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 Scores: Your Scores: What did you think of the book? Get the book here: Amazon Link Fever 1793 Looking for more books like Etiquette and Espionage check out or other Shows: Artemis Fowl The Girl Who Owned a City
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
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
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.
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.
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.