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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen, senior book and movie reviewer for Common Sense Media, and she has some awesome book recommendations for older kids. Plus, we’re talking about phones and summer camp: are your kids allowed to take their phones to camp? Do you text your kids while they’re at camp? We’ll let you know what we think. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!
Summer Reading Recommendations
Common Sense Media Senior Book and Movie Reviewer Sandie Chen
Sandie’s book recommendations:
The Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse
Salt to the Sea, By Ruda Sepetys
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illumanae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Fifth Wave Trilogy, by Rick Yancey
The Winner’s Trilogy, by Marie Rutkoski
The Raven Cycle Quadrigy, by Maggie Stiefvater
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Phones at Summer Camp
PhoneSick At Camp, by Jill Werman Harris – NY Times
Bytes of the WeeK
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