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Feb 23, 2019

Executive Director of Two Lions and Amazon Crossing Kids

Interview starts at 23:18 and ends at 43:02

“We would really love to discover books from all over the globe, especially from diverse regions that may not be as well-known to a young English readership. We want the list to be dynamic and really showcase every possible language and culture that we’re able to.”


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“Amazon’s grave HQ2 mistake: The political landscape changed but the company’s playbook didn’t” by Jason Del Rey at Recode - February 15, 2019

“Amazon Go and Scan-&-Go Detractors Need to Stop Burying Their Heads in the Sand Like Ostriches” by Chris Walton at Forbes - February 15, 2019

“Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is back on sale after connectivity fix” byAJ Dellinger at Engadget - February 18, 2019

Echo Wall Clock at - $29.99

Tech Tips

AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa - $59.99 at

Wait Wait Quiz skill for Alexa

Vintage Radio skill for Alexa

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Interview with Kelsey Skea

Amazon press release announcing Amazon Crossing Kids - January 25, 2019

“Amazon Publishing Launches Amazon Crossing Kids” by John Maher at Publishers Weekly - January 25, 2019

Amazon Crossing Kids, Two Lions and Amazon Crossing imprints

Corduroy by Don Freeman, Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, and the Babar books by Jean De Brunhoff and Isabel Alonso Gomes

To be published in 2019 by Amazon Crossing Kids: Spiky by Ilaria Guarducci translated by Laura Watkinson (July 1), A Tiger Like Me by Michael Engler translated by Laura Watkinson (September 1), and Along the Tapajós by Fernando Vilela translated by Daniel Hahn (October 1, 2019)

Click here to propose a book for translation by Amazon Crossing

Next Week’s Guest

A. G. Riddle, author of Winter World, available for pre-order, to be released February 26, 2019

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