Margaret Peterson Haddix Interview
Interview , Podcast / 2019-01-15

We were lucky enough to get an interview with Margaret Peterson Haddix about her book Running Out of Time it was quite a fun experience. It was also very interesting to hear her side of thing including where the inspiration for the book came from. We talked about our latest review book Running of time.  Asking about certain character inspiration and plot points we were curious about.  We also talked about how her career began and her advice for potential authors.  You can hear our discuss her book Running Out Of Time. Credits: “District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License  

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis – Episode 15
Podcast / 2019-01-10

Episode 15 – The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe is the FIRST(at least the first published) of the Chronicle of Narnia.  It is the story of four siblings sent to live in the country during the WWII bombing of London.  In this strange house they found a wardrobe which is a door to the magical world of Narnia where the children go to have wonderful adventures. This book has been a favorite in our family for many years, we read it and/or watch the movie every December. Recommended Age: 5+ for read aloud 10+ to read alone The older language in this book can make it hard for younger readers on their own, unless you go vocabulary lessons ahead of time. Our Scores: Your Scores: If you want to read the book you can get it here…Amazon Link. Our next book will be The Hobbit By JRR Tolkien you can get it here. Looking for more books like The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe check out or other Shows: Penderwicks Wrinkle in Time Or see them all in our Podcast Archive   Tell us what you thought of…

Running Out Of Time – Margaret Peterson Haddix – Episode 14
Podcast / 2018-12-06

Episode 14 – Running out Of Time Running out of Time was written in 1996 by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  It is about a Jesse, a girl who is living a perfectly normal life in the village of Clifton except for the fact that she thinks that it is 1849. As disaster strikes and an epidemic plagues the children of Clifton Jesse becomes the last hope as she must go and face the trials of the modern world to find medicine and save her world. But there are forces out to stop her, how will she survive? Recommended Age: 8-10 Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon link for Running out of Time Our next book is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Looking for more books like Running Out Of Time check out our other Shows: Maze runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games

City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau – Episode 13
Podcast / 2018-11-01

Episode 13 – 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. Recommended Age: 8 and up.   Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link. next book Looking for more books like City of Embe rcheck out or other Shows: Oddity Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games

Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall – Episode 12
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, 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  

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 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

Oddity – Sarah Cannon – Episode 10
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 Poppins by P.L. Travers   Looking for more books like Oddity check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card – 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 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
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 in the series, you have been warned. Get the movies here There is still time to read Ender’s Game for the next podcast.    

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 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…