Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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Joe and Sparky, Superstars! (booktalk)

Joe and Sparky, Superstars! by Jamie Michalak

When Joe the giraffe and his friend Sparky, a turtle, see a television talent show, Joe tries to find Sparky's talent so that they can compete.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLJoeandSparkyGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:47pm PST

The Big Book of Spy Stuff (booktalk)

The Big Book of Spy Stuff by Bart King

The secret to success? Know all the secrets! Learn how to escape tricycle-riding assassins. Find out why you can trust women more than men. Discover how squirrels can deliver top-secret messages. Learn the keys to tricking enemy agents. Create a disguise that renders you invisible in a crowd of two.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLBigBookofSpyStuffCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:39pm PST

The Unforgettable Season (booktalk)

The Unforgettable Season: the Story of Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-setting Summer of '41 by Phil Bildner

Tells the story of baseball greatest heroes Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and how during the summer of 1941 they each set records that still stand.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLTheUnforgettableSeasonKH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:38pm PST

Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army (booktalk)

Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army by Josh Lewis

When school bully Dirk Hamstone pushes him to the dark side, Dr. Myron Ned-Grant develops an army of evil eggplants bent on world domination and it falls to Fern Goldberg's alter ego to save the world.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLChickenNuggetGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Amelia Lost (booktalk)

Amelia Lost: the Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life--as a child, a woman, and a pilot--and describes the search for her missing plane.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLAmeliaLostJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Little Pink Pup (booktalk)

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLLittlePinkPupGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat (booktalk)

I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat by Carolyn Beccia

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLIFeelBetterWithaFrogInMyThroatJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:09pm PST

Orangutans are Ticklish (booktalk)

Orangutans are Ticklish by Steve Grubman

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLOrangatansAreTicklishJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:06pm PST

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLCrowfieldCurseCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

Clink (booktalk)

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio

While newer, fancier robots are quickly purchased, Clink, an old-fashioned robot who can only make toast and music, gathers dust and feels downhearted until a young boy enters the shop looking for something special.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLClinkGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:11pm PST