Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.31: The Children’s Canon, The Pushcart War, and a Newbery Award Game

This week, we welcome special guest star Robyn (my sister!!) to talk about the books we’d add or subtract from the canon of children’s literature. We review Jean Merrill’s wonderful book¬†The Pushcart War on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, and we play a way-too-hard game about Newbery winners. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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Note: My family frequently breaks into song when we are bored. That is why that happened. If you ever hang out with me and Robyn, you will find us breaking into song kind of often.

Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall and comes from here.

  • anna

    No kidding, Ra, super identified with the father swan? DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING.

  • I feel deprived that I’ve only heard of a handful of these books, what was I doing as a child!?!

  • I was looking for a YA book set in Africa with a love story for my school theme bookclub and then you mention Mara daughter of the Nile and it sounds perfect

    • Gin Jenny

      Yessssss! I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s totally exciting and great.