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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Hunger Games Episode 6
Podcast , Slider / 2018-04-01

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,...

Bonus Episode: Wrinkle In Time Book Vs Movie
Podcast , Slider / 2018-03-15

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.

The School for Good and Evil
Podcast / 2018-03-01

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 Cin...

We Need Good Books
Meta / 2018-02-06

We need good books Hi this is Alora, thank you so much for listening to our podcast. Now we need your help we need finding some good books to do for future podcasts. We are looking for books with at least five or more chapters any genre will work but we would prefer fiction or sci-fi new and classic but remember it has to be 12-year-old friendly. If you don’t know what kind of books we do or what we’ve done check out our ...

Wrinkle In Time – Episode 4
Podcast / 2018-02-01

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 wa...

Episode 3 – The Girl Who Owned A City, OT Nelson
Podcast / 2017-12-31

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 Include...

Greetings Fellow Fear the Boot listeners
Meta / 2017-12-17

We were recently mentioned on one of my Dad’s favorite podcasts.  So, “Hello” to our Fear The Boot Listeners. We are still building out the site and finding our voice and style, but please subscribe and let us know what you think.  We would love your input. Look at our Bookstore to see what books we have done and jump in with us.

Episode 2- Percy Jackson, The Lighting Thief.
Podcast / 2017-12-02

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 sti...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Episode 1
Podcast / 2017-11-06

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...