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If you’ve ever wondered how all your favorite children’s books get on your local bookstore’s shelves then you’re going to love this episode!  Our special guest is Kari Kelly, Children’s Book Buyer at Curious Iguana Independent Bookstore (@IguanaBooks) in Frederick, Maryland.  She shares her passion for books, how she picks the books you’ll want to read and her work with Frederick County Public Library and Frederick County Public Schools to encourage kids to read.

To learn more about Curious Iguana Independent Bookstore: curiousiguana.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,

Books discussed during this episode:

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddor (Author), Daniel Egnéus (Illustrator)

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Turning Pages: My Life Story  by Sonia Sotomayor (Author) and Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)

To learn more about the books and authors discussed in the episode, check out your local library or bookstore.