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Hbook Podcast 2.5 – The Headmaster and Literary Fast Food

Siân and Roger chat about one headmaster’s desire to keep “literary fast food” out of classroom libraries. And skipping pages. They also talk a lot about skipping pages.

Books we talk about
CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
“The Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Babysitters Club series Ann M. Martin
Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night by Mark Haddon
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

People we talk about
Elizabeth Law
Gene Luen Yang
Stephen King
Horatio Alger

Links
Reading ‘Harry Potter’ Makes You A Better Person, Research Shows
Read Roger on empathy study
JK Rowling says she received ‘loads’ of rejections before Harry Potter successs [sic]
Roger and Gene Luen Yang
JK Rowling animation

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Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.

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