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Hbook Podcast 1.6 – Reviewing


Podcast the sixth, in which Siân and Roger discuss Roger’s vacation, the copying game, routines, and reviewing.


Books we talk about

Mina Javaherbin and Eugene Yelchin, Elephant in the Dark

Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Kelley Puckett and Jon J. Muth, Batman’s Dark Secret

Andrea Pippins, I Love My Hair

John Scalzi, Lock In

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Gene Kemp, The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade


People we talk about

Megan Dowd Lambert

Martha Parravano

Elissa Gershowitz



Brownie the Beautiful

Gender stereotyping

Read Roger with discussion

Braids & Buns, Ponies & Pigtails

Barbie: The Doll Girls Love to Torture? 

Barbie Torture on Pinterest! 

MA in Children’s Literature at Simmons


Things we talk about

The Good Wife

According to google, “Who said writing about music is like dancing about architecture? Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Laurie Anderson, Steve Martin, Frank Zappa, Martin Mull, Elvis Costello, Thelonius Monk, Clara Schumann, Miles Davis, George Carlin and several other people have been credited with concocting this extraordinarily popular and enigmatic simile.”

And Katie started a pinterest not instagram–Siân just said the same word twice. Le sigh.

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

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

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