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 Cupboar...

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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-yea...

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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.

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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 annihil...

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Sooo we uploaded the wrong file for the last episode. We have corrected it but if you want to hear the real one you may need to delete it from your device and re-download it. Thanks to our listeners for letting us know!

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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  

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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 Pony...

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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    

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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...

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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 b...

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Animal Farm George Orwell – Episode 22
Podcast / 2019-12-01

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

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse – Episode 21
Podcast / 2019-11-01

Episode 21 -Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Recommended Age: 8-11 This is a historical fiction book is about the yellow plague epidemic of 1793.  It is the story of a girl named Mattie Cook who lives in Philadelphia and helps her mother in their coffee house. When people in their town start falling ill to a mysterious disease everyone has there own ideas of what is causing it. Overall it is a good book there is nothing graphic nor is there a...

Etiquette and Espionage – Gail Carriger – Episode 20
Podcast / 2019-10-01

Episode 20 – Etiquette and Espionage Etiquette and Espionage is the first book of the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger.  It is the story of Sophronia a fourteen-year-old girl who does not fit into the expected mold of a young lady of her class.  When she is sent to finishing school she realizes it is more than just a traditional education that is in store for her. Recommended Age: Reading Aloud 8+ Reading Alone 12+ Our ...

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer – Episode 19
Podcast / 2019-09-01

Episode 19 Artemis Fowl This book is about a young boy named Artemis Fowl a young criminal mastermind. Who ends up finding a secret fairy society. Has he bitten off more than he can chew? Recommended Age: 8-12 Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link – Will need to link this The next book is Etiquette and Espionage Looking for more books like Artemis Fowl check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Episode 8 Wrinkle In Time  Episode 4 Hu...

Top four Arts Podcasts in Columbus
Meta / 2019-08-27

Reading Radio is proud to have made the top four best arts podcasts in the Columbus Podcast Awards and want to congratulate the Cryptonaturalist show on their victory.  It was a lot of fun to go to the show and meet all of our fellow podcasters and we look forward to it again next year. We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for us and to all of our listeners for your support and we look forward to a great second seaso...

100 Cupboards – N.D. Wilson – Episode 18
Podcast / 2019-05-06

Episode 18 – 100 Cupboards This book is about two kids named Henry and Henrietta who discover cupboards to other lands. It starts out when Henry goes to live with his aunt and uncle, because his parents go missing. Then in his attic room he discovers portals to other realms. To find out what happens after that you might just have to read the book. Recommended Age: 9-12   Our Scores: . Your Scores: Amazon Link. Looking for ...

We’ve been Nominated
Meta / 2019-05-03

In her continuing effort to promote literacy and a love of reading Alora has been running Reading Radio for almost two years. Reading Radio has been nominated for the Columbus Podcast Awards, arts category. And while there vote for Jason’s show “Be Better Tomorrow” in the Entrepreneur category and don’t forget to vote for Podcast of the year!! Alora records and edits the shows additionally she manages the webs...

The Giver by Lois Lowry – Episode 17
Podcast / 2019-03-10

Episode 17 – The Giver by Lois Lowry This book is about a kid named Jonas in a strange future world. The day when all the kids get their job Jonas is skipped and given a special job in the community and we learn what it means to be human. Recommended Age: 8 to 99   Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link. for the Giver Our next book is 100 Cupboards by ND Wilson Looking for more books like The Giver check out or other Shows: ...

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolken
Podcast / 2019-02-01

Episode 16 – The Hobbit This month’s book is the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. It is a book about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who just wants to be left alone, when some homeless dwarfs come along and they take him on the adventure of his life. This book is a bit harder than some of our other book because of some of the language used and it was harder to get invested in. But other than that it was a good book I hope you in joy...

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...