Wednesday, 30 November 2011

KPE Episode 394: "Jason Prince"

Alexandria has been reading "Jason Prince" by Max Dann and Caroline interviews her for this podcast.
We find out about the life of a Prince in this "Aussie Bites" book and these girls really enjoy talking about it.

Jason Prince lives in an enormous mansion with twenty-seven servants and his own theme park. But he has only ever left his grounds once. Now he meets Grace, and she sets out to show him how the other half lives!

KPE Episode 393: "Big Fish, Little Fish"

"Big Fish, Little Fish" by Melanie Drewery is the latest book to be podcast by Kobe and Logan.

All New Zealanders are familiar with the sea because our country is surrounded by water.  And lots of us have great fishing memories and stories.
Check out this podcast and tell us what you think of the fishing story at the centre of this book...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

KPE Episode 392: "The BFG"

"The BFG" by Roald Dahl needs no introduction and you will enjoy participating in Chante and Brooklyn's review of this well loved book.
For listeners who have missed out on this story, here is an introduction:

This story is about a little girl named Sophie. One night, when Sophie cannot fall asleep she sees a giant blowing something into the bedroom windows down the street. What could it be? The giant notices her, reaches through the window, and carries her to his home in Giant Country. Once there, he tells her that he is the world's only benevolent giant, the Big Friendly Giant or BFG, who operating in the strictest secrecy, collects good dreams that he later distributes to children.

Listen to their podcast and tell us which part of the BFG is YOUR favourite....

KPE Episode 391: "The Wednesday Wizard"

 "The Wednesday Wizard" by Sherryl Jordan is presented by Darius and Marvin from Room 17. This is a medieval wizard / time travel  story. They have a really interesting  and wide ranging discussion in this podcast and we are confident you will enjoy it.

Check it out and tell us what you think...

When apprentice wizard Denzil miscasts a spell, he finds himself transported from his medieval village to the twentieth century. After much mischief and mayhem, he manages to return to his own time and place.

Monday, 28 November 2011

KPE Episode 390: " The Icecream Cowboys"

Kobe and Logan discuss "The Ice-cream Cowboys" by Adrian Boote in this latest podcast.

George Dobbs is a worrier who even worries about worrying! When the Ice Cream Cowboys promise that their ice cream can make him fearless he's not so sure, but, unfortunately the ice cream falls into the wrong hands and now he really needs to worry. 

This book is a sequel to "The Lemonade Genie", so you might like to read that next!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

KPE Episode 389: "Josh and the Tooth Fairy"

Caroline and Alexandria from Room 17 share a story from a School Journal called "Josh and the Tooth Fairy"

Has the tooth fairy ever visited you?  Maybe you could share your experiences with us in the comments below.

School Journal Part 1, Number 1 2009

Monday, 14 November 2011

KPE Episode 388: "Tongue-Tied"

Crusader from Room 17 has been reading "Tongue Tied" by Paul Jennings and Darius interviews him about it.  
"Tongue Tied" is one of 8 stories in an anthology and it may surprise you to hear these boys enjoyed it!  
Sure it takes place behind a toilet!!! BUT it has romance, kissing and a creepy scene with a fish!  We think you need to check this out....

Have you ever
* Swallowed a live fish
* Seen bugs in hailstones
* Had luminous teeth
* Used a smell-detector
* Been a ghost

No? Then read about kids who have – eight twisted tales to leave you tongue-tied.
By the master of madness – The one and only Paul Jennings

KPE Episode 387: "Goodbye Toss"

Vivienne has read "Goodbye Toss" by Diane Noonan and Ashleigh is her DJ for this podcast.
'Super Ace' is the name Toss and Al give to the cool new go cart they are making for the annual derby which has the whole school agog with rumour..... 
This book has a lot to offer Pt England kids because we are really into the soap box derby - as anyone who visits our school knows.  Our shiny red go cart sits in the foyer and every year we bring it out to race in the Auckland champs.
Anyway, listen to this podcast and hear about some other kids who love their derby racing....

Sunday, 13 November 2011

KPE Episode 386: "Singenpoo Strikes Again"

Marvin has been reading "Singenpoo Strikes Again" by Paul Jennings and Darius interviews him.
Cats are dumb. They can't read. At least that's what Major Mac thinks. But Scott knows that Singen Poo is a special kind of cat, and if he can prove it, they'll beat that bulldog Mungo the Marvellous and mean Major Mac. Scott knows that his cat, Singenpoo can read. But will he be able to prove it? The competition is on... The hilarious sequel to The Paw Thing.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

KPE Episode 385: "Agnes the Sheep"

This hilarious yarn about Agnes, a sheep with a very bad temper, follows the efforts of a couple who try to save her from the slaughterhouse.  

William Taylor has written another kiwi tale about Belinda and Joe, two feuding classmates, who become unlikely allies when they are named caretakers of a sheep. Not just any sheep, but a hulking, obstinate sheep named Agnes. It all begins when they are assigned to visit a local "pioneer." Bored at first with the assignment, they soon find that the life of Mrs. Carpenter was anything but ordinary.

You will enjoy Vivienne and Ashleigh's discussion of this book, but if you get confused about where the 'Angus' references come from, you have to say....."Only in G.I."!