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Aug 16, 2021

The Kids and YA Gift Giving Guide (Episode 027) was my most popular episode last year, and it’s not hard to see why – kids are friggen awesome. Today I’m sharing something that’s usually reserved for my Patrons: the outtakes from that episode. I’m gearing up to start work on the 2021 Kid’s Episode, so if you know a young person who likes to read, stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear how they can be a guest on the Best Book Ever Podcast.

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Host: Julie Strauss



Do you know a young person who’d like to appear on the 2nd Annual Kids/YA Gift Guide Episode? GO HERE!

Listen to the First Kids/YA Gift Giving Guide Episode HERE.

These are the books the kids talked about in Episode 27:



The Amazing Spiderman World of Reading This is Spiderman by Marvel Press



Thea Stilton and the Land of Flowers

Thea Stilton Cloud Castle

Thea Stilton Treasure Seekers



Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls



The Pandava Series by Roshani Chokshi

Jaden’s favorite is Book 2, Arusha and the Song of Death



The Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter

There are several series; Jack’s favorite is the New Prophecy Series

His favorite book in that series is  Warrior Cat: Sunset by Erin Hunter



The Geronimo Stilton Books

Miles mentioned the following:

Geronimo Stilton: The Island of Dragons

Thea Stilton: The Land of Flowers

Thea Stilton and The Dragon’s Code

Geronimo Stilton: The Wizard’s Wand

Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy

Dog Man Books Series by Dav Pilkey



Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Part of the Arc of a Scythe Series)

Dry by Neal Shusterman

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Trials of Apollo Series by Rick Riordan

Generations Trilogy by Scott Sigler: Alive, Alight, Alone

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Story Thieves Series by James Riley: Story Thieves, The Stolen Chapters, Secret Origins, Pick the Plot, Worlds Apart



The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (Part of the First Law Trilogy)

The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan

The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi



Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

The Mother Daughter Book Club Series by Heather Vogel Frederick (Erin’s favorite is Pies and Prejudice)

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris



Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery by Richard Selzer

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality by Thomas Lynch

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

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