To Kill a Mocking Bird – Episode 36 To Kill a Mockingbird is the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by the American author Harper Lee. It was published in 1960. Told by the six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, known as Scout, the story takes place during three years (1933–35) of the Great Depression in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County. Nicknamed Scout, she lives with her older brother Jeremy, nicknamed Jem, and their widowed father Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer. It is the story of Scout, her brother, Jem, and their small town. The story revolves largely around Addicus’ defense of Tom Robins, an African-American, for the alleged rape of Mayella Ewell. But the story is also full of small-town stories and wonderful characters. Recommended Age: Due to some of the racially charged topics and language of this book we suggest 14-15 to start this book. Our Scores: Your Scores: Click below to vote! You can get the book at amazon and tip us a few pennies in the process. Our Next book is Looking for more books like To Kill a Mockingbird? check out or other Shows: Penderwicks Secret Garden Of Mice and Men
Episode 34 – Cadre Kids The Cadre Kids is an adventure book where homeschooled ghost hunting teenage twins Jake and Rosa are forced into the daunting world of public school. Where they must face the challenges that come along with it. Join in their adventures as they are thrust into a new world with new challenges. Recommended Age: 11-12 Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link – Will need to link this To Kill A Mocking Bird Looking for more books like Cadre Kids check out or other Shows: Running Out Of Time – Margaret Peterson Haddix – Episode 14 Penderwicks The Asgardian Exchange
Episode 33 – Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men is a novila written by John Steinbeck. The story follows George and Lennie two displaces ranch workers who are continuisly on the move. To find a place to work during the great deprestion. Recommended Age: 13 and up Our Scores: Your Scores: Our next book is Cadre Kids Looking for more books like Of Mice and Men check out or other Shows: Animal Farm The Indian in the Cupboard
Episode 32 – Keeper of the Lost Cities This book follows the adventures of a 12-year girl named Sophie Foster who has the strange ability to read minds. Everything changes when a strange boy claims that he is an elf and that she is as well. He takes her to a world where she can finally belong. Recommended Age: 8-101 Our Scores: Your Scores: Our next book is Of Mice and Men. (Warning this book may not be suitable for some audiences) Looking for more books like Keeper of the Lost Cities check out or other Shows: The School for Good and Evil Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Episode 31 The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett’s most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox a sickly brat born to privilege as a British citizen in colonialized India and her transformation after her parents die in a plague. Mary is sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors. There she discovers that life is more than being waited on hand and foot as she begins to be changed by the Moor and the people she meets there, especially her equally bratty cousin Colin. Recommended Age: While the Secret Garden does not have much in the way of questionable content, Mary does have some very racist ideas about the natives of India and expresses them as a young lady would in 1911. These topics could be offensive to some and should be addressed accordingly. Additionally, the language, especially the Yorkshire may be harder for some readers to follow. Read…
Episode 27 – The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks On Omri’s ninth birthday he gets a medicine cupboard from his older brother as well as a small plastic Indian toy from his best friend. That night he puts the toy in the cupboard and finds that it comes to life. Omri then finds out how much trouble such a small toy can cause and how someone can love a toy they didnt’ even like to begin with. The Indian in the Cupboard is a children’s novel by the British writer Lynne Reid Banks. It was published in 1980. Jason read this book in elementary school and remembered it fondly it was also recommended by our Facebook group. If you want to help suggest what books we read join us there an vote. Recommended Age: 9 and up. There is mild violence and stressful situations. Cartoonish racially charged language. Our Scores: Your Scores: Get Indian in the Cupboard on Amazon if you haven’t read it already. Our book for November will be The Secret Garden Get it and read it before the show releases. Looking for more books like The Indian in the Cupboard check out our other Shows:…
Episode 26 – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to the series Hunger Games it adds a wonderful layer to the story. This is also a great stand-alone book. It walks through the story of the tenth hunger games including how various things came to be in the later books. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . ….
We are currently in our off-season but would like to invite you to listen to our show or the classic Animal Farm by George Orwell. This one was a fun one to read together especially when we studied the historical context. The show notes for the original are all here.
The Asgardian Exchange by Mark Bryan – Episode 25 This book is about A girl who finds out that she is a “Favored” which means that she will gain the powers of one of the Norse gods. For centuries there have only been 50 but for the first time, there are 51 find out what chaos ensues in this amazing book by Mark Bryan Ragnarok. A thousand years ago, the Nine Realms burned and the gods were driven to the brink of annihilation. To save themselves, a deal was struck with the Fates of Asgard: every hundred years, their powerful magick and unique gifts would be removed and gifted to others so that the worlds could live on. They are they Favoured. Their journey begins. Join us. – From the Author’s site Recommended Age: 7-12 Our Scores: Your Scores: Get the book on Amazon Our next book is The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes the Hunger Games Prequel. So go grab it and read along with us, this book is amazing. Looking for more books like The Asgardian Exchange? Check out or other Shows: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (One of our first shows, don’t judge) Artemis Fowl…
Bonus Episode 3 – Outsiders Book vs Movie In this podcast, we talk about the differences between the book an movie. Along with some fun facts and who we think would make a good cast is there was a remake. The next book is The Asgardian Exchange Looking for more episodes like Outsiders Book vs Movie check out or other Shows: Hunger Games Book VS Movie Bonus Episode: Wrinkle In Time Book Vs Movie