Ep 17: Childhood Reads. December 22, 2020.
Welcome back to Big Little Books! This episode is severely delayed (it was recorded in September…) but life, and 2020 in general, has thrown us some curveballs. Our apologies for the wait in getting this episode out. It is a special one, and we are happy to finally be getting it to you all. There has been a lot going on in the world which has changed the school year in many ways, Way back in September, when back to school was in the air, it got us here at BLB thinking about our heightened connection with children’s books. What is behind it? Does our fondness for specific children’s books come from the familiarity forged through re-reading childhood favourites over and over again? So, for this episode of BLB, we chat about what books mean to us as kids. We recall the sweet rush of a Scholastic book fair, and quiz ourselves on well-known children’s authors. We talk about the books that made us readers and the books that didn’t stop us along the way. Books from your childhood can linger with you all your life, and perhaps mark you the most profoundly. Throughout this episode you will hear some new voices, as we have chatted with some of our friends and family about their childhood reads. Listen for the chimes! Special thanks to Shireen, Ben, Louise, Erin, Kenneth, Billy, and Kaitlin for joining us in this episode. Do you have any favourite childhood reads we missed in this episode? We would love to hear from you! Find us on Instagram @biglittlebookspod or email us at email@example.com Our next episode will be out end of January. We cross our hearts! EPISODE GUIDE: 00:01:01 – Episode Agenda // Where are we at? 00:01:49 – Nostalgia & Memories of Scholastic Book Fairs 00:06:55 – Quizzes: Classic Children’s Books and Children’s Authors 00:11:08 – The Rainbow Fish by author and illustrator Marcus Pfister, translated into English by J. Alison James 00:13:12 – Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 00:17:55 – Where the Wild Things Are by author and illustrator Maurice Sendak 00:20:40 – Books that Were Read to Us 00:25:35 – Love You Forever written by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw 00:28:20 – Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 00:32:10 – The Giver by Lois Lowry 00:34:40 – Intermission 00:34:55 – Goosebumps by R. L. Stine 00:42:20 – The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 00:43:28 – The Serpent’s Egg by J. Fitzgerald McCurdy 00:46:10 – General Theme of Childhood Favourites: The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton 00:49:55 – The books that did not stop us from becoming readers: Animorphs Series, Captain Underpants, Bridge to Terabithia and The Baby-Sitters Club (We agree to disagree on some of these!) 00:56:05 – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 00:57:29 – Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli 00:58:40 – Eragon by Christopher Paolini The hard Britannica quizzes we tried: Quiz: https://www.britannica.com/quiz/classic-childrens-books Quiz: https://www.britannica.com/quiz/a-quiz-about-childrens-authors
Duration: 1 hr 5 min