Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. 1994. New York: HarperFestival, 2009. MP3. Genre: middle grade novel Summary: Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious… Continue reading Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books LLC, 2010. MP3. Genre: middle grade novel Summary: Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami Yoda finger puppet. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz,… Continue reading The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Harkness, Deborah. A Discovery of Witches. New York: Recorded Books LLC, 2011. MP3. Genre: science fantasy (my own designation to differentiate from science fiction and high fantasy) Summary: Diana Bishop may be the descendant of powerful witches, but she wants nothing to do with magic. Too bad, says Fate. Diana accidentally recalls a mysterious book… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter

Ritter, Josh. Bright’s Passage. New York: Dial Press, 2012. Print. Genre: Historical fiction. Summary: Soon after Henry Bright comes home from World War I, his wife dies, leaving him to care for their newborn child. But his wife’s family have an ax to pick with Bright and they are hunting him down. He burns down… Continue reading Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter

Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov

Asimov, Isaac. Pebble in the Sky. 1950. North Kingstown, RI: BBC Audio, 2009. MP3. Genre: science fiction Summary: Robert Fass narrates Asimov’s first novel, and the story that kicks off the Foundation series in book form. Thanks to an accident in a nearby chemistry lab, unsuspecting Joseph Schwartz steps through a wrinkle in time. The… Continue reading Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov