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Lots of Good Fun That Is Funny: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 26


Welcome to The Librarian Is In, The New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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Children's librarian Louise Lareau joins Frank and Gwen to talk about NYPL's annual Best Books for Kids list and why you should say "underpants" during first-grade storytime. Plus: Eve Babitz, Joan Didion, Zadie Smith, joy, suffering, existentialism, etc., etc.

cat in the hat
"I know some new tricks," said the Cat in the Hat...

What We're Reading Now

Best Books for Kids and Teens lists, plus our committees' top 10 favorites from each list (kids and teens)

Making butter at the Bronx Library Center.

The play that awesome guy on the train was reading: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

Extreme Makeover: Apocalypse Edition  by Dan Wells

Eve Babitz: L.A. Woman and Slow Days, Fast Company

Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Guest Star

Louise Lareau, librarian at the Children’s Center!

The Cat in the Hat  by Dr. Seuss

(Many, many other people have seen Freudian themes in CitH and taken the whole thing waaaay further than we did!)

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

HUNNY! Image via Wikipedia.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey

Anything but Books

Louise: HGTV, Fixer Upper, and pinecone crafts

Pinterest has a LOT of ideas about pinecone crafts.

Gwen: Colorforms/reusable stickers

Frank: Swing Time the film


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A thank you and a request!

I am such in awe of you guys and so grateful for the day I find your podcast! I love it! There is no other strong word for this feeling! I love you guys! I am always excited for every new episode and I love how amazing you both are with us listeners. It is like I meet you guys everyday even though we are many continents away! So thank you! A very big one, for putting so much time and hard work for people like me who are hungry for new arts to read, and don't knows where to start from! Also, a small small request I would like to make is, as I live in a country where we don't have all these amazing books readily available in the libraries or in stores that actually sell them and not all can afford it on the internet and so on, could you make some most definite book/novels/authors to read on Project Gutenberg? It would be such a wonderful thing to know some authors that have never come up in the books I read during school. Thank you! And all the warmth and love! You guys are amazing!

thank you and YES to Project Gutenberg

Shweta, thank you so much for this lovely comment! We will absolutely suggest some authors and books that you can find on Project Gutenberg -- stay tuned. And thanks again!

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