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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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Today's podcast 09/02/2014

  • Isaacs, Anne. MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2014 IL K-3, RL 2.4 ISBN 0375967451 Tulip Jones is off to America after inheriting $35 million and a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas. At first Tulip is happy living on the ranch with her twelve pet tortoises and three ranch hands. But then word gets out that there is a rich widow living at the ranch and every single man from miles around is lined up to woo the lovely Tulip. Now she can't get anything done. How is she ever going to get rid of all these cowboys and get back to work?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Today's podcast 09/01/2014

  • Ibbotson, Eva. THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13 New York : Puffin, 1994 IL 5-8, RL 7.5 ISBN 0141302860 The Gump is a secret passage between The World and The Island. It only opens once every nine years. The last time it opened, the young prince was lost. His nannies decided to take a short visit to the World. While there, the baby was taken by Mrs. Trottle who wanted a baby for her own -- even if it means stealing one. Now, nine years later, a group of rescuers leave the Island on a quest to return the prince to his home. This unlikely troop -- an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey will have to sneak around London unnoticed. They learn that the baby was stolen by Mrs. Trottle and they find her and her son Raymond. Raymond is a lazy, spoiled child. The rescuers are shocked and the thought of him becoming their king is not making them happy. But they have a job to do. They meet a young boy named Ben who is a servant in the home and he helps them get to Raymond. What will happen when the prince is returned to the Island?

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today's podcast 08/31/2014

  • Hopkinson, Deborah. THE GREAT TROUBLE : A MYSTERY OF LONDON, THE BLUE DEATH, AND A BOY CALLED EEL New York : Knopf, 2013 IL 5-8, RL 4.0 ISBN 0375848185 Eel is a young orphan living in 1854 in London. He gets by doing odd jobs but he does a bit of mudlarking to make some money too. He has to keep a low profile because his dangerous step-father is out to kill him and his brother. Life is hard for Eel. But things are going to get harder. People living on Broad Street are starting to get ill. Everyone knows that cholera has found the poor people crammed into the house on Broad Street. One of Eel's odd jobs is to take care of the animals for Dr. John Snow, a very famous doctor. When Eel begs Dr. Snow for help, the doctor is more than anxious to investigate. He has a theory of how cholera spreads and he enlists Eel's help in proving it.

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today's podcast 08/30/2014

  • Hood, Susan. THE TOOTH MOUSE New York : Kids Can Press, 2012 IL K-3, RL 2.9 ISBN 1554535654 When you loose a tooth, you probably put it under the pillow and wait for the tooth fairy to come and leave some money in exchange for the tooth. Well, did you know that in France, they think it is the Tooth Mouse who comes. Young Sophie Mouse loves pretending to be the Tooth Mouse. But when the real Tooth Mouse is looking for a replacement, Sophie has to prove she is up to the job.

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today's podcast 08/28/2014

  • Holm, Jennifer L. EIGHTH GRADE IS MAKING ME SICK New York : Random House, 2012 IL 5-8, RL 5.3 ISBN 0375968512 We all know that 8th grade is a terrible year. Probably the worst year of all the school years. But Ginny is not going to let that happen to her. She has really big plans. She will make 8th grade the best one ever. She is going out for cheerleading. She wants to join the Virtual Vixens. And she may just fall in love. Well, you just know that plans don't always work out. The family need to move because her stepdad has lost his job. Her mother is pregnant. He brother keeps getting into trouble. Told in a series of post-it notes, scrapbook entries, comics and pictures, this is Ginny's journey through 8th grade.

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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