Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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Bink and Gollie (Booktalk)

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220__MCL_Bink_and_Golly_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

I Spy Fly Guy (Booktalk)

I Spy Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

While playing hide-and-seek with Buzz, Fly Guy is taken away by a garbage man.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Fly_Guy_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:06pm PST

We Are in a Book (Booktalk)

We Are in a Book by Mo Willems

Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

2010 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_We_Are_in_a_Bk_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:41pm PST

How Oliver Olson Changed the World (Booktalk)

How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_How_Oliver_Olson_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:22pm PST

Flight of the Phoenix; Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist Book One (Booktalk)

Flight of the Phoenix; Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist Book One By R.L.LaEvers

In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Nathaniel_Flood_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:13pm PST

Judy Moody and Stink; The Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt (Booktalk)

Judy Moody and Stink; The Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald

During a weekend trip to Ocracoke Island, siblings Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game, in which various clues lead them to silver coins, or "pieces of eight," hidden across the island.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_Judy_Moody_Pirates_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Magical Ms. Plum (Booktalk)

Magical Ms. Plum by Bonnie Becker

The students in Ms. Plum's third grade class soon learn that there is something very special about their teacher and her classroom's mysterious supply closet.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLMag_Ms_Plum_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:51am PST

Calvin Coconut; Trouble Magnet (Booktalk)

Calvin Coconut; Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury

Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 2011220_MCL_Calvin_Coconut_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:40am PST

Nubs; The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle (Booktalk)

Nubs; The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle  by Brian Dennis

The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in Iraq, and, when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through the desert winter to rejoin his friend.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Nubs_Mutt_Marine_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Zora and Me (Booktalk)

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R.Simon

A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

Audience: Kids and teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLZoraMeCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:23pm PST