Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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Cosmic (Booktalk)

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

 12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCLCosmicLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491 by Charles C. Mann

Did you know a pyramid larger than the ones in Egypt was built in the Americas...near St. Louis?
And one of the world's greatest genetic feats of engineering was done by Native Americans...the invention of corn!

Relearn American history, and find out how the civilizations of the Americas were as sophisticated as those in Western Europe.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Before_Columbus_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Tumtum and Nutmeg; Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall

Tum Tum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn

Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg find adventure when they secretly try to help two human siblings who live in a tumbledown cottage with their absent-minded inventor father.

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Tumtum_and_Nutmeg_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Biblioburro

Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

What if your library came to you on the back of a burro?

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Biblioburro_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Countdown

Countdown by Debora Wiles

 

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems the whole country is living in fear...

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716__MCL_Countdown_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:18pm PST

Yellowstone Moran; Painting the American West

Yellowstone Moran;painting the American West  By Lita Judge

Tom Moran had never ridden a horse or slept under the stars before, but the paintings he created on his journey from city boy to seasoned explorer would lead to the founding of America's first national park.

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCLYellwstone_Moran_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:07pm PST

Bad news for outlaws: the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshall

Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vanda Micheaux Nelson

This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

Target audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCLBad_News_for_Outlaws_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye's summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motor home gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek.

Target Audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Small_Adv_of_Popeye_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Target Audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_OneCrazy_Summer_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

Stinky: A Toon Book (Booktalk)

 

Stinky: A Toon Book by Eleanor Davis

Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away. A 2009 Geisel Award honor book.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLStinkyBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:09pm PST