Saturday, 25 December 2010

KPE Episode 336: "Ollie's Bubble Bother"

"Ollie's Bubble Bother" by Julie Mitchell is podcast by Senolita and Mary from Room 15. This zany story tells what happens when a boy called Ollie eats soap.  We don't recommend eating soap!


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Monday, 20 December 2010

KPE Episode 335: Big Fish Little Fish

Unaloto and Kobe podcast "Big Fish Little Fish" by  Melanie Drewery.
Jeremy wants to win the local fishing competition. He has his heart set on the first prize of a spinning sure-catch reel and a snap-resistant rod. He has plans to go out on his friend's dad's speed boat, but then his grandad offers to take him out in his old rowboat - and his mum accepts on his behalf!

The author's message is that it's not the size of the fish, it is the reason for catching the fish that counts. A section at the back of the book has information on fishing and the whaling industry in New Zealand.

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Friday, 3 December 2010

KPE Episode 334: "The Witches"

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This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch. Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
Check out what Kade and Matthew R from Room 17 have to say about this famous book.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

KPE Episode 333: "Trapped"

A short, action story about teenagers whose boat overturns trapping one of them underneath. The illustrations on every page are realistic rather than cartoony.
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Dante and Lola from Room 15 are our hosts for this podcast from KPE.  Have a listen and tell them what you think!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

KPE Episode 332: "River Crossing"

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Josh is 12-yrs-old and his summer holidays are about to change. His best friend Steve has been killed in an accident and Josh now has to spend the summer on his aunt and uncle's farm, much to the disgust of his cousin Brian. But when Brian falls over a bank, it is up to Josh to save him...

You will enjoy listening to Joe and Kobe discuss this book.  Let them know what you think....

KPE Episode 331: "The Princess Test"

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In this humorous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," Lorelei must pass many difficult tests in order to prove that she is a true princess and win the hand of Prince Nicholas.  Mubasshira and Jarna from Room 17 do a great job of bringing this book to life through their podcast....