Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today's podcast 07/31/2014

  • De la Cruz, Melissa. FROZEN New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013 IL YA ISBN 0399257543 It has been over a century since everything changed. The earth is now a frozen planet with a few pockets of civilization. Life is New Vegas is still centered around gambling and hedonism. The casinos are alive 24 hours a day. Natasha Kestal is a blackjack dealer who desparately wants out of this town. She hears a voice in her head that tells her she needs to find the Blue. Most people don't believe the Blue even exists. The Blue is supposed to be a place where the sun shines and the waters are blue. Nat hires a crew of mercenaries to take her out of the city. She has a locket that supposedly shows the way to the Blue and she is determined to get there. But she can't tell the crew where she is really going. The trip is long and filled with danger. What awaits Nat on her journey?

    tags: podcasts ya blueduke

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's podcast 07/30/2014

  • Dahl, Michael. ZOMBIE IN THE LIBRARY New York : Stone Arch Books, 2011 IL 5-8, RL 2.9 ISBN 1434221458 Adam is looking forward to the town library's book sale. But the weather is not cooperating. The lightning storm is so intense, Adam's mother decides they can't go. Adam is so disappointed. You see, he had seen a book in the library sale that was just right for his mother and he was going to buy it for her. Adam decides to ride his bike to the library but things are not going to turn out the way he thinks they will.

    tags: podcasts blueduke elementary

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today's podcast 07/29/2014

  • Cronin, Doreen. CLICK, CLACK, BOO! : A TRICKY TREAT New York : Athneneum Books for Young Readers, 2013 IL K-3, RL 2.3 ISBN 1442465530 Farmer Brown just doesn't like Halloween. He wants nothing to do with it. So on Halloween night, he puts out a bowl of candy, turns off the light and gets ready for bed. When he hears a strange noise outside the house, he jumps under the covers. What is it? Is someone coming in to his house? What is going on?

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Today's podcast 07/28/2014

  • Charbonneau, Joelle. INDEPENDENT STUDY New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 IL YA ISBN 0547959206 Having survived the Testing, Cia and Tomas are now ready to enter the University and find out what lies ahead of them. Not all the students survived and some have been redirected. When the assignments come down, Cia finds herself studying for government leadership. This is certainly nothing she would ever choose. And Tomas is assigned elsewhere. The Induction test is not an easy one and more students fail and are redirected. Cia learns that things are not as they seem and she is determined to uncover what is really going on at the University.

    tags: podcasts ya blueduke

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today's podcast 07/27/2014

  • Charbonneau, Joelle. THE TESTING New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2013 IL YA ISBN 0547959108 Sixteen year old Malencia Vale is looking forward to what lies ahead. She is hoping to be chosen for the Testing but no Five Lakes Colony student has been chosen in many years. The Testing is the only way to get into the University and work to revitalize the post-war world. He own father was chosen years ago but he doesn't remember much about what it was like. It seems that those who go through the Testing are given something to suppress their memories of what goes on. Against the odds, there are several students from Five Lakes that are chosen and Cia is one of them. Cia's father is not happy and he shares his vague memories with her in the hope that it will keep her safe. You see, the Testing is not anything like you will do to get into college. In addition to rigorous pencil and paper test, the children will have to survive the grueling physical tests. How many will survive?

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today's podcast 07/26/2014

  • Chapman, Elsie. DUALED New York : Random House, 2013 IL YA ISBN 0375970932 In this futuristic take on society, the inhabitants of the gated community have to become killers. Every child in the city has an alt -- a clone who is raised by another family in a different part of town. Sometime between the age of 10 and 20, every child is notified that it is time to kill or be killed. Only one of the alts will survive to become a citizen. Some of the wealthier families can hire strikers. These are paid assassins who will kill the alt. This is totally illegal but it still happens. West Grayer is 15 years old and the only one of her family left. She hires herself out as a striker to gain experience hoping that when her time comes, she will be the one who survives. When her time finally arrives, she begins to wonder if she is the one to survive, or should her alt be the one who deserves a life.

    tags: podcasts ya blueduke

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Today's podcast 07/25/2014

  • Busby, Cylin. BLINK ONCE West had it all. He was popular, had a great girlfriend and his whole life ahead of him. Until the accident. Now he is strapped in a hospital bed unable to move. He slips in and out of consciousness and is very confused about what is happening to him. His mom visits him everyday but his friends don't tend to come to see him much. They only person who really talks to him is Olivia. She is also a patient and is in the room next door. She is the one who explains to him what is going on. She sneaks into his room after hours and she talks for hours. Well, West can't talk. His is totally paralyzed. Olivia tells him to blink once for yes and twice for no. It's hard to carry on a conversation like this but there is something about Olivia that makes West just want to be with her. As the days turn into weeks, West finds himself falling in love with Olivia. Not much of romance when you can't move and your only way to talk to the girl is to blink. Can they make this work?

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya

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