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
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Episode 24 The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967. The book takes place over about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. The book shows how his views of the world and his enemies grow over the course of the book. Can Ponyboy overcome the struggles of the wrong side of the tracks and really “Stay Gold?” You will have to read it to find out. Recommended Age: 13+ For drug and alcohol references and sexual suggestions. Our Scores for The Outsiders: This may be the highest scoring book we’ve done that wasn’t written by C.S. Lewis. Totally understand now why this book is a classic. In such a short time Hinton makes you love the characters and draws a range of emotions out of you. Your Scores: Buy the book from Amazon and support us: Our Next book: The Asgardian Exchange by Mark E. Bryan If you loved The Outsiders check out these shows: Fever 1793 Lord…
Episode 23 – Stolen Girl Nadia keeps getting flashes of memories of Nazis that make no sense. She has to put them back together to figure out her past as she tries to navigate her new life. Recommended Age: 8-12 Our Scores: Your Scores: Buy our next book here: Looking for more books like Stolen Girl? Check out or other shows: Fever 1793 lord of the flies
Episode 24 – Lord of the Flies This book is about a group of boys that are marooned on an island because of a plane crash. These boys are between the ages of 6 and 12 and must try to survive. Recommended Age: 12 and up. Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link – Lord of the flies Our next book is Stolen Girl by Marsha Skrypuch Looking for more books like Lord of the flies check out our other Shows: The Girl Who Owned A City Episode 7 Hachet
Episode 23 – Game Changer This book is about a girl named K.T Sutton who is a softball obsessed 8th grader. She is knocked out during a game and wakes up in a world where and sports and academics have switched places in the lives of students. Classes are all athletics and sports are all acidemic competitions. The “Jocks” are called “Spocks” and KT doesn’t fit in at all. Being a star athlete is much like being an academic “nerd”. Our Scores: Your Scores: Buy the book on Amazon Lord Of The Flies Looking for more books like Game Changer check out or other Shows: Artemis Fowl 100 Cupboards
Episode 22 George Orwell- Animal Farm The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Recommended Age: 8-99 Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link Our Next Book Game Changer check out or other Shows: Hunger Games The Maze Runner