Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207
Our 101 Favorite Children’s Books of the Year Part 2
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This Week’s Guests are
Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
- Their favorite books of 2014.
- the next 51 books on the list including our number 1 picks!
- All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
- Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
Download a PDF list of all these books here: Top 101 Children Books 2014
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When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, “Hey! I could do that, but with children’s publishing as my focus!” That’s how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I’d learn some stuff myself, too. I’ve had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature, to librarians and New York Time’s bestselling authors. I’ve interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I’ve installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it’s worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that’s only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn’t include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My “Burpers!” This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it’s an incredible experience for me. But if you’ve you’ve been helped, or just love it too, and you’re able, here’s your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!
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Tessa KrugerDecember 22, 2014 - 7:02 pm ·
Can't WAIT to finish my Twinkle story to also belong with you people. It feels awful to stand on the sideline, so far far away. "Just you wait, Henry Higgens, just you wait…!"
Tessa KrugerDecember 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm ·
Can’t WAIT to finish my Twinkle story to also belong with you people. It feels awful to stand on the sideline, so far, far away. “Just you wait, Henry Higgens, just you wait…!”
Every time I sit in front of my computer, my characters smuggle with my brain and I have to rewrite a lot of the plot again…
KatieJanuary 3, 2015 - 7:14 am ·
Tessa, rewriting only means you’re a writer! So I guess you belong with us! 😎