December 6, 2018

Beyond the Stacks: Children’s Author Paul Acampora Recommends Books! [podcast]

It’s always a good time to buy books, but the holiday season is definitely an excellent excuse! So if you’re wondering what to buy the young reader in your life (or the young not-yet-a-reader), check out this podcast. Library Director Josh Berk interviews children’s author Paul Acampora of Allentown about what’s new and exciting in children’s literature. Paul knows kidlit like nobody’s business and he offers enthusiastic recommendations — excellent choices for readers of all ages. Listen to the podcast below and below that see the (partial) list of recommended titles. Buy them at your favorite book store or hey, maybe check them out from the library.  And go learn more about Paul and his many fine books at Thanks, Paul!


America’s Test Kitchen Kids– The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Frank Cammuso– Kings of the Lunch Table

Christopher Paul Curtis– The Journey of Little Charley

Kate DiCamillo– Louisiana’s Way Home

Erin Dionne — Lights, Camera, Disaster

Tommy Greenwald- Game Changer

Ryan T. Higgins– We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Victoria Jamieson– Roller Girl

Varian Johnson– The Parker Inheritance

Jarrett Krosoczka– Hey Kiddo

Joe Kelly — I Kill Giants

Elizabeth Wein- A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead–BOB

Celia Perez– The First Rule of Punk

James Preller– Jigsaw Jones

Martin Sandler– The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

Melissa Sweet– Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White

Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco– The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid Book