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 . ….
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…
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 on the estate called Arendel. There they meet a boy named Jeffery, the gardener, two rabbits and a not so nice man named Dexter. The girls have to solve a lot of problems along the way. Recommended Age: The content of this book is for all ages although to read it on your own we recommend a 5th grade reading level Our Scores: Your Scores: Amazon Link for The Penderwicks Our Next book is City of Ember Looking for more books like The Penderwicks check out or other Shows: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Episode 11 Oddity – Sarah Cannon
Episode 10 – Oddity Ada Roundtree is your average eleven year old training for survival among aliens, zombie rabbits and the other mysteries of Oddity New Mexico. She and her friends but fight for survival as they rise up against the dangers of their town. Although those dangers may not be what they suspect. Recommended Age: Any age for content. Our Scores: Reader Scores: Get Oddity from Amazon. Next Month’s book: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers Looking for more books like Oddity check out or other Shows: Maze Runner Wrinkle In Time The Hunger Games
Bonus Episode 2 – Hunger Games – Book V. Movies With Alora out of town we had to pull forward a bonus episode we recorded a few months ago. We will be publishing Ender’s game mid July so stay tuned. Our family rule is to read the book and then watch the movie. We then compare and compain. Welcome to our world. In this show we cover the book v. movie points of the first Hunger games movie and the remaining books in the series, you have been warned. Get the movies here There is still time to read Ender’s Game for the next podcast.
Episode 8 – Maze Runner Maze Runner is the first book in a young adult sci-fi serie, by James Dashner. It is based in a dystopian future where a group of teen-agers are placed in the middle of an experiment called the Maze. They are forced to survive on their wits and the strength of their relationships alone until the day Thomas arrives and and everything begins to change. Both parents and kids at Common Sense Media give the book a 12+ age. It has scenes of combat with strange creatures. Made up sci-fi bad language. (They have made up their own bad words) Get the book on Amazon and help pay for the show. Our next book will be the classic Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card See all of our other books in our bookstore…
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, our main character, tries desperately to survive while holding on to her humanity. As parents we debated if the Hunger Games was appropriate for Alora based on both violence and romantic content. We decided to allow it but please do you own research as some of the content is graphic. Our Scores Visitor Rank If you haven’t read the Hunger Games yet, head over to amazon and buy it and join our conversation over at our Private FB group… Next Book Hatchet By Gary Paulsen selected by our Private FB Group. Go grab it and be ready for May! To see what is other books we have done, head over to our Bookstore. Website contains amazon affiliate links.
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 still hadn’t sorted out our scoring system and we had to convert from a 10pt scale down to a 5pt. Alora’s Score – 2.5 Jason’s Score – 2 Zoe’s Score – 2.5 Tell us your score for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief!! Buy this month’s book here: Or get started with our January book and join us next month:
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 on this one. Buy the book here: http://amzn.to/2xQfHPX (We thought we were going to do 10 star total but decided to change it. Rating Up Next Our next book will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief get it now so you can read it with us. Tell us what you think of Harry Potter in the comments below.