100 Cupboards – N.D. Wilson – Episode 18

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…

We’ve been Nominated

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…

Margaret Peterson Haddix Interview

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. …

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis – Episode 15

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…

Running Out Of Time – Margaret Peterson Haddix – Episode 14

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…

Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall – Episode 12

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…

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Episode 11

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…