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It’s the fourth episode in our Rainbow Reads series – Green! We’re going to be recommending books based solely on the colour of the cover. Anything goes! Next up is blue!

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Books Mentioned:
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
The Wonderling by Mira Bartock
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero
Wild by Emily Hughes
Who Built That: Bridges by Didier Cornille, Yolanda Stern Broad
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown
Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
The Fourth Bear and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Today by Julie Morstad
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Atlas of Fairy Tales by Claudia Bordin

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39 Responses

  1. Emily Mothorpe says:

    After you explained what Stuck was I paused the video and order it for my niece. I can’t wait to read it to her!

  2. Rebecca Arthur says:

    I’m most excited about The Atlas of Fairytales!

  3. Sally Taylor says:

    I cant wait to read The Strange Fascination of Noah Hypnotik

  4. SammieJoee says:


  5. Sushma P says:

    love marvel so I'm excited for Marvel 1602

  6. Nawelle says:

    Norwegian wood by haruki murakami sounds super interesting

  7. Liana Eelen says:

    This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us seems interesting!

  8. Malaika Bhat says:

    Grasshopper jungle

  9. JulieTheGr8t says:

    This Body's Not Big Enough for the Both of Us – sounds really unique and funny. That's my pick! 🙂

  10. Georgia Kostopoulou says:

    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer sounds like something I would enjoy reading! Thanks for the suggestions!

  11. Venessa Ricardez says:

    So many great recs! I want all the picture books mentioned for my collection and my school library. I’m not big on fairytales, but the artwork in atlas looks amazing.

    I read Grasshopper Jungle and really liked it for its strangeness. So very strange.

    I’ve added This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Two of Us, Evangeline, Nimona, Some Kind of Happiness to my tbr lists.

  12. A Z says:

    Evangeline of the Bayou

  13. Becky Pigsley says:

    Marvel 1602 sounds really cool!

  14. Samantha Tiedman says:

    I’m looking forward to reading Wildcard by Marie Lu. But after watching the video, I’m interested in Evangeline of the Bayou. Looking forward to see your other rainbow reads☺️

  15. Lauren Thornburg says:

    Definitely the Atlas of Fairy Tales!

  16. Bridget F says:

    So many good choices but the Atlas of Fairytales looks so darn cute!!! Congrats on 8,000! Here’s to many many more ❤️

  17. Cheyenne_elena B says:

    The Wonderling sounds really interesting! The illustrations in the Atlas of Fairytales looks really pretty too.

  18. Nirboll says:

    Me too!!! I remember reading Jean M. Auel's series when I was 15, 16 and being disturbed but liking it a lot. Now I still have fond memories, but am slightly afraid to revisit it. Like a lot of people, I'm super excited about This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us!

  19. Lauren Schnoebelen says:

    Totally added 1602 to my tbr….there goes more of my money

  20. Kate A. says:

    I am so intrigued by The Wonderling and The Book of Three! I am surprised I haven't heard of The Book of Three but I'll be hitting the used bookstores asap. Recycled and used books are the way to go- they can and are enjoyed by many 🙂 Thanks for the recommendations ladies!

  21. Kate Niswander says:

    Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman sounds amazing! I love all his books so I'm excited for another one!

  22. Kimberly Bea says:

    The Wonderling sounds amazing, as does Marvel 1602!

  23. Summer Fazzone says:

    I am intrigued by so many of these books.. I guess I’ll name my top 4 which are This Body’s Not Big Enough For The Both of Us, Nimona, Wunderling & Evangeline. I also put an order in for Stuck and Today for my girlfriends daughter! I loved those!

  24. My Journey says:

    The Atlas of Fairytales look stunning and Some Kind of Happiness sounds interesting.

  25. Kathie marsico says:

    I really am excited to dive into The Atlas of Fairytales by Claudia Bordin, I was just as excited watching, as the Owlcrate team was in looking at the pictures of this beautiful book. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. Congratulations, I love the youtube channel, and look forward to new videos every week!

  26. Rachel H says:

    I'm most excited about Marvel 1602, which is obviously fanfiction 😀 Also interested in The Wonderling, Evangeline of the Bayou, and Some Kind of Happiness.

  27. Jordanne Ruff says:

    I am thinking that I will read 1602 first but I have written down a few of them. Thanks!

  28. Ladybug Lee says:

    I have never heard of any of these books, but there are several that sound interesting. How does one choose?? My 2019 TBR list is filling up quick. Being added today are
    This Body's Not Big Enough for the Both of Us
    Grasshopper Jungle
    The Clan of the Cave Bear and
    The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crimes??…LOL That's great!!)

  29. Linda Graß says:

    "The strange fascinations of Noah Hypnotik" by David Arnold is the book in your Rainbow Reads series – Green I am most excited for.

  30. eacaban2 says:

    I'm excited to read The Simple Art of Flying but I will be checking Marvel 1602 while I wait. Thank you ladies for the awesome recommendations.

  31. Astrid Helene Ege Pedersen says:

    Wohoo! The Evangelinge book sounds fun. I have read The Norwegian Wood. It’s sad, but really good.

  32. Christine Giroux says:

    I will now have to add more books to my goodreads tbr such as the strange fascinations of noah hypnotik, marvel 1602, the fourth bear, somekind of hapiness, this body's not big enough for both of us, nimona. Thanks girls for the recommendations. I will now have to watch the other videos from this series.

  33. suzanne cattanes says:

    Most intrigued by some kind of happiness by Claire legrand… sounds like something close to home, thank you so much for the chance to win a box xx

  34. Agnes Metanomski says:

    Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer!! That one is on my TBR!

  35. Kate Smanik says:

    1602 by Neil Gaiman. I <3 Neil Gaiman so much! Also, Nimona. Its new to me and sounds fantastic! Thank you for the recommendations. 🙂

  36. Kimberly Kowalski says:

    So many of these suggestions sound amazing! The newest David Arnold book is already on my shelf waiting to be read, so the book this video most made me want to read that I wasn't already aware of is probably The Book of Three . I also want to buy the Atlas of Fairy Tales for my boys!

  37. Samantha Hunt says:

    I’m 100% going to be grabbing a copy of Today for my daughter!!!

  38. Kinsey Hisle says:

    I think Marvel 1602 sounds awesome! Definitely reading that one next

  39. Ruth Moore says:

    I really enjoyed reading The Book of Three and lots of other Lloyd Alexander books when I was in middle school. I look forward to reading The Wonderling.

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