Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Today's podcast 02/26/2014

  • Scott, Elaine. BURIED ALIVE : HOW 33 MINERS SURVIVED 69 DAYS DEEP UNDER THE CHILEAN DESERT New York : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 IL 5-8, RL 6.0 ISBN 0547707789 Elaine Scott takes us to Chile to the San Jose copper mine where, on August 5, 2010, 33 miners were trapped 2000 feet underground. It doesn't take long for the men to discover that the safety features designed to save their lives are insufficient for the task. Quickly the men switch their thinking from escape to survival mode. They begin to ration the little food and water they can find and try to keep active, all the while hoping for a miracle. A miracle” that’s what it would take. A miracle is something wonderful that happens in spite of overwhelming odds.” Follow the miners through their epic journey and back. You will be amazed to learn of the global interest and involvement in problem solving that made this rescue a success. (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

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  • Nielson, Jennifer A. FALSE PRINCE New York : Scholastic, 2012 IL 5-8, RL 5.2 ISBN 0545284139 Was he or wasn’t he, the true Prince of Carthya? Had he been murdered by pirates or was he alive in an orphanage? Follow the treacherous trail filled with murder and mayhem through this imaginary kingdom and locate the real Prince Jaron. (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

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