Category: Historical Fiction

Unnatural Woman: Indi Reviews

An unnatural woman lives her life according to her own rules. Our indi reviews.

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karl – “Still Life with Tornado” by A.S. King

Cathie Sue – “Good Dog Carl and the Baby Elephant” by Alexandra Day

Jenny – “Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar” by Emily Mackenzie

Adrienne – “The Passion of Dolssa” by Julie Berry

Whoosh!: Six Picture Book Reviews

Our six picture books reviews designed to make you want to live in a tree and drench passersby with your super-soaker and then write an article about it.

“Miss Twiggly’s Tree” by Dorothea Warren Fox
“Thunder Boy Jr” by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
“The White Cat and the Monk” by Jo Ellen Bogart and Sydney Smith
“Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber” by Sue Macy and C. F. Payne
“Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions” by Chris Barton and Don Tate
“Freedom in Congo Square” by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Podcast production note:
Adrienne liked her mic so much she turnt, turnt, turnt it up! A compressor was ran over the entire recording. It shouldn’t be loud in your ear holes, but you will hear some distortion at times. Clipping is not our friend. Our apologies for the sound inconvenience and we hope it doesn’t spoil your listening to our stimulating and engaging conversation about this book. We rocked it.

Shorty: Six Picture Books

 

“Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth” by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
“Rude Cakes” by Rowboat Watkins
“Ask Me” by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee
“The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach
“It Could Always Be Worse” retold by Margot Zemach
“Trombone Shorty” by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Bryan Collier

Overwhelmingly Good: Indi Reviews

Jenny: “Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids” by Whitney Stewart and Sally Rippin
Karl: “Infinite Loop” an app game
Adrienne: “Peaky Blinders” Wikipedia entry of the BBC television show available on Netflix

Remember Everything: Indi Reviews

Jenny: “Mummy Cat” by Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown
Karl: 99% Invisible podcast created by Roman Mars
Adrienne: “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown discuss making the book “Mummy Cat.” (YouTube video)

https://youtu.be/KOsvRyZYjlE

Firebird: 6 Picture Book Reviews

“Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How To Dance Like the Firebird” by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers
“Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Knows as the Inventor of Earmuffs” by Meghan McCarthy
“A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat” by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall
“You Are (Not) Small” by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant
“The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage” by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
“Viva Frida!” by Yuyi Morales and Tim O’Meara

You can find more information about each book on our CYA Podcast WorldCat list page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pas de Deux: Indi Reviews

“Pas de Deux a music box for two” – our dance by the light of the moon, Indi reviews

Cathie Sue: “The Notorious Pagan Jones” by Nina Berry
Jenny: “The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel” by Deborah Hopkinson
Adrienne: “Ask the Maester” by Jason Concepcion, Grantland – spoiler-free questions and in-depth answers regarding “Game of Thrones.”

Red Balloon: Indi Review

Emily – “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson
Jenny – “Bunny’s Lessons” by Harriet Ziefert & Barroux
Kelly – “Perilous Gard” by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Cathie Sue – “Why is Milk White?” by Alexa Coelho & Simon Quellen Field
Adrienne – “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell (due October 6)