The Mamas boldly and happily leave Earth for an hour to stowaway with space pirates and explore mars with a sentient rover in the 73rd episode of the Two Lit Mamas Podcast. If your Middle Schoolers would rather blast into space than go back to school, then listen in for books that will help them escape. A special bonus for midlife Earthlings includes The Mamas first official grown up book chat about aging GenXers, there’s nothing more punk than that. Grab your moon boots, you’ll need them.
Middle Grade Book Chat:
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga
Stowaway by John David Anderson
Grown Up Book Chat:
Excuse Me While I Disappear by Laurie Notaro
The Mamas are ready for the spooky season after reading two Sci-Fi novels for Middle Graders (ages 8-12). The MC of one has an experimental brain implant and the other is a human/cockroach hybrid. What more could you want? Oh, and both heroes are battling evil corporations. So deliciously dark – just how the Mamas like it.
Maximillion Fly by Angie Sage
Trex by Christyne Morrell
Pick 6: Writing craft resources
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
Crafting the Personal Essay by Dinty Moore
Telling Your Story with Joyce Maynard (podcast)