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Jo Panckridge talks Anne of Green Gables- KidLit Classics podcast Season 2, Episode 10

About this episode’s KidLit Classic:

Anne of Green Gables, released in the early 1900s by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is a true classic of American children's literature. It was the first of many Anne books and has gone on to become a firm popular culture favourite.

In this episode CBCA Vic president and children's librarian Jo Panckridge talks about her love for this spirited, remarkable little girl, the glorious prose, the rich themes, and the book's legacy. We have a dramatic reading and Jo recommends us some of her latest reads.

About this week’s guest, Jo Panckridge

Jo is the current President of CBCA Vic and is a Teacher-Librarian. She has over 30 years’ experience in education, research, coaching and consulting in literacy and children’s literature. Jo has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters Degree in Children’s Literature and Multiliteracies.

Connect with Jo Panckridge and CBCA Vic on Instagram: @cbca_vic / Website: . CBCA Shadow Judging link here

Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website

Find out more about L.M. Montgomery website

Buy Anne of Green Gables here

Mentioned in podcast:

The Last Bear / The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold Buy here

Kingdom of Silk series by Glenda Millard

Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

I Know What You Did Last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz

Evie and Rhino by Nerida McMullin

The Sugarcane Kids and the Red-Bottomed Boat by Charlie Archbold


The Secret Library of Hummingbird House- Julianne Negri

The Theory of Hummingbirds- Michelle Kadarusman

Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus- Steven Herrick

The Book of Chance- Sue Whiting

Pearly and Pig- Sue Whiting

The Ice Dragon - George R. R Martin

Ting Ting the Ghost Hunter- Gabrielle Wang

Dragon Skin- Karen Foxlee

The Theory of Everything- Karen Foxlee

The Beatryce Prophecy- Kate DiCamillo

The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler- Lisa Shanahan

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn- Kate Gordon

Asters All Good, Right Things- Kate Gordon

Run Pip, Run- F. C. Jones

We Are Wolves- Katrina Nannestad

The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel- Nicki Greenberg

Just a Dog- Michael Gerard Bauer

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Opening and Outro music:

‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.

Sound files:

All Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘horse with old cart by Bruno.auzet.

'Hackney-coach 4' by gurek

'Rural farmland ambience' by billgrip

'Prairie summer ambience' by dsebeste


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