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 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. And if you like this book you should also check out The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. Recommended Age: 12-13 on your own or being read aloud Our Scores: Your Scores: Buy The Hobbit on Amazon! Our Next Book! The Giver by Lois Lowery Looking for more books like The Hobbit? Check out or other Shows: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Wrinkle in Time Music Credits “District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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 they found a wardrobe which is a door to the magical world of Narnia where the children go to have wonderful adventures. This book has been a favorite in our family for many years, we read it and/or watch the movie every December. Recommended Age: 5+ for read aloud 10+ to read alone The older language in this book can make it hard for younger readers on their own, unless you go vocabulary lessons ahead of time. Our Scores: Your Scores: If you want to read the book you can get it here…Amazon Link. Our next book will be The Hobbit By JRR Tolkien you can get it here. Looking for more books like The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe check out or other Shows: Penderwicks Wrinkle in Time Or see them all in our Podcast Archive Tell us what you thought of…
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 and she leaves just as she came blown along by the wind. Recommended Age: We would say that for content this is and has been a book for all ages. Although reading it may be difficult for younger American children as it is full of British language that may be difficult. For a read out loud book it is perfect for all ages. Our Scores: Your Scores: Our Next Book If you enjoyed this show check out some of our others Ender’s Game Wrinkle In Time Hachet
Episode 9 – Ender’s Game Ender’s Game is a classic sci-fi book by Orson Scott Card. It tells the story of Ender Wiggin a 6 year old boy who is part of a government program to develop the greatest military leaders possible. The Earth is in dire need of these leaders after having been attacked by an alien race known as the Buggers. The book won the Nebula Award for best novel in 1985,and the Hugo Award for best novel in 1986. It is listed on the US Marine Corps Professional Reading list. Recommended Age: 13 for language and violence. Our Scores: Your Scores: If you still haven’t read Ender’s Game what are you waiting for? You can get it Here. Our next book will be Oddity by Sarah Cannon Looking for more books like Ender check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games
Episode 7 Hatchet This month’s book is Hatchet written by Gary Paulsen and is also a Newbery winner . The book is about a boy named Brian who gets stuck in the wilderness with only a hatchet to survive. The book is well written and brings you inside the situation. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes outdoor books. Some scenes are a little intense. But overall is a great book. Our Scores Get Hatchet in whatever form you like from Amazon Our book for next month will be Maze Runner by James Dashner because Alora has an interest in children being in dangerous situations.
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 was first published in 1962 and is the winner of many awards. Scoring Amazon link Or next book is The School for Good and Evil, buy it here… Let us know what you think below. We would love to have some feedback on how we can make the podcast better. Mic on loan from Simple Church This post contains affiliate links that pay Reading-radio.com for purchases made through those links.
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 Includes drinking as form of anesthesia Includes Scenes of Violence. Alora Score – 4 Jason Score – 4 Amazon link Next Book Since the movie is coming out shortly we decided to bring it forward, and read the book before the movie comes out. Check A Wrinkle in Time Or check out the Bookstore to see other upcoming books. Music provided by bensound Microphone provided by Simple Church