At the end of most podcast episodes in Season 1, I asked guests to play The GCP Bonus Round where they’d tell me their favorite poems, children’s books and TV/film/theater parent. I’ve compiled the responses of my first five guests from Season One, pictured above. Click on the links below to check out their favorites –– you may find some new books, poems and shows to enjoy with your families.  Can you match the guests with their favorites? Answers and another quiz next week!

Feel free to revisit the episodes to hear their recommendations and anything else you may have missed here, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts. What are some of your favorite poems, children’s books and shows?  Tell me in the comments, I’d love to know!

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Thanks so much for listening.  Here are the favorites from our first 5 guests. Let’s see how many you can match up!

Tonya Lewis Lee
Crystal McCrary
Deborah Roberts
Anne Williams-Isom
Suzanne Kay

Favorite Poems
Renascence – Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
Still I Rise – Maya Angelou
The 23rd Psalm
Me,We – Muhammad Ali

Favorite Children’s Books
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day – Dr. Seuss
Please, Baby, Please – Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
Are You My Mother? – P.D. Eastman
The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? – Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Favorite TV/Film Parent
Claire Huxtable {The Cosby Show)
Julia (Diahann Carroll)
Don Corleone (The Godfather)
Ruby (black-ish)