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Teen books, tween books, middle-grade books, young adult books, otherwise known as YA, we'll talk about it all. Join Springfield-Greene County Library staff to discuss all books YA, dish on what it is like to work at a library, discuss the highs and lows of reading, and sometimes even interview your favorite authors. If you love to talk about books, tune in for each episode!

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We'll be back with Season 5 on July 7!

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 9

Epistolary novels (stories told through letters) and Postive Stories featuring LGBTQ+ Themes

March 11, 2021

Emily welcomes guests Iggi and Jeannine to talk about books with LGBTQ+ positive characters. Join in this discussion of friendship, found families and what exactly an epistolary book is!

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.

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