Wednesday, 30 March 2011

KPE Episode 345: "The Sticky Witch"

Brooklyn and Chante from Room 17 have been reading "The Sticky Witch" by Hillary McKay.
This podcast includes a lively and expressive discussion of the book -and you will learn a few things about these girls along the way.

Tom, Ellie and Whiskers the cat have to stay with Aunt Tab, aka The Sticky Witch. That's bad. Everything in her house is sticky with treacle.The Sticky Witch has lots of rules but the most important one is: "stay away from my treacle pond". When Tom and Ellie investigate, what they find is beyond their wildest imaginings! 

You are in for a treat!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

KPE Episode 344 :"Go Girl! Sleepover"

Rita and Shoal present "Go Girl! Sleepover" by Rowan McAuley for their first podcast in their new class, Room 17

Olivia is having her first sleep over ever at her friends house. But she is being teased by her friend Ching Ching's brothers. Will Olivia be okay? Will her Mum have to come and get her before the sleepover? 

Saturday, 26 March 2011

KPE Episode 343: The Secret of Kiribu Tapu Lagoon

"The Secret of Kiribu Tapu Lagoon" by Tandi Jackson is podcast by Joshua and Erene.
This book has also been reviewed by Simone and Caprice.  You might like to check their review out as well.

Friday, 25 March 2011

KPE Episode 342: "Tree Hut Treaty"

Kobe and Logan are now in Room 17 and they have chosen the well known New Zealand book, "Tree Hut Treaty" by Wiremu Grace for their first podcast for 2011.

This book is based around the themes of the Treaty of Waitangi and explores the ideas of Partnership, Participation and Protection.  The story of kids in the same street learning to share a tree hut, and the treaty they sign to protect their rights, is quite similar to what happened in New Zealand way back when the European settlers and Maori leaders did a similar thing.