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Listen in each week as youth services staffers from the Springfield-Greene County Library District are joined by various guests as they share their latest favorite middle grade and teen books.

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Click on each episode title to view the full podcast transcript, as well as books and other resources mentioned in the podcast.

Season 1, Episode 8

Illustrated Middle Grade and a YA Series 24 years in the Making

March 4, 2021

Guests Jen and Sarah join in this episode as we talk about the Newbery and Caldecott book awards as well as book-to-movie adaptations.

Season 1, Episode 7

Family Read-Alouds and Family Feuds: A Study in Contrasts

February 25, 2021

This episode of the Planet Book Podcast features book recommendations that are totally opposite! Guests Charity and Adrienne recommend middle books that are great for sharing with the whole family as read-alouds, and teen titles that are all about families in conflict.

Season 1, Episode 6

Other Cultures, Other Homes

February 18, 2021

In this episode of the Planet Book Podcast, Emily welcomes guests Julia and Sarah, who talk about stories featuring different cultures, found families, and finding your place in the world.

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