Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today's podcast 07/22/2014

  • Barnhill, Kelly Regen. ANIMALS WITH NO EYES : CAVE ADAPTATION New York : Capstone, 2008 IL 3-6, RL 6.2 ISBN 1429612622 Imagine yourself in a dark room. It is so dark that you can't even see your hand in front of your face. You don't know where the doors are. You cannot find food or water. Do you think you could survive? Odds are, you can't. But there are creatures that live in the complete blackness of caves and survive quite well. They have no need for eyes. They don't even have any color. Learn about these amazing creatures.

    tags: podcasts elementary

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Today's podcast 07/21/2014

  • Armistead, Cal. BEING HENRY DAVID New York : Albert Whitman, 2013 IL YA ISBN 080750615X He wakes up in Penn Station not knowing who he is or how he got there. All he knows is that he is carrying a copy of Thoreau's Walden. He decides that he can't tell anyone that he is lost. After all, he doesn't know what is going on. When asked his name, he looks at the book and adopts the name Henry David. Now he is running from drug dealers and the police. The only place he thinks he may be safe is Walden Pond in Massachusetts. So off he goes to try to discover who he is and why he is alone in a strange city.

    tags: podcasts ya

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Today's podcast 07/19/2014

  • Zhang, Kat. WHAT'S LEFT OF ME New York : Harper, 2012 IL YA ISBN 0062114875 In a world where everyone is born with two souls, Addie and Eva are different. As a child grows, the dominant soul takes over and the weaker soul fades away into nothing. Despite being weaker, Eva is still hanging on. While she can no longer move or communicate with anyone but Addie, she's still alive. But in America, keeping both souls, being a hybrid is illegal. When the girls find a possible way to let Eva reemerge, they risk imprisonment or worse. But to speak, move, smile again, Eva is willing to do whatever it takes... (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts bluedue ya isinglass

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Today's podcast 07/18/2014

  • Everything is ending for Red O'Sullivan. His brother is dead, his town is dying, and his class will be the last to graduate from their school before it's closed down. The only thing that keeps him and the remaining residents going is the high school football team, the Muckers. They haven't won state since Red's brother was quarterback and with more people leaving and fewer resources available, it would take a miracle to repeat that title. But the entire town is counting on them, and the Muckers won't go down without a fight. (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts blueduke isinglass ya

  • Breakups can be messy. That's why Quentin's break-up service is so popular. For a small fee, Quentin will inform your significant other that they are now an "ex". For a little more, he'll even soften the blow with flowers or chocolates. Quentin is doing well (despite the occasional violent responses to his messages) and happy to help his mother, who seems like she could use the money. But when his best friend is the next on his list of soon-to-be exes, Quentin realizes there's more to his heartbreak business than he thought. (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya isinglass

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Today's podcast 07/06/2014

  • The KDH virus is fatal to all, but the young and strong can come back as Reboots -- strong, deadly and not quite human. Wren 178 was dead for a record 178 minutes making her the strongest of the Reboots and giving her first pick of the new Reboots she trains. Something draws her to Callum 22, despite his near-human nature. But when his kindness results in an execution order for him, will Wren risk it all to save him? (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts blueduke isinglass ya

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Today's podcast 06/20/2014

  • Shulman, Polly. THE GRIMM LEGACY New York : Putnam's , IL 5-8, RL 4.0 ISBN 0399250964 Elizabeth has the best after school job EVER. Failing to connect at school or with her new step-family, Elizabeth finds her place as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository -- a library for rare and historical items. There she discovers the Grimm Collection, a secret room full of fairy tale items -- including the talking mirror from Snow White. When the items (and fellow pages) start disappearing, Elizabeth must find out who's behind it, before she becomes a suspect -- or a victim. (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya isinglass

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today's podcast 06/18/2014

  • As war builds among their three kingdoms, four youths find themsleves on intertwining and unexpected paths. Magic is long gone from the land, but a prophecy tells of a powerful sorceress and legend tells of an ancient ring that can control the supernatural Kindred. When the princesses of rival kingdoms bring both tales to pass, they, along with a prince and the son of a slain merchant find their lives torn apart, and their fates unclear. Only one thing is certain -- kingdoms will fall. (Isinglass Teen Award Committee, 2015)

    tags: podcasts blueduke ya isinglass

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