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…
Episode 4 – A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, is a classic children’s sci-fi story about Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’keefe as the take a journey across the universe to rescue Mr. Murry, Meg and Charles Wallace’s father from the grip of the evil IT with the help of three mysterious women known as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsit. A Wrinkle in Time was first published in 1962 and is the winner of many awards. Scoring Amazon link Or next book is The School for Good and Evil, buy it here… Let us know what you think below. We would love to have some feedback on how we can make the podcast better. Mic on loan from Simple Church This post contains affiliate links that pay Reading-radio.com for purchases made through those links.
Episode 3 – The Girl Who Owned A City The Girl who owned a city is a post apocalyptic children’s book about Lisa, her brother and their friends as they try to survive in a world where everyone over the age of 13 has died of a mysterious illness. The story follows her through trials and decisions as she attempts to bring order to the world she finds herself in. First Published in 1975 Written to teach objectivism Includes drinking as form of anesthesia Includes Scenes of Violence. Alora Score – 4 Jason Score – 4 Amazon link Next Book Since the movie is coming out shortly we decided to bring it forward, and read the book before the movie comes out. Check A Wrinkle in Time Or check out the Bookstore to see other upcoming books. Music provided by bensound Microphone provided by Simple Church
Episode 2 – Percy Jackson Percy Jackson is a newer book that a lot of kids are reading. It takes greek mythology to a new level and makes it relevant to this time. This book is the first of five books but the story also continues in Heroes of Olympus and Trials of Apollo. We also have a special guest Zoe Fisher. This was our first time recording with the Yeti mic loaned to us by Pastor Aaron of www.simplechurchohio.com *We still hadn’t sorted out our scoring system and we had to convert from a 10pt scale down to a 5pt. Alora’s Score – 2.5 Jason’s Score – 2 Zoe’s Score – 2.5 Tell us your score for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief!! Buy this month’s book here: Or get started with our January book and join us next month:
Eppisode 1 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the sequel to the world wide smash Harry Potter series. It follows the children of the original trio into their own adventures at Hogwarts. I know it has been a while since we recorded this, since we did it right after the release. We hope to have a better rhythm now that things are really moving. But our recording quality got a little better on this one. Buy the book here: http://amzn.to/2xQfHPX (We thought we were going to do 10 star total but decided to change it. Rating Up Next Our next book will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief get it now so you can read it with us. Tell us what you think of Harry Potter in the comments below.