Saturday, 22 June 2013

KPE Episode 461 "The Horse and His Boy"

Makerita and Shoal continue sharing their reading journey on KPE with one of C. S. Lewis' great works, "The Horse and his Boy"

Friday, 21 June 2013

KPE Episode 460 "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw"

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Ashleigh has been reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw" which is the third book in the series by Jeff Kinney and Jasmine interviews her.

Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.

If you enjoy this book you may also like to check out another in the series which has been published on KPE

Thursday, 20 June 2013

KPE Episode 459: "Hollie Chips"

Vivienne has been reading "Hollie Chips" by Anna Gowan and Brooklyn interviews her.
These girls are Year 8 students from Room 21 at Pt England School.
An unusual thing about this book is that the author has a blog about the book!

We recommend that after you have listened to this podcast you check out the stuff the author has posted herself about it.

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When Hollie Chips and her mum move to Puriti Road, Hollie is baffled by the way her neighbours all keep to themselves. But Hollie is a remarkable little girl, and it isn't long before she has charmed her way into their
lives.

When she discovers that a dastardly businessman is trying to buy up their houses, to bulldoze them and build a dog food factory (which he has told them will be an orphanage!), the neighbours have to band together with Hollie and her mum to outwit him!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

KPE Episode 458: "Traitor"

Darius interviews Shoal about a book called "Traitor" by  Andy McNab and  Robert Rigby.
Boy Soldier is a series of novels written by Andy McNab with the cooperation of Robert Rigby. It tells the story of a boy named Danny Watts and his grandfather Fergus, apparently a rogue ex-SAS soldier.
Darius and Shoal are Year 8 students in Room 21 at Pt England School.


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Danny Watts' grandfather, Fergus, was a Deniable Operator in the SAS before he was betrayed, imprisoned, and falsely denounced as a traitor. Now Fergus has escaped, but the real traitor is determined to silence Fergus and Danny for good. Together Danny and Fergus are forced to go on the run in an against-the-odds battle for survival. As they try to clear Fergus' name, Danny learns all the military field craft, trade skills, and covert operations techniques that are second nature to his grandfather. When Fergus is recaptured, Danny must put those skills to the test and rescue Fergus before it's too late.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

KPE Episode 457: "Meet Me in Horrorwood"

Makayla and Ashlee review "Meet Me in Horrorwood (Creepella von Cacklefur #2)" by Geronimo Stilton
This series is very popular with kids at Pt England School.
Makayla is a Year 7 student in Room 21 and Ashlee, her classmate, interviews her.
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Gorgo, the monster in Cacklefur Castle's moat, is in love with the famous monster movie star Blobbina. When Creepella helps Gorgo write Blobbina a love letter, they discover that Blobbina has disappeared! Creepella heads to Horrorwood to search for the missing monster, but will she be able to find her?

Monday, 17 June 2013

KPE Episode 456: "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief"

Jasmine and Ashleigh are in Year 8 at Pt England School.  
Jasmine has read "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" by  Rick Riordan.

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Wikipedia tells us this about the story:
Percy Jackson is a twelve-year-old boy with dyslexia and ADHD, who has been expelled from every school he has ever attended. When his class takes a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, his pre-algebra teacher Mrs. Dodds transforms into a Fury and attacks him. Percy's Latin teacher Mr. Brunner throws Percy a magic sword named Anaklusmos or the English translation, Riptide, and sends Mrs. Dodds to Tartarus.
When Percy and his mother go to Montauk, his friend Grover Underwood comes to tell them to leave immediately. They drive away in a horrible storm, and a Minotaur takes Percy's mother in a blinding flash of light. In anger, Percy kills the Minotaur and takes one of its horns. He wakes up three days later, healed by nectar and ambrosia, at Camp Half-Blood. Grover reveals himself to be a satyr, and Mr. Brunner reveals himself to be Chiron the centaur. As nobody knows whose son Percy is, he is placed in the Hermes, the god of messengers, travelers, and thieves, cabin. After several water-related incidents, a trident mark appears above Percy's head, his father Poseidon claiming him.

We think you will enjoy the discussion these two girls have about the book.