When Green Becomes Tomatoes: THE BEST BOOK EVER [THIS WEEK]

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The Best Book Ever (This Week)

Here’s a stack of books we think you’ll love, including stories about a dog and some sickly sweet names, a journey through a dream, and an orchestra whose instruments are made up entirely from recycled materials. It’s the Best Book Ever (this week)!

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Books Reviewed on this Episode

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Over the Ocean
by Taro Gomi
Chronicle Books

Safe in a Storm
by Stephen R. Swinburne; illustrated by Jennifer Bell
Cartwheel Books

Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh!
by Sean Taylor; illustrated by Kate Hindley

Nobody Likes a Goblin

by Ben Hatke
First Second

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
by Susan Hood; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Before I Wake Up…
by Britta Teckentrup

A Dark, Dark Cave
by Eric Hoffman; illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
Viking Books for Young Readers

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Julie Morstad
Roaring Brook Press

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About the Author

Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .

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