In this episode, meet Matthew Gray Gubler, author of Rumple Buttercup; Emily Arnold McCully, author of Dreaming in Code; and A.S. King, author of Dig. From illuminating the life of a brilliant mathematician to using a delightfully weird monster to encourage kids to be themselves, the stories these authors bring to life will enthrall listeners. Plus, find out which author canâ€™t distinguish her own recorded voice from her sisterâ€™s.
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Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He is weird. Join him and Candy Corn Carl (his imaginary friend made of trash) as they learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging.
â€śNot quite any one kind of book, this story will appeal to a variety of readers with a taste for the odd.â€ť â€”Kirkus
This illuminating biography of Ada Lovelace Byron reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain’s most infamous Romantic poet, became the world’s first computer programmer. Learn more about the author’s recording process with her guest post!
â€śAn exceptional biography.â€ť â€”School Library Journal
Acclaimed master of the YA novel A.S. King’s eleventh book is a surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family’s children pay to maintain the family name.
â€ś[P]urely mesmerizing … the most haunting exploration in youth literature to date of the advantage and poison that is white privilege, and the resentment of young people at the toxicity of what they inherit. King fans know to expect the unexpected, and theyâ€™ll be richly rewarded with this intricate, heartfelt, readable concoction.â€ť â€”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
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