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Best Book Ever

Sep 18, 2023

This week I'm so delighted for you to meet Kate Reynolds, also known as The Lavender Librarian. Kate is a passionate advocate of inclusive storytimes for children, and she has some innovative ideas for how to share reading time with kids. 

I was initially hesitant when Kate suggested we read a children's book for this episode - afraid that we wouldn't have enough to talk about to fill the half hour. But I was so, so wrong. Talking to librarians is always a wonderful experience, but talking to this particular one about this particular book was extra-specially magic. 

Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Kate Reynolds



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Discussed in this episode:


A Day with No Words by Tiffany Hammond


Roald Dahl

The Babysitters Club

Beverly Cleary

Mr. Rogers

Sharon, Lois and Bram

Sandwiches by Fred Penner

Je suis une Pizza by Charlotte Diamond

123 Andres

Jim Gill

Little Miss Anne

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

Mouse by Art Spiegelman

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Tiffany Hammond’s Instagram


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