Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

Audience: Kids and teens

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

The search for WondLa (Booktalk)

The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi.

Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.

Audience: kids and teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLSearchforWondLaLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkelman (Booktalk)

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkelman by Ben H. Winters

Spurred by a special project from her social studies teacher, seventh-grader Bethesda Fielding uncovers the secret identity of her music teacher, which leads to a most unusual concert performance and a tutoring assignment.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLSecretLife_MsFinkelmanLC2.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:38am PST

My Rotten Life by David Lubar (Booktalk)

My Rotten Life by David Lubar

Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, fifth-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula, Hurt-Be-Gone, and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

 

Direct download: 20110322_MCL_My_Rotten_Life.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:30am PST

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen (Booktalk)

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

Direct download: 20110322_MCL_My_Life_in_Dog_Years.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:05am PST

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy

The only boy in Superopolis with no superpower, Ordinary Boy discovers there are some talents even better than superpowers.


The Big One-Oh

Charley makes new friends, meets his neighbor, and scares his new friends.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Big_One-Oh.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

Allie Finkel's Rules for Girls

Allie Finkel tries to sabotage her family's planned move.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Allie_Finkels_Rules_for_Girls.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:26pm PST

Babymouse Burns Rubber

Babymouse enters the Downhill Derby with the help of her friend, Wilson.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Babymouse_Burns_Rubber.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:17pm PST

Clementine

No one appreciates one little girl's sincere help.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Clementine.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:43pm PST