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Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

December 09, 2020 Shellharbour City Libraries Season 1 Episode 3
Chat YA Up!
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
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Chat YA Up!
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
Dec 09, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Shellharbour City Libraries

Join our host Gabi, with guest speaker Sarah in the second episode of Chat YA Up! where we read young adult books and then review them for you!

For more information, follow us on Instagram & Facebook and don't forget to check out Library at Home!

Our second episode is Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

I knew my brother. I knew when he talked too much about Timothy his imaginary pet eagle. He was scared.
'Whatever you do,' I said to Davey on the walk to school, 'Do not tell people about your eagle. Do not tell Miss Schweitzer about your eagle.'
He looked crestfallen. His shoulders slumped. He looked to make sure Timothy hadn't fallen off.

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who works two jobs and is made almost entirely out of worries, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else.

The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of Burrell's Build-it-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world - beetles, birds, quasars, quartz - and dream about a life of freedom and adventure, visiting places like Saskatchewan and Yellow Knife, and the gleaming lakes of the North West Territories. But as her brother's health deteriorates, Lenny comes to accept the inevitable truth; Davey will never make it to Great Bear Lake.

A big-hearted novel about loving and letting-go by an award-winning author.


SEASON 1:

  1. Throne of Glass  by Sarah J. Maas (25-11-2020)
  2. Lenny's Book of Everything  by Karen Foxlee (9-12-2020)
  3. After the Lights Go Out  by Lili Wilkinson (23-12-2020)
  4. Sabriel  by Garth Nix (6-1-2021)
  5. Small Spaces  by Sarah Epstein (20-1-2021)
  6. Aurora Rising  by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (3-2-2021)
  7. Crown of Midnight  by Sarah J. Maas (17-2-2021)
  8. What I Like About Me  by Jenna Guillame - This episode will include an interview with the author. (3-3-2021)
  9. Gap Year in Ghost Town  by Michael Pryor (17-3-2021)
  10. Illuminae  by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (31-3-2021)
  11. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  by Holly Jackson (14-4-2021)
  12. Heir of Fire  by Sarah J. Maas (28-4-2021)
Show Notes

Join our host Gabi, with guest speaker Sarah in the second episode of Chat YA Up! where we read young adult books and then review them for you!

For more information, follow us on Instagram & Facebook and don't forget to check out Library at Home!

Our second episode is Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

I knew my brother. I knew when he talked too much about Timothy his imaginary pet eagle. He was scared.
'Whatever you do,' I said to Davey on the walk to school, 'Do not tell people about your eagle. Do not tell Miss Schweitzer about your eagle.'
He looked crestfallen. His shoulders slumped. He looked to make sure Timothy hadn't fallen off.

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who works two jobs and is made almost entirely out of worries, they have food and a roof over their heads, but not much else.

The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of Burrell's Build-it-at-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world - beetles, birds, quasars, quartz - and dream about a life of freedom and adventure, visiting places like Saskatchewan and Yellow Knife, and the gleaming lakes of the North West Territories. But as her brother's health deteriorates, Lenny comes to accept the inevitable truth; Davey will never make it to Great Bear Lake.

A big-hearted novel about loving and letting-go by an award-winning author.


SEASON 1:

  1. Throne of Glass  by Sarah J. Maas (25-11-2020)
  2. Lenny's Book of Everything  by Karen Foxlee (9-12-2020)
  3. After the Lights Go Out  by Lili Wilkinson (23-12-2020)
  4. Sabriel  by Garth Nix (6-1-2021)
  5. Small Spaces  by Sarah Epstein (20-1-2021)
  6. Aurora Rising  by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (3-2-2021)
  7. Crown of Midnight  by Sarah J. Maas (17-2-2021)
  8. What I Like About Me  by Jenna Guillame - This episode will include an interview with the author. (3-3-2021)
  9. Gap Year in Ghost Town  by Michael Pryor (17-3-2021)
  10. Illuminae  by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (31-3-2021)
  11. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  by Holly Jackson (14-4-2021)
  12. Heir of Fire  by Sarah J. Maas (28-4-2021)