Friday, April 24, 2015

Today's podcast 04/24/2015

  • Mellom, Robin. THE CLASSROOM : STUDENT COUNCIL SMACKDOWN! New York : Hyperion, 2013 IL 3-6, RL 4.9 ISBN 1423150643 Things may get ugly this year at Westside Middle School. Libby Gardner and Cindy Applegate have been best friends and nothing can come between them, right? Well, the position of class president may mean the end of the friendship. They have flip-flopped the office for the past few years -- Cindy in fourth and sixth grades and Libby in fifth. But they are both determined to win the seventh grade election no matter what it takes. When Trevor is forced into the race, he wants to find a way to help Libby win. When Libby hires Molly Decker as her campaign manager, things change. Now Trevor is determined to win. And things are getting ugly. All the while, a film crew is on hand to document it all.

    tags: podcasts elementary blueduke

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today's podcast 04/23/2015

  • Martin, Ann M. RAIN REIGN New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014 IL 3-6, RL 3.5 ISBN 0312643004 Rose is a young girl living with Asperger's syndrome. She tries to remember the rules and live by them but others seem to be breaking the rules all the time. Rose gets upset when she sees drivers breaking rules. She's even gotten kicked off the school bus for her obsession with rules of the road. Another obsession she has is with homonyms -- words that sound the same but are not spelled the same. Her classmates and even her teachers get a bit tired of her obsessions but try to work with her. When her father brings home a stray dog, Rose is very excited. She names the dog Rain since she was found in the rain and the two become very close. When Rain follows Rose to school, the other kids fall in love also and now Rose has something to share with the other kids. But when a major hurricane hits their small town things are changed forever.

    tags: podcasts blueduke elementary

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today's podcast 04/22/2015

  • Jennings, Ken. THE HUMAN BODY : JUNIOR GENIUS GUIDES New York : Little Simon, 2015 IL 3-6, RL 7.0 ISBN 1481401742 Did you know that the part of your back that you can't scratch is called acnestis? Or an adult's skin weighs six pounds or more? Or that humans are the only primates whose eyes have sclera -- the whites of your eye? This book is full of lots of useful information about the human body. But it is also chock full of unusual facts. Written by Ken Jennings, you know it has a lot trivia in it. Jennings is the all time highest money winner on the game show Jeopardy. Pick up this book and open to any page. You are sure to learn some interesting new information that will amaze you.

    tags: podcasts elementary blueduke

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today's podcast 04/21/2015

  • Gantos, Jack. THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2014 IL 5-8, RL 5.1 ISBN 0374300836 Homeschooling didn't go so well for Joey Pigza so the decision has been made for him to return to public school. He is back living in the same house but now Dad is no longer around and Mom is having difficulty coping with life. The only good thing is Carter Junior. He is perfect. Joey isn't sure about going back to school. But the first day is starting out OK. Joey is trying to be positive. Then the phone call comes. Joey's mother needs Joey to come home right away to take care of the baby. She is losing it and needs to check herself in to the hospital. She needs Joey to be the man of the house . Joey really tries. He is determined to make things better for his mother. His mother makes Joey promise not to let his father take the baby. And then his angry friend Olivia shows up because she has run away from "blind school" and is hiding out at his house. Through all the craziness that swirls around him, Joey is trying to remain positive and be the normal one in the group.

    tags: podcasts blueduke

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's podcast 04/20/2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Today's podcast 04/19/2015

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Today's podcast 04/18/2015

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