Good Reads

Good Read: Every Day by David Levithan

Dec 12, 2012

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.

Good Read: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Dec 5, 2012

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.

Good Read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Nov 29, 2012

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.

Good Read: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Nov 21, 2012

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.

Good Read: Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire

Oct 16, 2012

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. 

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. 

Good Read: Matched by Ally Condie

Aug 2, 2012

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.

Good Read: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Jul 12, 2012

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.

Good Read: Together by George Ella Lyon

Jul 3, 2012

Summer is a great time to pick up some good reads! Our Good Reads for Kids Series continues with a book for the younger ones this week, Together by Kentucky Author George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry. This book review was brought up to the station by Sandy Linn, Youth Services and Acquisitions Librarian for the Calloway County Public Library.

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