Winter Reading Show: Cookbooks

The year’s best cookbooks, as selected by Bonnie Benwick, food editor at The Washington Post, and Sally Swift, managing producer of The Splendid Table. The books span a variety of culinary categories: vegetarian, desserts, Latin American, poetry and more.

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Winter Reading Show: Children’s Books

Edie Ching, member of the ALA Notables Childrens’ Book Committee, “The Prophecy Series” author Ellen Oh and Joe Callahan, executive director of 826DC, share their recommendations for the best children’s and young adult books this winter season. Suggestions range from picture books such as “Sleep Like a Tiger,” a magical bedtime story, to young adult favorites, like “Son” by Lois Lowry.

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Winter Reading Show

Book critic Mark Athitakis, BookDragon blogger Terry Hong and Library Journal editor Barbara Hoffert share their favorite reads this winter season. On the list are Paul Auster’s “Winter Journal,” a history of the author’s body and its sensations, and Deborah Ellis’s “My Name Is Parvana,” about the difficulty of girls’ lives in war-torn Afghanistan.

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Summer Reading Show: Children’s Books

Guests Kathie Meizner, library manager with Montgomery County Public Libraries, and author Maureen Johnson recommend the best summer children’s books, including Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s picture book “Green” and John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars,” which tells the story of a kids-with-cancer support group.

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Summer Reading Show

Guests Ron Charles, Barbara Hoffert and Despina Kakoudaki share their favorite reads this summer, including Nancy Gibbs’ The Presidents Club, which tells the inside story of the world’s most exclusive fraternity, and The Stories of Ray Bradbury, an author-selected anthology of 100 stories.

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