Category: Fairy Tale

Sharing: Indi Reviews

So, when did sharing ever work? Never, I say. Never.

Karl: “I Hate Fairyland Volume One: Madly Ever After” by Skottie Young

Cathie Sue: “Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea” by Ben Clanton

Jenny: “We Found a Hat” by Jon Klassen

Adrienne: “Atlanta” (TV show), S1E7, “B.A.N.”

 

Peace and Prosperity: Indi Reviews

We wish you peace, prosperity and indi reviews.

Jenny – “Little Red” by Bethan Woollvin

Cathie Sue – FirstSecond’s 2017 Winter Catalog an imprint of MacMillan

Kelly – “The Adventures of Pettson and Findus: The Fox Chase” and “Pancake Pie” by Sven Nordqvist, “100 Great Translated Children’s Books from Around the World” by M. Lynx Qualey, “Moomins and Tintin are great, but where are new translated children’s books?” by

Karl – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8”, “Angel After the Fall“, and “Fray” by Joss Whedon

Adrienne – “Star Wars: Ahsoka” by E. K. Johnston and “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

SPB: Six Picture Books – Fall 2014

We review these six picture books:

A Fish Named Glub by Dan Bar-El and Josee BiSaillon
When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson and Doris Barrette
Professor Whiskerton presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
A Puddle Pug by Kim Norman and Keika Yamaguchi
The Scraps Book: Notes From A Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert
Have you seen my dragon by Steve Light

Mother’s and Father’s: Indi Reviews

Our mom’s and dad’s would be so proud. Our individual reviews of…

“Adventures of Superhero Girl” by Faith Erin Hicks
“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell (This was Karl’s pick, you can read Adrienne’s review here)
“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
“Frozen” the movie
“Ball” by Mary Sullivan (compatible with “Banana!” by Ed Vere)

Animal Pencils: 6 Picture Books Review

Our first six picture books review for 2014.

“Parrots Over Puerto Rico” by Cindy Trumbore & Susan L. Roth
“A Little Book of Sloth” by Lucy Cooke
“Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson (compatible with “Press Here” by Herve Tullet, reviewed November, 2011)
“Santiago Stays” by Angela Dominquez (compatible with “No David” by David Shannon
“Little Red Writing” by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet
“Year of the Jungle” by Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom or, I Thought There Would Be Cheesecake!

The Heroes Guide to SAving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

Upcoming books:
“Ashes” by Ilsa Bick

6 folktale picture books:
“Nabeel’s New Pants” by Fascia Gilani-Williams
“The Matatu” by Eric Walters
“The Boy From Dragon Palace” by Margaret Read MacDonald
“The Greedy Sparrow” by Lucine Kasbarian
“The Flying Canoe” by Eric Kimmel
“Little Sister and the Month Brothers” by Beatrice Schenk de Reginers

Cloaked

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Cloaked by Alex Flinn (author website)

Resources
Elves and the Shoemaker
The Frog Prince
The Six Swans
The Golden Bird
The Valiant Little Tailor
The Salad
The Fisherman and His Wife

Grimm Stories has some of the tales here

Read Alikes

Modern Witches Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan, grades 5 – 8
Scribblies is a writers group with Emma Bull. The story Karl is citing is Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint. It’s easiest to find now in the volume called Jack Of Kinrowan, which puts it together with the sequel, Drink Down The Moon (http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Kinrowan-Giant-Killer-Drink-Down/dp/0312869592).

The series is just called The Fairy Tales Series, and you can see a listing of the books here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Windling#Bibliography.

 

Roll Call Questions

What author created a world so appealing you wanted to live there?

Topic
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Mary Sue

Recommendations
Cathie Sue
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce – book 3 of the Beka Cooper series
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry – book 2 of the Rot & Ruin series
You Don’t Know About Me by Brian Meehl
Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard

Emily
Local hardware stores for art supplies

Jenny
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin with videos
Forger’s Spell by Ed Dolnick
Codex Alera by Jim Butcher – 5 book series
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

Karl
The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger
L.A. Story (movie) with Steve Martin

Adrienne
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Game of Thrones on HBO
So You Think You Can Dance -Fox
Playaway View
Mugglefest: The Last Chapter – Norman Public Library
48 Hour Book Challenge by MotherReader
Interactive Fiction – text-based games, archive, and history

Upcoming Books
I Am J by Cris Beam
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6 Children’s Books

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth, or, Prisoner of Your Own Device

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins – author website

Roll Call Question:
What book would you like wiped from your memory?

Topic:
Book Covers
That Cover Girl
Books by Their Covers
Book Cover Archive
Jacket Knack
Jacket Whys
Txt-based Blogging: Gender and YA Books

Worst Covers
After the MomentBlessings BeadGeek CharmingGray BabyMockingjay

Best Covers

Space Between Trees by Katie WilliamsBlanketsFloating IslandsLeverageHourglassFeedRing of Endless LightSweetlyReplacement

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
Crows of Pearl Blossom by Aldous Huxley (Amazon)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (book website)

Emily
SitStayArt

Jenny
Star-Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce (author website)
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (author website)
Tangled (the movie)
Gabriella’s Italian Restaurant in Norman, OK

Karl
Nutsy Bolts
Remember to release the emergency brake!

Adrienne
What Adrienne Thinks About That
Demand Patrick Rothfuss (Tour Schedule)

Upcoming Books
Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
Red Glove by Holly Black

The Wager

Extended Resources

Donna Jo Napoli website

SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Bearskin and Other Tales

Topic

Best and worst read in 2010

Emily

Best

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • Fire by Kristen Cashore

Worst

  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
  • Vamped by Lucienne Diver
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Adrienne

Best

  • Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  • Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Worst

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Cathie Sue

Best

  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
  • Trickster by Matt Dimbicki
  • Foiled by Jane Yolen
  • Christopher Farnsworth by Blood Oath (adult)
  • Ship Breaker byPaolo Bacigalupi

Worst

  • Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Karl

Best

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (highly recommended – best female character in YFic. Better than Katniss, even!)
  • What It Is by Lynda Barry (highly recommended – great graphic memoir and creativity exercise book)

Worst

  • Swoon by Nina Malkin
  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer


Recommendations

Karl: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and other books by Cory Doctorow, all available as free e-books at http://www.craphound.com
62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer and Other Discarded Electronics by Randy Sarafan
http://www.instructables.com (see my library Instructable at http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Any-Information-You-Could-Possibly-Need/)

Cathie Sue: @cathiesue on Twitter
@booktalker Nancy Keane on Twitter, website, Booktalks Quick and Simple, on iTunes
WorldCat app

Adrienne: The Magicians by Lev Grossman –  2010 Alex Award Selection