City of Ember
Podcast / 2018-11-01

Episode 12 – City of Ember   City of Ember is about two kids Lina and Doon who live in an underground city where the supplies are running low and their only power is wavering. With the power going out more often and for longer periods at a time people are starting to worry. So when Lina thinks that she has found a way out she is ecstatic. But unfortunately no one believes her. Find out what happens by reading the book. Rec...

Penderwicks
Podcast / 2018-10-01

Episode 12 – The Penderwicks:A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy The Penderwicks is a children’s novel by Jeanne Birdsall, published by Knopf in 2005. It won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature The book about a family of a Father and four sisters as they take their vacation on the estate called Arendel. There they meet a boy named Jeffery, the gardener...

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Episode 11
Podcast / 2018-09-01

Episode 11 – Mary Poppins Mary Poppins is a beloved classic children’s book published in 1934 by P.L. Travers.  The book tells the story of the Banks family, specifically Jane and Michael, as they are cared for by the mysterious Nanny Mary Poppins.  They are taken on a whirlwind of adventures until the wind changes and she leaves just as she came blown along by the wind. Recommended Age: We would say that for content this...

Oddity – Sarah Cannon
Podcast / 2018-08-06

Episode 10 – Oddity Ada Roundtree is your average eleven year old training for survival among aliens, zombie rabbits and the other mysteries of Oddity New Mexico.  She and her friends but fight for survival as they rise up against the dangers of their town.  Although those dangers may not be what they suspect. Recommended Age: Any age for content. Our Scores: Reader Scores: Get Oddity from Amazon. Next Month’s book: Mary ...

Ender’s Game Episode 9
Podcast / 2018-07-17

Episode 9 – Ender’s Game Ender’s Game is a classic sci-fi book by Orson Scott Card.  It tells the story of Ender Wiggin a 6 year old boy who is part of a government program to develop the greatest military leaders possible.  The Earth is in dire need of these leaders after having been attacked by an alien race known as the Buggers. The book won the Nebula Award for best novel in 1985,and the Hugo Award for best nove...

Bonus Episode 2 – Hunger Games – Book V. Movies
Podcast / 2018-07-01

Bonus Episode 2 – Hunger Games – Book V. Movies With Alora out of town we had to pull forward a bonus episode we recorded a few months ago.  We will be publishing Ender’s game mid July so stay tuned.  Our family rule is to read the book and then watch the movie.  We then compare and compain.  Welcome to our world.  In this show we cover the book v. movie points of the first Hunger games movie and the remaining books...

Maze Runner Episode 8
Podcast , Slider / 2018-06-01

Episode 8 – Maze Runner Maze Runner is the first book in a young adult sci-fi serie, by James Dashner.  It is based in a dystopian future where a group of teen-agers are placed in the middle of an experiment called the Maze.  They are forced to survive on their wits and the strength of their relationships alone until the day Thomas arrives and and everything begins to change. Both parents and kids at Common Sense Media give the...

Episode 7 Hachet
Podcast , Slider / 2018-05-01

Episode 7 Hatchet This month’s book is Hatchet written by Gary Paulsen and is also a Newbery winner . The book is about a boy named Brian who gets stuck in the wilderness with only a hatchet to survive. The book is well written and brings you inside the situation.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes outdoor books. Some scenes are a little intense. But overall is a great book. Our Scores Get Hatchet in whatever form...

Hunger Games Episode 6
Podcast , Slider / 2018-04-01

Episode 6 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Game is a middle grade novel set in a dystopian future where children called tributes are forced to take part in the Hunger Games where they battle to the death as a punishment for their various districts rebelling against the capital.  These districts represent various areas of North America and their various industries which are intentionally starved by the Capital.  Katniss,...

Bonus Episode: Wrinkle In Time Book Vs Movie
Podcast , Slider / 2018-03-15

We just saw the Wrinkle in Time movie and wanted to do a bonus episode about it.  We love to talk about the book vs the Movie in our home and we invite you to do the same. There were some great things about this movie and some things we have concerns about and didn’t like.  Check out the show and see what we both thought.