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"Not every book is for every child, but for every child there is a book." The Children’s Book Review, is a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. In the Growing Readers Podcast, we produce author and illustrator interviews focused on the best books for kids of all ages. We help parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians to grow readers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechildrensbookreview/support
 
Join Liz Booker, Literary Aviatrix, as she interviews authors of books featuring women in aviation from across genres, historical periods, and types of flying and be inspired by the courage, determination, and resilience of our sisters in the air. Liz is a retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot and writer, and host of the Aviatrix Book Club, Aviatrix Writers' Group, and Aviatrix Book Review website where you'll find hundreds of books featuring women in aviation for all ages. Sign up for the Av ...
 
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The pre-Don’t Ask Don’t Tell days in the military were a challenge for members who wanted to serve their country but had to stay closeted. Even during DADT, they couldn’t talk openly about their families, received no dependent benefits for their spouses, and risked their careers if they were found out. In this portion of my interview with author Ju…
 
Sarah speaks with Mark Chesnut about his memoir Prepare For Departure: "At an early age, award-winning travel writer, Mark Chesnut, learned to dodge discomfort by jumping on the nearest plane, bus or car. That tactic proved especially useful when his single mother made it clear that there was no room for discussion about his gay identity. Mark, ove…
 
Fantasy Fiction lover turned historian David Gates is back on the podcast to discuss two English history books: The White Ship by Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer and The Splendid and the Vile by journalist Erik Larson. The White Ship is an examination of the 1120 shipwreck that threw the future of the crown into question. The Splendid and …
 
Why Nations Fail Full Free Audio Book Summary Come to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. Why are some nations wealthy and others poor? Why is it that vastly different institutions can emerge in two nations of similar backgrounds and origins, with a huge disparity in the respective quality of life of their citizens? Just what exactly determ…
 
In this episode, it's a trifecta of guests! Two are Caldecott Honor Book winners Molly Idol and Juana Martinez-Neal, and the third is Newyork Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano. They're here to talk about their picture book collaboration I Don't Care, a beautiful, lyrical story of friendship that has received multiple-starred reviews. Julie Fo…
 
This was meant to be an SFBRP Short, but Luke got into various rants about Mars by Ben Bova. So turn your frown upside down, and then back the right way again, because this book made Luke frown. Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage D…
 
In this portion of my interview with Postcards from the Sky author, Erin Seidemann, we talk about her aircraft ownership and she shares her advice on whether and when someone should consider buying a plane. Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, author events, and Aviatrix Book Club discussion dates with the Literary Aviatr…
 
In this portion of my interview with Literary Agent Amy Collins, she gives us a primer on publishing options and offers her advice to writers on which direction to consider based on what you’re writing. Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, author events, and Aviatrix Book Club discussion dates with the Literary Aviatrix N…
 
In this excerpt of my interview with Patty Bear, author of From Plain to Plane,: My Mennonite Childhood, A National Scandal, and an Unconventional Soar to Freedom, she talks bout the similarities between her Mennonite childhood and her experience as an Air Force Academy Cadet. She shares why she wrote the book, and talks about how her father's exco…
 
When Breath Becomes Air Full Free Audio Book Summary Come to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. After many years of hard study and medical practice, Paul finally caught a glimpse of his own Promised Land. He was poised to receive a tenure-track professorship and a chance to start his own neuroscience lab from the Stanford University School…
 
The Silk Roads Full Free Audio Book Summary Come to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. Were you under the impression that the Silk Road was just a trade route? Or a ‘belt’ around the world? The history of the Silk Road is a condensed version of world history. The historical journeys of countries don't happen in isolation – but are instead …
 
The Millionaire Next Door Full Free Audio Book Summary Come to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. This book is a comprehensive first-hand research conducted on America’s millionaires. The authors explain simple spending and saving habits to attain financial independence. They debunk the myths about the millionaire lifestyle, showing us tha…
 
The Courage to be Disliked Full Free Audio Book Summary Come to Bookey Book Summary to unlock more content. Can people change themselves? Who do we actually compete against? How can we be free? What does happiness mean? Should we pursue being the best or embrace being ordinary? It is not difficult to find answers to these questions over the course …
 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Full Book Review More Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. Written in the British critical realist style of the 19th century, the tragic story of Tess of the d’Urbervilles is probably Thomas Hardy’s most famous work. Tess, the novel’s heroine, is a peasant girl, pure in heart and attractive. The hardships she exper…
 
Getting to Yes Full Book Review More Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. Negotiation is closely related to our lives. Buyers and sellers bargain over the price of a product. Employees strive for a promotion or a pay raise from the boss. Children debate their parents over what time to go to bed at night. These are all familiar negotiation s…
 
Eat That Frog! Full Book Review More Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. In our workplace, each day we meet with various tasks of different complexities and deadlines. How do we allocate time for these tasks? Time management guru, Brian Tracy, shares the idea of eating the ugliest frog first, which is to tackle the toughest, most important…
 
Crucial Conversations Full Book Review More Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. Inevitably, there will be “crucial moments” in our lives that are difficult to solve but will have a significant impact on the overall course of our life. However, most people handle these moments poorly, and even choose to avoid them. This book teaches us prac…
 
Can't Hurt Me Full Book Review More Content On Bookey Best App For Book Summary. Each time we encounter what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, our first instinct is usually to give up. Not the author of this book, David Goggins, who has an insatiable appetite for pain – not only does he deliberately seek out challenges that stretch his end…
 
Born a Crime Full Book Summary More Content On Bookey Book Summary Website. Trevor Noah was born in South Africa before the elimination of apartheid, a system of institutionalized racial segregation. Because his father is white and his mother is Black, he was born a “crime.” Though he was classified as colored and suffered from all kinds of inequal…
 
Think and Grow Rich Full Book Summary More Content On Bookey Book Summary Website. Think and Grow Rich teaches us that for millions of people, desire can be the driver of success. Anyone interested in following this path to success must take a few straightforward steps. To start, of course, we must have a strong desire. With this yearning, we can a…
 
The Little Prince Full Book Summary More Content On Bookey Book Summary Website. The Little Prince is a children’s story that touches even the adults’ hearts, as the author said, “All grown-ups were once children.” From the point of view of a pilot, the book recounts the journey of a young prince who travels to Earth from an alien planet. The irony…
 
The Old Man and the Sea Full Book Summary More Content On Bookey Book Summary Website. The old fisherman Santiago ventures to the deep seas to fish. A marlin that is two feet longer than his boat gets caught on his fishing hook. After a stalemate spanning two days and two nights, the old man finally captures the fish. However, on his return trip, h…
 
The Alchemist Full Book Summary More Content On Bookey Book Summary Website. A young shepherd named Santiago has a recurring dream, in which he sees a treasure hidden at the Egyptian pyramids. To seek the treasure, the boy sells his sheep and embarks on a strenuous journey, crossing the Sahara Desert. Throughout his trip, he experiences a series of…
 
Sarah speaks with Scott Russell Sanders about his book, Small Marvels: "In Limestone, Indiana, a city tucked away among forested hills, peculiar things happen, often in the vicinity of a jack-of-all-trades named Gordon Mills. Centaurs and nymphs shelter in a local cave, alligators lurk in the sewers, warm snow falls on the Fourth of July, cornstalk…
 
In this excerpt from my interview with Amber Smith about her book Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, she talks about assimilating into the male-dominated military culture. Sign up for the Literary Aviatrix newsletter, join Aviatrix Book Club discussions, and become a Literary Aviatrix Patron. Thanks so much…
 
In this Writers’ Room interview with author Laura Savino, she talks about the choices she made in both writing and publishing her memoir, Jet Boss, her writing journey, her other published works, and her advice for other writers. Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, author events, and Aviatrix Book Club discussion dates w…
 
In this interview with airline pilot and author of the book Jet Boss: A Female Pilot on Taking Risks and Flying High, Laura Savino talks about her journey from her traditionally gendered childhood to teenage rebellion in general aviation, through Purdue University, and to the airlines. Laura's story is so entertaining and funny, while also filled w…
 
In this author’s note from Season 1 Episode 11, Lauren Kessler talks about how memoir is almost a genre unto itself, asserting that, as humans, relying on our own memories and experiences, it would be impossible for us to tell a completely true story. Memoir, therefore, falls somewhere between fiction and non-fiction. Thanks so much for listening! …
 
Sarah speaks with Donna Gordon about her debut novel, What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me, which "explores the story of Lee, a vibrant thirteen-year-old boy who is facing premature death from Progeria (a premature aging disease); his caretaker TomÁs, a survivor of Argentina's Dirty War, who is searching for his missing wife, who was pregnant when …
 
The 48 Laws of Power Book Notes More Content On Bookey Book Summary App Looking back on human history, you will find that there has been no time in which people did not play games of power. The real world is complicated and we often have wonderful aspirations which are out of our reach. Rather than passively respond to complex situations, we should…
 
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Notes More Content On Bookey Book Summary App You probably have a stable and decent job, but you do not dare to rest for a second, because you are afraid that, should there be an unexpected accident, you will lose everything you have. How can you become a truly rich person, who does not have to worry about livelihood and can …
 
Of Mice and Men Book Notes More Content On Bookey Book Summary App This is a story about promises, loneliness, hope, and loss. The protagonists, George and Lennie, have a dream. They hope to, one day, own a small plot of land so they can grow their own vegetables, raise rabbits, and finally become self-sufficient enough to build a stable home. Howe…
 
Jane Eyre Book Notes More Content On Bookey Book Summary App This novel is a masterpiece of 19th-Century British author Charlotte Bronte. The book tells the story of how Jane Eyre, an orphan girl born of humble origins and ordinary appearance, grew into a strong, independent and self-possessed woman after going through much hardship and fighting ag…
 
In this clip from my interview with author Raquel Ramsey and co-author Tricia Aurand, we hear what it was like for the women living together during training in the barracks at Avenger Field in Sweetwater Texas from the book they wrote about Nadine’s sister-in-law, WWII Women Air Force Service Pilot Nadine Ramsey. Thanks so much for listening! Stay …
 
In this interview with Amy Shira Teitel about her book Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight, Amy talks about whether Jerrie Cobb had a reasonable expectation that she and her cohorts who were tested for the space program by Dr. Lovelace in the 1960’s had a shot at being astronauts. She also highlights how …
 
It’s not science fiction or fantasy, but K J Parker’s next Siege book is set in a secondary world so let’s review it: How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It! Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage Discuss this book at Goodreads.com…
 
The Richest Man in Babylon Book Notes More Content On Bookey Book Summary App Babylon, one of the four ancient civilizations, was a wealthy nation with countless gold and jewels but with limited natural resources. Its brilliance was entirely the result of human wisdom. The Richest Man in Babylon introduces ancient wisdom from 5,000 years ago and re…
 
In this Author’s Note from my Writers' Room interview with Robin D. Kardon, she shares her writing journey, talks about determining your why as a writer, and offers advice about how to develop your craft through structured programs like San Diego Writers, Ink. In my intro I mention that Robin hosted a workshop with the Aviatrix Writers entitled Wha…
 
Amy's friend Alison Schmelke joins the podcast and together they interview their idol author and blogger Catherine Newman. The trio reminisce about Catherine's column Ben & Birdy and how it got Amy and Alison through the early days of parenthood. Catherine discusses her poignant, hilarious and nostalgic novel, We All Want Impossible Things. It is t…
 
In this excerpt of my interview with Lauren Kessler about her book, The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes, she explains how she learned about Pancho and her entertainment ranch near Edwards Air Force Base, and what was really going on behind the scenes. Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, auth…
 
Sarah speaks with R. V. Minkler about his post-apocalyptic novel, The Redeemed: "Eleven years after a virus swept through the world, small, spread-out gangs are all that's left of humanity. Veena Osborne and her mentor, Abraham Jones, lead the Tierrans through the daily trials of surviving in post-apocalyptic San Diego. Together, they cling to the …
 
In this excerpt of my interview with Kathy Mexted about her book Australian Women Pilots: Amazing True Stories of Women in the Air, she introduces us to Nancy Bird Walton, who will be inducted into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame in February 2023. Thanks so much for listening! Stay up to date on book releases, author events…
 
Think and Grow Rich Full Summary and Review by Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich teaches us that for millions of people, desire can be the driver of success. Anyone interested in following this path to success must take a few straightforward steps. To start, of course, we must have a strong desire. With this yearning, we can affect the subconscious…
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray Full Summary and Review by Oscar Wilde This novel recounts the story of a handsome, aristocratic youth by the name of Dorian Gray. He wished a spell on his portrait that he would retain eternal youth – a wish that ultimately came true. Thereafter, he indulged without restraint in his sensual desires. Time passed, and Dori…
 
The Little Prince Full Summary and Review by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince is a children’s story that touches even the adults’ hearts, as the author said, “All grown-ups were once children.” From the point of view of a pilot, the book recounts the journey of a young prince who travels to Earth from an alien planet. The irony, fantasy, …
 
The Five Love Languages Full Summary and Review by Gary Chapman Many people think that marriage is the grave of love, and a lot of couples fight with each other or have marriage crises because of trivial things. But they are always close to each other when they are in love. So what turns these intimate relationships into ones ripe with conflict? Th…
 
The Alchemist Full Summary and Review by Paulo Coelho A young shepherd named Santiago has a recurring dream, in which he sees a treasure hidden at the Egyptian pyramids. To seek the treasure, the boy sells his sheep and embarks on a strenuous journey, crossing the Sahara Desert. Throughout his trip, he experiences a series of strange encounters. Un…
 
The 48 Laws of Power Full Summary and Review by Robert Greene Looking back on human history, you will find that there has been no time in which people did not play games of power. The real world is complicated and we often have wonderful aspirations which are out of our reach. Rather than passively respond to complex situations, we should proactive…
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Full Summary and Review by Stephen Covey This book, as the title says, is about the seven habits of highly effective people. It teaches us how to achieve victory from the private to the public spheres, thereby making a tremendous change in life and career, and attaining both success and happiness. Known as th…
 
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