Multnomah County Library Podcasts (booktalks - kids and teens)

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Chicken Said, "Cluck!" (Booktalk

 

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Grant

Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLChickenBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:41pm PST

Being Teddy Roosevelt (Booktalk)

 

Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills

When he is assigned Teddy Roosevelt as his biography project in school, fourth-grader Riley finds himself inspired by Roosevelt's tenacity and perseverance and resolves to find a way to get what he most wants--a saxophone and music lessons. A 2010 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award nominee.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLTeddyRooseveltBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:57pm PST

One Boy (Booktalk)

 

One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words. Turn the page, peep through the window, and the word changes! This book was a 2009 Geisel Award Honor Book.

Target audience: Children

Direct download: 20091228_MCLOneBoyBTCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Hey Kids!  Listen to an interview with Amy Sachs of the Pixie Project, and learn all about adopting and taking care of cats and dogs.  Then check out these great books on cats and dogs, which you can find at the Multnomah County Library:

Shelter Dogs

The Bravest Cat

Everything cat : what kids really want to know about cats

Everything dog : what kids really want to know about dogs

How to talk to your cat

How to talk to your dog
Direct download: 20090917_MCL_Pets.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Claudette Colvin (Booktalk) In March 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a mostly white bus...months before Rosa Parks made the news for doing the same thing.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLClaudette_Colvin_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

Return to Sender (Booktalk) Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Return_to_Sender_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

Masterpiece (Booktalk) Masterpiece by Elise Broach. After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Masterpiece_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Booktalk) Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLMostly_True_Adven_of_HomerLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:44pm PST

 Book Crafts

Groan! Fall's here and it's back to school. But in your spare time, check out these books about book crafts: things involved with writing, making and publishing your own books. Books reviewed include:

Indie Publishing; How to Design and Produce your Own Book ed. by Ellen Lupton

In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids by Joe Rhatigan

Cool Calligraphy by Anders Hanson

Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist and Turn by Gwen Diehn

Direct download: 20090821_MCLbookcraftsCCRF.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

Reconstruct a Tee! T-shirt reconstruction is the new knitting!  Listen to some great book and online resources for turning your t-shirts into fabulous things to wear, including T-Shirt Makeovers, Generation T, Tease, and threadbanger.com. 
Direct download: 20090713_MCLReconstruct_a_Tee.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:09pm PST