with Corrina on Twitter at @corrinaaallen or Instagram at @Corrina_Allen.

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