Tuesday, 30 August 2011

KPE Ep 370: "The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: Reach for the Stars"

Rita and Vivienne from Room 17 bring us "The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: Reach for the Stars" by Anne Mazer.  

My performance in Peter Pan will be a "thing of beauty." It will be a "joy forever," because my family will never stop talking about it. Neither will Ms. Bunder. The tryouts are in only two weeks. I must prepare myself in every way. Once I get my part, I will rehearse without cease! But first I must decide which part I want. Captain Hook? Peter Pan? Wendy? Or any of the other roles?

You are about to be wonderfully entertained because after you have listened to their podcast you must check out the website for this book.  You will have hours of fun!  Let us know how you got on in the comments below.

Monday, 29 August 2011

KPE Ep 369 : "Goosebumps- Zapped in Space"

Gabriel and Waata from Room 17 bring us the 23rd Goosebumps book "Zapped in Space", by R.L. Stine.  You will enjoy their lively dialogue and the animations interspersed throughout the podcast.

It's a space jam-med with aliens!
Strap yourself into the console! You've just entered Madame Zapp's new Virtual Reality arcade. But once you take on these virtual worlds, forget about scoring. You'll be too busy trying to stay alive!
If you're a real space cadet, check out "Adrift Off Vega" where you end up in space, fighting super-smart - and super-deadly - Arcturian aliens. Or maybe you'd like to try an Arctic adventure in "Abominable Snow Woman." But remember to pack your parka - or you could end up a human popsicle...
The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

KPE Ep 368: "Nasty Stinky Sneakers"

Darius and Waata from Room 17 review
 "Nasty Stinky Sneakers" by Eve Bunting.

You will enjoy their banter and their fun graphics!

Colin has spent weeks perfecting his sneaker odor for the Stinkiest Sneakers in the World contest. If he wins, he'll get three brand-new pairs of Slam Dunkers sneakers: one for himself, one for his little sister, Amy, and one for his best pal, Webster.
But now, after weeks of working toward stinky perfection -- not washing his feet, wearing no socks, jogging to get his feet juicy, and even sleeping with his sneakers on -- the nasty, stinky sneakers are missing!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

KPE 367: "The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie"

Chante interviews Brooklyn about "The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie" by Kerry Greenwood.

As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, a danger has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War itself - an influenza pandemic.

Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor next door, finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of this devastating disease - and when it finally attacks her own family, how can Charlotte cope?

You will enjoy hearing about this fascinating novel, and you will find out some surprising things about our two podcasters as well.

What do you want to do when you grow up?

KPE 366: "What do you want for Dinner?"

Ahsin and Onosa'i from Room 17 publish this podcast for KPE.  They have chosen to review one of the stories in a School Journal.  You will learn all kinds of interesting things about New Zealand and how kiwis live as you listen to this.  Maybe you could share some of your own experiences in the comments!

KPE 365: " Friend in Paradise"

Crusader and Kingston review "A Friend in Paradise by Des Hunt.  This book  was a finalist in the 2003 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

When 12-year-old Robbie's father dies of cancer he starts to spin out of control, taking out his anger on his mother and sisters. At her wits' end, his mother arranges for him to spend the holidays with his Uncle Jim, on a farm near Opotiki where his father grew up. He decides the holiday might not be a dead loss after all when he visits a secret valley his father used to call Paradise, where he unexpectedly finds a new friend. But danger also lurks in Paradise, danger that entangles him in an awesome adventure that will take him all the way to the fiery volcano of White Island. Robbie must use his knowledge, wit, computer savvy and all his courage to save his new friend..and his own life.

Make sure you check out their cool animation in this podcast too.  Tell them what you think.