Best Books to Give to Kids, Illustrator-Author Julie Olson
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 41
- Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm
- 28:28 mins
Best Books to Give to Kids (4:10) Looking for good books for kids this holiday season? Our guest, award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, has some great suggestions! She talks to Rachel about ideal books for a preschooler, middle schooler, or young adult. Kate DiCamillo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time winner of the Newbery Award. Titles such as Because of Winn-Dixie and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. Her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, is a National Book Award Finalist. Illustrator-Author (13:41) Next, on Worlds Awaiting, Rachel welcomes illustrator-author Julie Olson. One of Olson’s favorite activities is visiting with her readers when she visits local schools. She has illustrated many books, including Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea (with a great interactive website!), Dear Cinderella by Marianne Moore and Mary Jane Kensington, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London. Reading in the Home (25:03) We finish up the show today with a mother of five who talks to Taylor Miranda of the Worlds Awaiting team about a daily custom at her house - reading together as a family – especially at bedtime. She also shares the benefits she has seen.