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, two rabbits and a not so nice man named Dexter. The girls have to solve a lot of problems along the way. Recommended Age: The content of this book is for all ages although to read it on your own we recommend a 5th grade reading level Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link for The Penderwicks Our Next book is City of Ember Looking for more books like The Penderwicks check out or other Shows: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Episode 11 Oddity – Sarah Cannon
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 is and has been a book for all ages. Although reading it may be difficult for younger American children as it is full of British language that may be difficult. For a read out loud book it is perfect for all ages. Our Scores: Your Scores: Our Next Book If you enjoyed this show check out some of our others Ender’s Game Wrinkle In Time Hachet
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 Poppins by P.L. Travers Looking for more books like Oddity check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games
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 novel in 1986. It is listed on the US Marine Corps Professional Reading list. Recommended Age: 13 for language and violence. Our Scores: Your Scores: If you still haven’t read Ender’s Game what are you waiting for? You can get it Here. Our next book will be Oddity by Sarah Cannon Looking for more books like Ender check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games
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 in the series, you have been warned. Get the movies here There is still time to read Ender’s Game for the next podcast.
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 book a 12+ age. It has scenes of combat with strange creatures. Made up sci-fi bad language. (They have made up their own bad words) Get the book on Amazon and help pay for the show. Our next book will be the classic Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card See all of our other books in our bookstore…
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 you like from Amazon Our book for next month will be Maze Runner by James Dashner because Alora has an interest in children being in dangerous situations.
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, our main character, tries desperately to survive while holding on to her humanity. As parents we debated if the Hunger Games was appropriate for Alora based on both violence and romantic content. We decided to allow it but please do you own research as some of the content is graphic. Our Scores Visitor Rank If you haven’t read the Hunger Games yet, head over to amazon and buy it and join our conversation over at our Private FB group… Next Book Hatchet By Gary Paulsen selected by our Private FB Group. Go grab it and be ready for May! To see what is other books we have done, head over to our Bookstore. Website contains amazon affiliate links.
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.
Episode 5 – The School for Good and Evil The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey behind the scenes of a dazzling new fairy tail world. This story tell the beginning of the story of Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school. “With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.” – Harper Collins This book has come great conversation topics like: Are your actions or your heart are more important? What does it mean to be a friend? When it is OK to judge a person by their appearance? What does it mean to be good and evil? Is it important to have the right goals in life? What does love and “true” love really mean? Scores Alora Score – 3.5 This one starts slow but the second one is much better – Alora Jason Score – 3 Over all it was enjoyable, it as great for our family…