Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

This is a story in which a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping. After being squished, he finds that being flat has its advantages.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Flat_Stanley.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:57am PST

Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston


Any Small Goodness: a Novel of the Barrio
 by Tony Johnston

Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian and even starting their own gang.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Any_Small_Goodness.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:44am PST

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Julian joins a secret society devoted to the love of science and the creation of super-cool, technologically advanced inventions.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Secret_Science_Alliance.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:29am PST

Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell

Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell

Sahara doesn't do any homework or any classwork after her father leaves and consequently, she must repeat the fifth grade.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Sahara_Special.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:21am PST

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka

Lunch Lady serves up French fries and justice.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Lunch_Lady__the_Cyborg_Substitute.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:15pm PST

Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? by Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? by Louis Sachar

If you really could kiss your elbow, would your gender change?

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Marvin_Redpost_Is_He_a_Girl.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:06pm PST

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum

An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Denied_Detained_Deported_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:16pm PST

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Learn how four friends invented the sit-in; a form of non-violent protest that helped end segregation in the American South.

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Sit_In_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Leviathan (booktalk)

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Leviathan_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery

A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Saving_the_Ghost_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:27pm PST