Episode 146: How To Pick The Best Books For Your Kids, With Author Sarah Mlynowski

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We’ve got YA author Sarah Mlynowski in the studio with us this week!

Sarah Mlynowski headshot photo credit Heather Waraksa
Author Sarah Mlynowski; photo credit Heather Waraksa

If you have a tween or teen, chances are you’ve heard of author Sarah Mlynowski (known as “Sarah M” on her website, since she knows her name is hard to spell and pronounce!). She’s written more than 40 books, including the popular Whatever After and Upside-Down Magic series. She’s on the show to talk about writing for kids, where she gets her ideas, how different books are marketed to different genders, and how she fosters a love of reading in her own children!book series by Sarah Mlynowski: Whatever After and Upside-Down Magic

Episode Links

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah’s books on Amazon

Whatever After series, by Sarah Mlynowski

The Baby-Sitters Club books

Sweet Valley High books

Milkrun, by Sarah Mlynowski

Judy Blume

Bras and Broomsticks, by Sarah Mlynowski

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books

Sloppy Firsts, by Megan McCafferty

Jackie Collins books

Stephen King books

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

VC Andrews books

The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Upside-Down Magic series, by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier

Sisters, by Raina Telgmeier

Agatha Christie books

Upside-Down Magic cowriter Lauren Myracle

Upside-Down Magic cowriter Emily Jenkins

Water in the Park, by Emily Jenkins

Toys Go Out, by Emily Jenkins

Refugee, by Alan Gratz

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs

Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Kindle Paperwhite

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom, by Booki Vivat

Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes, by Booki Vivat

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres skate to The Sound of Silence


Upside-Down Magic: Dragon Overnight, by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Upside-Down Magic: Sticks and Stones Kindle sale

Love, by Matt de la Pena

A Longtime Sex Therapist’s Lessons From The Aziz Ansari Date Tell-All, by Aline P. Zoldbrod – wbur

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