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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

HamCYAPodcast – Part Two

Hamilton: An American Musical

More books! Part two of our review and discussion about books that connect to the Hamilton Musical.

There are two parts to this podcast. Make sure you download and listen to both.

This is an annotated list of books discussed on the podcast. Let us know on Facebook any titles we overlooked. This list covers parts one and two of the podcast. HamCYAPodcast All The Books! [PDF]

HamCYAPodcast – Part One














Big pile of books! We review and discuss as many books as we could get our happy little hands on that connect to the Hamilton Musical. So awesome, right? Yes!

There are two parts to this podcast. Make sure you download and listen to both!

This is an annotated list of books discussed on the podcast. Let us know on Facebook any titles we overlooked. This list covers parts one and two of the podcast. HamCYAPodcast All The Books! [PDF]

The Internet Combined Game of Thrones and Hamilton and It’s Perfect” by Terri Schwartz. IGN.

Ham4Ham – Videos of the cast performing on the street outside the Rodger Theatre.

My Spock” – Hamilton/Star Trek Parody on YouTube

“Astonishing Life of Octavia Nothing” by M. T. Anderson

Last Five Years” movie with a storyline similar to Angelica Schuyler

1776″ musical

Extra: Dinosaur Stretch – Wellness Summer Reading Picture Books

Adrienne talks picture books to read to children on the 2016 Summer Reading Program theme of wellness, fitness and sports.

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.”

No Intro: Indi Reviews

And, we jump right in with our indi reviews!


Karl – “Science Verse” by Jon Scieskza and Lane Smith

Jenny – “Mr. Squirrel and the Moon” by Sebastian Mechenmoser

Adrienne – John Green’s “Eighteen Books You Probably Haven’t Read” on YouTube,

Books, Books, and More Books

A post of links to new and exciting Children and Young Adult books coming out in 2015 and one video that was a long time in coming…

John Green’s “Paper Towns” is due in theaters this summer. Green fans will be happy to know his first book and Printz winner, “Looking for Alaska” is currently filming,

Check out Rainbow Book List Committee’s 2015 Rainbow List, I’m happy to see two debut Oklahoma authors, Arin Andrews (“Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen”), and Katie Rain Hill (“Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition”) make the list.

Books, Teens and Magazines has a two-part blog post on YA Books Around the World. Part one focuses on Europe: and part two focuses on the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East,

Epic Reads posted on the “Brief History of Young Adult Books” and in 2013 so did CNN,

Huffington Post has a preview list of 2015 picture books to look forward to this year,

YA Author Malorie Blackman (“Noughts and Crosses “) is hosting an online teen book festival March 5th. Teens can go to Google Hangout, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to listen and talk to Rainbow Rowell (“Fangirl”, “Eleanor and Park”), Marcus Sedgwick (“The Ghosts of Heaven”), and E. Lockhart (“We Were Liars”),

Reflect & Refine: Building a Learning Community is hosted their 3rd annual nonfiction picture book event. Even though the 2015 event has passed (it was February 19), you can still have your own. Suggested titles are listed on the blog post,

Kelly Jensen over at Stacked has her list of 2015 YA book cover trends. Part 1:   and part two:

Get ready to repurchase Harry Potter. Jim Kay has illustrated the entire series with Sorcerer’s Stone to be release October 6. I think the new illustrations look fantastic,

It’s almost March Madness time. Get your readers ready by having these books available,

Huffington Post has 10 YA books they are most looking forward to reading this year,

PBS NewsHour will host a Facebook Chat on the benefits of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day March 4. Founding director of LitWorld Pam Allyn along with the national medical director of Reach Out and Read and vice president of Scholastic’s kids and parents websites Maggie McGuire will answer questions. The chat is set for this Wednesday, March 4, on Facebook, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST (10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST) on the PBS NewHour Facebook page,

Last March Oklahoma librarians attended the Science Summer Reading Workshops. At the workshops attendees were split into groups and each made Lego animation videos. A year later, after a little trouble of format compatibility with Youtube and a very busy schedule the final compilation is available for viewing.  So go watch what everyone did,

I am currently reading Jewell Parker Rhodes new book “Bayou Magic.” Maddy, the youngest of five girls has her turn to spend with Grandmere in the swamps of Louisiana. Even though she’s scared of being away from home through her time with her grandmother and Bear, a fun-seeking new friend, Maddy learns about her family history, the land, and the people of the bayou. Recommended for upper elementary reader, (PS You should have some Cajun food on hand, this book will make you hungry for jambalaya.)

A Good Lie and Getting Caught: Indi Review

Our favorite books that we read in 2014:

Karl – “Saga” volumes 1 – 3, “Anne of Green Gables”, “1492 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus”, “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children”, and “Mr. Penumber’s 24 Hour Book Store.”

Cathie Sue – “Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue”, “Game of Thrones series.”

Adrienne – “Great Greene Heist.”

Kiss the Horse: Indi Reviews

We are so much better than kissing a horse. Less whiskers. Our indi reviews.

Karl – “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann
Jenny – “Wild Things” by Clay Carmichael
Adrienne – Rory Gilmore’s reading list