Monday, October 20, 2014

Today's podcast 10/20/2014

  • Lefebvre, Jason. TOO MUCH GLUE New York : Flashlight Press, 2013 IL K-3, RL 3.0 ISBN 1936261278 Matty just loves to use glue. He is not alone in that. His father loves glue also. But his teacher tells him not to use too much glue because it won't dry. During a project at school, Matty uses too much glue. He just can't help himself. But when he finds himself glued to the table, it will take all his friends and some helpful adults to get him out of this mess.

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Today's podcast 10/19/2014

  • Lerangis, Peter. THE COLOSSUS RISES New York : Harper, 2013 IL 5-8, RL 4.1 ISBN 0062070401 When thirteen-year-old Jake McKinley is kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island, the fun begins. He and three other teens have a rare gene that is fatal. Only the scientists on this island can keep them alive. But what they find is that the gene also gives them superpowers. They are apparently descended from the inhabitants of the lost continent of Atlantis and now they set off to solve the mystery. This is an action packed page turner that will have you racing along with the teens.

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today's podcast 09/25/2014

  • Laybourne, Emmy. MONUMENT 14 : SAVAGE DRIFT New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014 IL YA ISBN 1250036429 In the final volume of the Monument 14 series, we find the kids living in a refugee camp. At least most of them are still together. Alex writes an article that gets published and now they are sure that their parents will find them. But he inadvertently puts Astrid in terrible danger. You see, there are some government officials who are taking pregnant women who have been exposed and running tests on them. Dean and Astrid are trying to keep her exposure secret but now the whole world knows. Dean, Astrid, Niko and Jake flee the camp to keep her safe. Niko has learned that Josie is alive and being held in another camp so the teens decide to rescue her as well. Join the teens as they run for their lives -- again.

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today's podcast 09/24/2014

  • Laybourne, Emmy. MONUMENT 14 : SKY ON FIRE New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2013 IL YA ISBN 0312569041 The second book in the Monument series finds the children going their separate ways trying to figure out how to survive the disaster. Several of the children have taken the school bus and set off for Denver airport. Rumors have spread that there is help at the airport and that anyone who gets there will be evacuated. The children who turn into monsters with exposure to the chemicals decide to stay at the store so they won't accidentally hurt the others. This means that Dean and Alex are taking separate paths. Alex is on the bus and we learn about their trip through him. Dean must stay at the store with Astrid and some of the children. Both groups must fight for survival as they are attacked by outsiders and become discouraged about their ability to continue. Their only hope is that the bus will get the kids to Denver in time.

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today's podcast 09/23/2014

  • Krosoczka, Jarrett J. PEANUT BUTTER AN JELLYFISH New York : Knopf, 2014 IL K-3, RL 2.6 ISBN 0375870369 Peanut Butter is a little seahorse who lives in the sea. He and his best friend Jellyfish love swimming around the ocean and exploring their world. The one thing they don't love is Crabby the crab. His name really describes him. He is not very nice and he is always making fun of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish. He calls them names and says horrible things to them. They ignore him the best they can. When they are playing, they hear a little voice calling for help. Crabby is in trouble and he needs their help. Why should they bother?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Today's podcast 09/05/2014

  • Kemp, Anna. THE WORST PRINCESS New York : Random, 2014 IL K-3, RL 1.9 ISBN 038537125X Princess Sue is living in a tower and dreaming that her Prince Charming will come and rescue her. Well, a prince does come and rescue her but he is certainly not her Prince Charming. The price wants Sue to be ladylike and wear fancy dresses and learn to be a proper princess. Sue is having none of it. She thinks the prince is a bit of a twit. What she does will probably surprise you. What is her happily ever after?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Today's podcast 09/03/2014

  • Kehret, Peg. SPY CAT New York : Sleuth Penguin, 2008 IL 5-8, RL 4.6 ISBN 0142412198 Life for Alex and his family has calmed down since the arson they faced last year. But now there is a series of burglaries in the neighborhood. Alex's friend Rocky is upset because his house was broken into. They were only gone for an hour and when they got home, they found that someone was there and took a lot of their stuff. Then the new next door neighbor's house was burglarized. Of course Pete the cat has seen the whole thing but no one understands him. He keeps telling them but the humans just hear meow! Alex' little brother is in to playing spy and tries to track down clues. But what will happen when the burglars stop by Alex' house?

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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