Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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The Amazing Life of Birds by Gary Paulsen (Booktalk)

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leach by Gary Paulsen

Duane is twelve years old. He has a zit right in the middle of his forehead. And he's not sure he'll survive puberty.

Audience: Grades 6-8

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Amazing_Life_of_Birds.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:54pm PDT

Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School and other Scary Things (Booktalk)

Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School and other Scary Things  by Lenore Look

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Alvin_Ho_Allergic_to_Girls_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:41pm PDT

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Booktalk)

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

If you're going to give Bad Kitty a bath, you better have a suit of armor, an ambulance, and lots and lots of bandages around. Why? Bad Kitty HATES to take a bath! Read this graphic novel to find out who succeeds in getting this bad cat into the bath!

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Bad_Kitty_Gets_a_Bath_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:31pm PDT

Puppy Power (Booktalk)

Puppy Power by Judy Cox

Boisterous third-grader Fran has trouble controlling herself, but learning how to train her gigantic Newfoundland puppy helps her gain enough self-control to win the part of princess in the class play. Includes instructions on puppy training.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Puppy_Power_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Nic Bishop Frogs

Nic Bishop Frogs

Nic Bishop's photographs show all different kinds of frogs, big ones, very tiny ones, frogs with beautiful colors of skin, and one frog you can see inside of.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Nic_Bishop_Frogs_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

The Home-Run King (booktalk)

The Home-Run King by Patricia McKissack

During the Depression in Nashville, Tennessee, two baseball-loving brothers host Josh Gibson, a star of the Negro Leagues, in their home, and are motivated to get their own team started as well.

Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Home_Run_King_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

Bed Bats and Beyond

Bed Bats and Beyond by Joan Holub

It's dawn and time for bats to go to bed, but Fang's brother Fink can't sleep. Soon the whole family tries different bedtime stories to lull Fink to sleep.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Beds_Bats_and_Beyond_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:55pm PDT

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_All_the_Lovely_Bad_Ones.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:39am PDT

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

Moxy Maxwell thinks of a better, faster way to complete her Christmas thank-you notes.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Moxy_Maxwell_Does_Not_Love_Writing.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:21am PDT

Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans

Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans

Nine short stories that present episodes of education gone crazy.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Math_Rashes_and_Other.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:09am PDT