EP 9: 1 Book, 2 Books, Better than Seuss Books: Rhyming & Keepsake Books you Actually Want to Keep

Episode summary: 

There’s nothing worse than a bad rhyming book, but arguably, is there anything better? This week we talk about wonderful rhyming books and keepsake books to add to your treasured collection.  Give new authors and illustrators a chance!  Pass on those old Seuss books, support other creators (that aren’t racist.)

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 Stop with the Dr. Seuss please. [1:03]

-Topic 2 Rhyming can go so wrong[4:57]

-Topic 3 Rhyming Books we Love [8:27]

-Topic 4  Why don’t publishers like rhyming books? [12:18]

-Topic 5 Ale thinks this lack of rhyming effort is a disgrace [14:46]

-Topic 6  Rhyming Board Books are Great [16:30]

-Topic 7 Keepsake Books [20:48]

-Topic 8 Hot Trends in Picture Book Styles [25:23] 

-Topic 9 Misleading Covers [27:44]

-Topic 10 Personal Preference and Aesthetic trends [29:56]

Instagram Creators mentioned in this episode:

1- [2:50] @thisbookwins

2- [3:58] @asianlitforkids

3- [5:45] @toddlers.who.read

4- [6:21] @childrenslitworld

5- [10:14] @myliteracyspace

6-[12:18] @thecatchpoles http://www.thecatchpoleagency.co.uk/

7-[12:48] @mdlmbooks

8-[13:45] @houstonlibraryfinds

9-[14:46] @bellethecat

10- [14:50] @Bookishwaytoplay

11-[15:00] @babylibrarians

12- [18:30] Mel @quarto @spiky_penelope

Rhyming Books Mentioned in this episode: 

“The Little Red Barn”, by Margaret Wise Brown

Go to Sleep Little Farm by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal  

“Time For Bed” by Mem Fox 

“I took the Moon for a Walk” Carolyn Curtis

Questioneers Series Andrea Beaty

Sandra Boynton Sandra Boynton

“Steam Train Dream Train” Sherri Duskey Rinker

 “Goodnight Construction Site”  Sherri Duskey Rinker

“Ways To Say I Love You” from Quarto Kids, by Marilyn Singer 

Keepsake Books Mentioned in this Episode 

“Dragons Love Tacos” Adam Rubin

“When’s My Birthday?” By Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Christian Robinson,

“I Got You A Present” by  Susan McLennan and Mike Erskine-Kellie 

“You Matter” C. Robinson

 Frank Murphy’s series “A Boy Like You” a “A Girl Like you” next year that is going to be co-authored by Charnaie of @hereweeread called “A Friend Like you” 

“Dear Girl” “Dear Boy” “Dear Baby” Amy Rosenthal and has been continued on by her Daughter Paris Rosenthal

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson 

“The King Of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley Newman – 

All The Ways to Be Smart By Davina Bell (they another book about anxiety called “Captain Starfish)

Grace Byers book “I Am Enough” sequel “I Believe I can” 

“Our Favourite Day of the Year” A. E. Ali

“If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!” Elise Parsley

“Moira’s Birthday” Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko 

“The Gruffalo’s Child” Julia Donaldson

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, 

Child of Galaxies by Blake Nuto 

“Freedom We Sing” Amyra León

Book Recommendations from Followers

@_mybookaddiction_  Chris Van Ducen “Johnny Duddle” 

@myliteracyspace “Rhyming Dust Bunnies” by Jan Thomas 

@anne_wynter “The Pomegranate Witch!” by Denise McKenna

@morgsceejay “I’m Hiding” Dorothy Aldis

@joysbookshelf “Bear Snores On” Karma Wilson

@building_our_bookshelf “Dream Animals” by Emily Martin and “Wonderful things You will be” Emily Martin 

@storytimebymagu “Joyful Noise”  Paul Fleischman

@jonesingforgoodbooks  “I Like Myself” Karen Beaumont “Monster Trouble” Lane Fredrickson

@flisatfun “Oi Frog” Keys Gray

@flisatfun all the “Hairy Maclary” books

@learning.with.hazel “Jamberry” Bruce Degan

@bless.themess ,”Is Your Mama a Llama?” Deborah Guarino 

@bookcrazymom “Rhyming Dust bunnies”  by Jan Thomas 

@dairy.free.foodie “Sheep in a Jeep” Nancy E. Shaw

@thepaperdart “Rosie and the Rustlers” by Roy Gerard “The Donut Chef” Bob Stake 

@picturebookplaydate anything by Julia Donaldson

@lex_du4 “Ada Twist Scientist” and the whole series by Andrea Beaty

@thecatchpoles “The Gruffalo” Julia Donaldson

@alr8395  “Bear Snores On” Karma Wilson and “Magical  Yet” Angela DiTerlizzii

@because.my.mother.read “Rhyming Dust Bunnies”  by Jan Thomas 

@justcallmecaboose “No More Por favor” Susan Middleton Elya

@503_ms.g_reads “Little Blue Truck” Alice Schertle


“There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed a Universe” Chris Ferrie

@binniebooks anything Sandra Boynton

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