Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Episode 422: Horeta and The Waka

Wyatt and Jacob are both year 6 in room 17 review a beautiful story "Horeta and The Waka" By Gordon Campbell, illustrated by Zak Waipara.

"Based on the true story of a Maori tribe's first meeting with Captain James Cook and his crew, as seen through the eyes of the boy Te Horeta."

Horeta is the first to see a very large waka (sailing ship) heading for their land. The 'Strange men' bring many new  pieces of equipment and a completely different variety of food, such as rifles,nails and beef jerky!

Check out this awesome podcast by Wyatt and Jacob, as they talk about this great book!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

KPE Episode 421: The Working Holiday

In this episode Cheyanne and Doris from room 17 review The Working Holiday by Dot Meharry.

Mitch,Emma and Jack are off to their grandparents farm for the holidays. Unfortunately it's not what they expected, they have to go to bed early and wake up even earlier everyday! Which is not what they want to be doing on their holidays. On the upside they wake up to a beautifully cooked breakfast. After a while they got use to the routine and started to enjoy themselves. 

Take a listen to this fabulous podcast on an awesome play, by Cheyanne and Doris

Monday, 25 June 2012

KPE Episode 420: The Twits

In this episode Gloria and Tyla-Marie are both year 6 from room 17 have been talking about "The Twits" by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake

In a big windowless house lives two awful characters Mr and Mrs Twit. Mr Twit has a hideous beard that he never brushes and Mrs Twit has a scary looking glass eye.
They are very cruel towards animals especially birds, luring them to make bird pie. 
They also enjoy harassing their pet monkeys, Muggle-wump and his family.
But when your as mean as Mr and Mrs Twit something will always come back to bite you...

The Twits is another great book written by Roald Dahl that Tyla and Gloria have done an excellent review on, take a listen!

Monday, 18 June 2012

KPE Episode 419: Going Bananas

In this episode Howard and Antonio from Room 17 review Going Bananas by Bill Nagelkerke.                                                                                    
Reuben isn't the biggest fan of his little brother Matt, in fact he finds him really annoying and feels that he ruins everything.
Their father suggests that they go to the mall to buy some bananas. Reuben's father is trusting him to look after his younger brother but as soon as he gets the chance, Reuben ditches Matt and tells him to get lost.
Matt suddenly goes missing in the mall and he is no where to be found!
Will Reuben find his little brother...

                                               Check out this awesome podcast that 
                                        Howard and Antonio have done on a great book.

Friday, 15 June 2012

KPE Episode 418: EJ12 In the dark

Ashleigh and Jarna are both in Year 8 at Pt England School and they are in Room 20.  They have been reading "EJ12 In the dark by Susannah McFarlane, which is one of the books from a great series.

Shine's Solar energy system has become under threat from an evil agency called Shadow.
 In order for Shadow to be stopped special agent EJ12 must overcome her fears and must decipher Shadows code otherwise they will turn out the lights on Shine's network, and the Shine network will come to an end... 
Take a listen to this awesome podcast, we know that you will thoroughly enjoy listening to Ashleigh & Jarna giving a great review on the novel.

Friday, 8 June 2012

KPE Episode 417: Red Pizzas for a Blue Count

Joshua and Matthew review "Red Pizzas for a Blue Count" by Geronimo Stilton....

Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!
When Trap got mouse-napped in Transratania, it was up to Thea and me to rescue him. Little did I know that Transratania is the land of vampire mice! Oh, would I ever make it back to my nice, safe mousehole alive?

We know that you will enjoy these Year 8 boys from Room 21 discussing this book.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

KPE Episode 416: Is there life after Television?

In this episode of KPE Awhina and Mele from Room 20 review "Is there life after Television" by Pamela Rushton. 

Joel and Tanya know Mum wouldn't really get rid of the television. Even though their school reports haven't been the best.
They only watch movies and the footy, and Disney, and Neighbours, and Heartbreak High, and Bananas in Pyjamas and, and, and.....

Take a listen to this podcast and tell us in the comments how YOUR parents feel about your television viewing.  You may have something in common with Joel and Tanya!