Juice Box Book Talks

Parents and kids will love this monthly podcast covering books for kids grades 1-8. 

Hosted by Liana and Laura of the Brantford Public Library, each podcast will be accompanied by a list of links to the books/eBooks/Audiobooks in our catalogue. This means you can download it straight to your phone or place a hold on it to pick up at our Main or St. Paul Branch right away. 

Episode 3 - Holidays and Winter

In this episode, Liana and Laura share some cozy and hopeful reads everyone will enjoy reading throughout the holiday and winter season. Hear all about:  A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig; Winterhouse by Ben Guterson; Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu; The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser; A Christmas Carol by Guido Martina; Elf by Rebecca Gyllenhaal; illustrated by Kim Smith; Plum by Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle; illustrated by Robin Thompson; 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon; illustrated by Rich Deas; Dragon’s Merry Christmas, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey; Bad Bella by Ali Standish.

For more winter reads, check out: Top Elf by Caleb Huett; Greenglass House by Kate Milford; Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig; Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Story by G. Neri; Winterfrost by Michelle Houts; Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; A Shiloh Christmas by Phyllis Naylor Reynolds; ; Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story by R.L. Stine; The Othe Side of the Wall by Amy Ephron; Aggie Morton Myster Queen: Peril at Owl Park by Marthe Jocelyn; The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher; A Night of Great Joy; written and illustrated by Mary Englebreit; All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey; illustrated by Colleen Madden; Ho Ho Homework by Mylisa Larsen; illustrated by Taia Morley; I’ve Seen Santa by David Bedford; illustrated by Tim Warnes; Jack and Santa by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli; Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht; illustrated by Jarvis; The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore; illustrated by Loren Long; Walking in a Winter Wonderland; Based on the Song by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith; illustrated by Tim Hopgood; Waltz of the Snowflakes; written and illustrated by Elly MacKay; When Santa was a Baby by Linda Bailey; illustrated by Genevieve Godbout

Episode 2 - School

This episode, Laura and Liana tackle school! Learn all about: New Kid; Because of Mr. Terupt; Dress Coded; Awkward; Danbi Leads the School Parade; Rescuing Mrs. Birdley; Our Principal's in his Underwear; Fish in a Tree.

You also won't want to miss: The Crossover; Totally Middle School; Crush; Brave; Posted; Wonder; Saving Mr. Terupt; Goodbye Mr. Terupt; Drama; A Good Kind of Trouble; Ms. Bixby's Last Day; George; Butterflies on the First Day of School; A Letter to my Teacher; The King of Kindergarten; The Class; Save Me a Seat.

Episode 1 - Spooky Reads

In the first episode of Juice Box Book Talks, Laura and Liana talk about spooky reads for kids. You’ll hear about: Small Spaces; Coraline; Binder of Doom Series; Thornhill; Scaredy Snacks; Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Ear Muffs!; Don’t Turn Out the Lights; Disney Chills; The Graveyard Book

For more spooky reads check out: The Bone Garden; The Night Gardener; City of Ghosts; The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street; Scritch Scratch; Camp Murderface; Midnight Reynolds; This Town is Not All Right; Haunted Canada 10: More Scary True Stories

Host Bios 

Liana has been reading books since libraries had card catalogs. As an infant she took her first steps between D for Dahl and W for Wilde, and her formative years resulted in a degree in English literature. Having spent more than 16-years at the Brantford Public Library, any book she recommends is sure to stay with you, so snap one up and get reading.

Laura is a Library Technician at the Brantford Public Library. She’s an enthusiastic child and youth programmer, offering active, engaging programs. She accredits this enthusiam to her passion for music, theatre and love of children’s literature.