Good Reads

Literature
12:42 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

A Book of Homeplace History and Recipes

Paducah resident Gerry Marshall has a degree in zoology from the University of Kentucky.  She’s published a number of books, as well as over 100 articles, stories and poems for both children and adults.  Her most recent work involves LBL’s Homeplace 1850 and documents recipes from the mid 19th century that have not been well-documented to date. The Homeplace History and Receipt Book:  History, Folklore, and Recipes from Life on an Upper Southern Farm a Decade before The Civil War is available at amazon.com.

Good Reads Kids
1:55 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Good Read: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. Also, hear a follow-up review from WKMS Youth Radio Project's Brynn Jones.

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Good Reads Kids
3:37 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Good Read: Every Day by David Levithan

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Every Day by David Levithan, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads Kids
11:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Good Read: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a child in middle school or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads
11:08 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Good Read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

If you're thinking about holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads
1:06 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Good Read: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

If you're gearing up for some holiday shopping for a child in middle school or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads
2:43 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Good Read: Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire

WKMS Youth Commentator Brynn Jones reviews the Wicked Years series, by Gregory Maguire. 

Hello, I’m Brynn Jones, here to give my review of the book Wicked, the inspiration for the Broadway musical of the same name. Book reviews are HARD to write because I can’t tell you all the reasons I loved the book because it would give too much away; but let me tell you, Wicked is probably one of the best books I have ever read in my life. 

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Good Reads
4:05 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Good Read: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers is the kind of book journalists dream of writing. Katherine Boo spent approximately four years with the people of the Annawadi slums in Mumbai in order to craft her expose on Indian poverty. The book reads like a novel. Though she witnessed most of the book’s events herself, Boo excises herself from the story, writing in third person perspective of the people in Annawadi. 

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Good Reads YA
10:41 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Good Read: Matched by Ally Condie

Summer time might be winding down, but it's still a great time to pick up some good reads! Our Good Reads for Kids Series continues with Matched, the first book from Ally Condie's dystopian trilogy. WKMS Youth Project Reporter Brynn Jones contributed this commentary.

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Good Reads YA
4:58 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Good Read: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Our Good Reads for Kids series continues with this young adult sci-fi Cinderella tale, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This recommended read comes to us from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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