Sunday, November 23, 2014

Today's podcast 11/23/2014

  • Menzies, Britt. STINKYKIDS SEE A FULL MOON New York : Raven Tree Press, 2011 IL K-3, RL 2.4 ISBN 1936402033 The Stinkykids are having fun playing outside. There is a full moon tonight and they know that full moons make you act crazy so they decide to act crazy. They jump around and howl at the moon. When they go inside, they continue to act crazy. But Hannah is making a house of cards and begs the kids to be careful not to knock it over. The kids are having too much fun to worry about what may happen. What do you think in going to happen?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today's podcast 11/22/2014

  • Moser, Lisa. COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE New York : Random, 2013 IL K-3, RL 2.4 ISBN 0375870563 There's no other horse quite like Calliope. She's short, she's slow, and she's lumpy. Cowboy Boyd rides her up to the ranch and asks for work. The other cowboys laugh at the sight of Calliope but Rancher Rose decides to give them a try. And it doesn't work out very well. When Rancher Rose tells them they have to move on, Cowboy Boyd says they will leave in the morning. That night, a huge storm rages across the ranch. Will Calliope help save the other animals?

    tags: podcasts elementary

  • Mora, Pat. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE New York : Knopf, 2014 IL K-3, RL 2.0 ISBN 0375971092 Libby's great aunt has just passed her citizenship test and will become a United States citizen on Friday. She will say the Pledge of Allegiance with a group of new citizens. Libby is going to lead her class in the Pledge on Thursday. All week the two practice so they can do this well. As they practice, they talk about what it means to be an American.

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today's podcast 11/20/2014

  • Lynch, Jane. MARLENE, MARLENE, QUEEN OF MEAN New York : Random House, 2014 IL K-3, RL 3.6 ISBN 0385379080 Marlene was really the queen of mean. She terrorized the kids on the playground. She blocked their way to the loo. She pinched and poked and did whatever she wanted to. All the kids would cower at the sight of Marlene. Except Freddy. Can anything possibly change this bully?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today's podcast 11/19/2014

  • Ludwig, Trudy. THE INVISIBLE BOY New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 IL K-3, RL 2.9 ISBN 1582464502 Have you ever felt invisible? Like everyone around you can't see you? Brian feels that way everyday. None of the kids want to be his friend. When choosing sides for a game, Brian isn't just the last one chosen, he isn't chosen at all. Brian plays by himself and eats lunch by himself. When a new boy joins the class, things may just change.

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today's podcast 11/18/2014

  • Lu, Marie. CHAMPION New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013 IL YA ISBN 0399256776 June and Day are back but they are not together. June is working with the Republic. She is now the Princeps Elect. Meanwhile, Day is working with the military and is stationed far from June. Day's brother Eden is with him and healing from the plague. When a new strain of plague breaks out, the Republic asks that Eden be turned over for testing to come up with a cure for the plague. Day will never agree to letting Eden be experimented on again. But June pleads with Day to help save the Republic. The Colonies are blaming the Republic for the outbreak and have threatened war unless a cure is found and given to the Colonies. Once again, June and Day must choose country over their own love.

    tags: podcasts ya blueduke

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Today's podcast 11/17/2014

  • Lodding, Linda Ravin. A GIFT FOR MAMA New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 IL K-3, RL 2.6 ISBN 0385753314 A young boy living in Vienna about a hundred years ago has some adventures as he searches for the ideal gift from his mother's birthday. He only has one coin and must make the best of it. When he sees a beautiful yellow rose in the basket of a flower vendor, he knows that this is the perfect gift for mama. As he is walking home, a painter sees the flower and begs to trade a paint brush for the flower. Then an orchestra conductor wants to trade some sheet music for the paint brush. And on it goes. Will the boy ever get the perfect gift for Mama?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Today's podcast 11/16/2014

  • Chapman, Elsie. DIVIDED New York : Random House, 2014 IL YA ISBN 0449812952 West Grayer has survived and is now a citizen. She has successfully defeated her Alternate and she is ready to move on. No longer will she have to work as a striker killing other people's alts. But just when things are starting to look up, she is dragged back into it. This time it is by the Board. She is told if she just does three more missions, they will ensure that any children she has will not have an alt. And her striker marks will be removed. She agrees. She is told that the targets are the alts of the children of Board members. She doesn't want to kill anymore but it is just too tempting a reward. When she finds her first target, her resolve may just falter. Will she be able to do this last assignment?

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya

  • Brennan, Eileen. BAD ASTRID New York : Random House, 2013 IL K-3, RL 3.2 ISBN 0375855807 She came into town like five tons of bad luck. The meanest kid on the block. She'll growl, spit and sputter whenever anyone came into her yard. Her neighbor was really afraid of her and decided she wouldn't ruin his summer. He would just do fun activities at home. But what happens when Astrid's bike comes crashing through the fence into his yard?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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