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Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition

Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition

By Librarians Connect

Welcome to Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition, a podcast produced by Librarians ConneCT. Librarians ConneCT is a group of public and school librarians from throughout the State of Connecticut. In each episode, we'll discuss one of the 2023 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees, perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Episodes will feature a discussion of each book, some of which will include interviews with authors and illustrators! New episodes will be released about every three weeks through March 2023.
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S2 Ep3: Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary EditionAug 05, 2022

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S2 Ep 11: The Floating Field

S2 Ep 11: The Floating Field

Joining us all the way from Singapore on the latest episode of Nutmeg Book Drops Elementary Edition is author Scott Riley. He is the author of the 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee The Floating Field. This book was illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien Young and is published by Millbrook Press.

Jan 13, 202329:10
S2 Ep 10: Lift

S2 Ep 10: Lift

Meet author Minh Lê on the latest episode of Nutmeg Book Drops Elementary Edition. He is part of the creative duo behind the 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee Lift, illustrated by Dan Santat and published by Disney/Hyperion.

Jan 10, 202325:53
S2 Ep 9: JD and the Great Barber Battle

S2 Ep 9: JD and the Great Barber Battle

J. Dillard and Akeem S. Roberts, author and illustrator of J.D. and the Great Barber Battle, join the hosts of Nutmeg Book Drops on this episode. This 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee is the first book in the J.D. the Kid Barber series, published by Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Jan 10, 202325:30
S2 Ep8: Shadow Island

S2 Ep8: Shadow Island

On this episode of Nutmeg Book Drops Elementary Edition we will interview Mike and Nancy Deas, the creators of the Sueño Bay Adventures series. We’ll be talking about the first book in the series, Shadow Island, a 2023 Nutmeg Nominee, published by Orca Books.

Nov 11, 202224:20
S2 Ep7: Maybe Tomorrow?

S2 Ep7: Maybe Tomorrow?

This episode of Nutmeg Book Drops Elementary Edition features an interview with Charlotte Agell, author of Maybe Tomorrow?, a 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee. This book was illustrated by Ana Ramírez González and is published by Scholastic Press.

Oct 21, 202219:31
S2 Ep6: Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story

S2 Ep6: Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story

On this episode Lauren Castillo, author and illustrator of the 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us, joins us for an interview. Her book is published by Random House Kids.

Sep 30, 202221:20
S1 Ep5: The Paper Kingdom

S1 Ep5: The Paper Kingdom

Today’s podcast episode features an interview with Helena Ku Rhee, author of the 2023 Nutmeg Elementary Nominee The Paper Kingdom. This book was illustrated by Pascal Campion and is published by Random House.

Sep 09, 202219:05
S2 Ep4: The Treasure Troop: Mr. Summerling's Secret Code

S2 Ep4: The Treasure Troop: Mr. Summerling's Secret Code

Today’s episode features an interview with the creators of Mr. Summerling’s Secret Code, the first book in The Treasure Troop series. This Nutmeg Elementary 2023 nominee was written by Dori Hillestad Butler and illustrated by Tim Budgen.

Aug 19, 202229:30
S2 Ep3: Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

S2 Ep3: Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

On this episode our podcast hosts interview author Angela Burke Kunkel, author of Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built. This book is illustrated by Paola Escobar and published by Schwartz and Wade Books.

Aug 05, 202225:22
S2 Ep2: Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals

S2 Ep2: Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals

Today's episode features the book Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals. Our podcast hosts interview author Katy S. Duffield and illustrator Mike Orodán. This book is published by Beach Lane Books.

Jul 22, 202224:40
S2 Ep1: Salma the Syrian Chef

S2 Ep1: Salma the Syrian Chef

Our first episode of season two features an interview with the creators of Salma the Syrian Chef, author Danny Ramadan and illustrator Anna Bron. This book is published by Annick Press.

Jul 08, 202231:14
S1 Ep5: Moth, Big Foot and Little Foot, and Dinosaur Lady

S1 Ep5: Moth, Big Foot and Little Foot, and Dinosaur Lady

Welcome to Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition, a podcast produced by Librarians ConneCT. Librarians ConneCT is a group of public and school librarians from throughout the State of Connecticut. Each week, we'll discuss three of the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees, perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Each week will feature book talks and author interviews on some of the nominees.

This week's episode features Moth by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egneus, published by Bloomsbury, Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter, art by Felicita Sala, published by Harry N. Abrams, and Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist by Linda Skeers, illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns, published by Sourcebooks.

Oct 12, 202126:07
S1 Ep4: Seeds Move, Superlative Birds, and Investigators

S1 Ep4: Seeds Move, Superlative Birds, and Investigators

Welcome to Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition, a podcast produced by Librarians ConneCT. Librarians ConneCT is a group of public and school librarians from throughout the State of Connecticut. Each week, we'll discuss three of the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees, perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Each week will feature book talks and author interviews on some of the nominees.

This week's episode features Seeds Move by Seeds Move by Robin Page, published by Beach Lane Books, Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Robert Meganck, and published by Peachtree Publishing Company, and InvestiGator by John Patrick Green, published by First Second.

Oct 12, 202127:59
S1 Ep3: Little Leaders, The Undefeated, and Just Ask!
Jul 13, 202107:36
S1 Ep2: The Proudest Blue, Meet Yasmin, We Are Water Protectors

S1 Ep2: The Proudest Blue, Meet Yasmin, We Are Water Protectors

Welcome to Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition, a podcast produced by Librarians ConneCT. Librarians ConneCT is a group of public and school librarians from throughout the State of Connecticut. Each week, we'll discuss three of the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees, perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Each week will feature book talks and author interviews on some of the nominees.

This week's episode features The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and illustrated by Hatem Ali, Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqui, and We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Jul 07, 202128:02
S1 Ep1 : Catstronauts, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, MegaBat

S1 Ep1 : Catstronauts, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, MegaBat

Welcome to Nutmeg Book Drops: Elementary Edition, a podcast produced by Librarians ConneCT. Librarians ConneCT is a group of public and school librarians from throughout the State of Connecticut. Each week, we'll discuss two of the 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees, perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Each week will feature book talks and author interviews on some of the nominees.

This week's episode features Catstronauts: Mission Moon with an interview with creator Drew Brockington, My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, and MegaBat with an interview of author Anna Humphrey.

Jun 15, 202129:29