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Ep. 20: Kid-Litting Around with Chris Grabenstein

Length: 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

We at Audible love how our work can enhance and entertain the growing minds of young readers, but the Kids genre is not just for our little ones. Hear author Chris Grabenstein (Riley Mack and Other Known Troublemakers, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library) talk with the Audible editors about the works that inspired them as children – and continue to delight them even as adults.

To explore more of Chris’ titles on Audible, visit Audible.com/Grabenstein.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers by Chris Grabenstein

Frog and Toad Audio Collection by Arnold Lobel

Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry

Kristy's Great Idea (The Babysitters Club) by Ann M. Martin

Born to be Posthumous by Mark Dery

Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego? by Rebecca Tinker

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

A Pain in the Pigza by Jack Gantos

The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death by Daniel M. Pinkwater

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas

Pollyanna by Elanor H. Parker

The Explorers Gate by Chris Grabenstein

Katt vs Dog by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar

Outland by Dennis E. Taylor

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC

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1st time listener lots of great info

I made several bookmarks for different books, a couple for me AND many ideas for my kids! TY! :) It was mentioned that listening to stories around campfires, oral stories, used to be a foot in the door for kiddos to enjoy reading, I bookmarked that spot as well. I want to talk to my husband about using our patio firepit, once a week this summer, all 4 of us spend time around the "campfire" listening to an AUDIBLE!!! ♡
I also appreciate the idea of using mad libs or improv. This is going to help my 12yr old who is an aspiring writer! ♡

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Episode 20

I thought it was fun that they had kids in this episode. Since I don't have any kids I'm not interested the books they talked about. It was still a fun listen.

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Kid Lit

Great episode of audicted starting with the great intro. Always love great kids books & classics that I’ve grow up with

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Ok Free Discussion on Kid Books

This was ok. It is essentially a 45 min free podcast advertisement for a few of Audible's children's literature titles, so you can't really expect much. I never got into the Babysitters Club books--a young woman choosing to run a babysitting business seems limiting and boring--so I didn't really get anything out of that discussion. If you are really into children's literature and have almost an hour to spare to listen to editors/authors/readers discuss some of their favorites, then it could be a fun break.

I 100% recommend the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel. They are PERFECT! I had to mention them since they are deservedly discussed in this podcast episode.

Disclaimer: This review is just for Episode 20. I cannot speak to other Audicted episodes.

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Disappointed

Although they were discussing children's books, several of the subjects they were discussing were not appropriate to listen to around young children. I had to stop the recording 1/3 of the way thru to protect my young child. I was very disappointed.

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broken and I couldn't make it work

it didn't work. it's broken my phone now errors because I cannot even delete it

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Love the Show

Love the show! Listen and enjoy, as well as am entertained! I have my Master's in English Lit and loved your Guilty Pleasures show. :-)

Any chance for a show solely dedicated to one of my favorite guilty pleasures-- Sci-Fi and Fantasy? After all, Tolkien was first a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Would love you to delve in to truly well-written Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Thank you for providing a terrific listen!

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