Introducing: Kids Listen University 🎓

Podcast

Book Power for Kids!

Book reviews as fun as the books they're about!Check out our new website at https://bookpowerforkids.com/Reviewed and acted out for you by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel Power.

Episodes

  • Episode 26: Episode 026 - Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

    May 20 2021

    Tristan Strong didn’t think his life could get any worse. He was wrong.When Tristan rips a hole into a land of myths and legends, on the trail of a thieving baby doll no less, he has to find the trickster god Anansi and fix the damage he caused. But it’s never simple to catch a trickster… Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia reviewed by this giant turtle-faced thistle head, age 13. Leela’s podcast is the amazing Newsy Jacuzzi! Learn all about it and listen every week here: ht...more

  • Episode S13 - Sherlock Holmes:The Red Headed League - April Fools 2021

    Mar 31 2021

    Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League #AprilFools 2021reviewed by Lani, age 12, Chaska, age 13 and Mirabel, age 8Welcome to another April Fools episode of Book Power for Vets! Wait what?Chaska, Lani and Mirabel team up to review a classic mystery, but everything is not as it seems.Can the Power kids solve the mystery of who re-wrote the script?Mad love to our MadLibs contributors:Megan, Jay, Vance, Otis, Clyde, Becky, Chloe, Wyatt, Angela and Eleanor from St. Louis, MissouriEmerson, Griff and...more

  • Episode 025 - The Doldrums

    Feb 20 2021

    When Archer’s famous grandparents float away on an iceberg, he’s left with nobody to talk to but the stuffed animals in his house. Now it’s up to Archer and his friends to go on an adventure and find his grandma and grandpa!The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon reviewed by Mirabel, age 8. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitt...more

  • Episode 024 - Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

    Oct 12 2020

    Hippo attacks rarely end well, but for Jason being swallowed by one is a doorway to a new land! Now, rather than being digested, he’s meeting strange new creatures and living his best fantasy life.Beyonders: A World Without Heroes, by Brandon Mull, reviewed by Chaska, age 12/13. Check out Miss Lynn’s podcast, The Good Words Podcast at https://misslynn.com/good-words-podcast. We also encourage you to try Newsy Jacuzzi at https://www.newsyjacuzzi.com/. It’s so much fun! For questions or to suggest...more

  • Season 5 update!

    Sep 01 2020

    We're back!Chaska is coming soon with Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull.Lani is working on Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.Mirabel has been itching to review The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon.And we're considering trying to rush out Nick of Time by Ted Bell in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day.Head over to https://bookpowerforkids.com/ for the latest episodes!

  • Episode S11 - An Undone Fairy Tale - April Fools 2020

    Apr 01 2020

    A brave knight rescues a fair princess from.. wait, stop reading so fast. I can’t write that quickly!!!An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler reviewed by (Chaska, Leilani, and Mirabel, ages 12, 11, and 7). For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children...more

  • Episode S10 - 50 Women in Science #womenshistorymonth

    Mar 06 2020

    Who discovered the first Ichthyosaur? Who invented the technology we use everyday in cell phones? Who calculated the launch window for the first American to orbit the Earth? If you're picturing a man, think again!  Leilani, age 11 and Mirabel, age 7 review Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky. The other members of our Womens History celebration are: Be Calm on Ahway Island, Girl Tales, Good Words Podcast, The Past and the Curious, This Week in the Multiverse, and Timestorm. Check out their awes...more

  • Episode 023 - Aru Shah and the End of Time

    Feb 11 2020

    Reincarnated heros, evil entities and really annoying classmates… What’s a girl in Spider-Man pajamas to do? Aru Shah and the End of Time  by Roshani Chokshi reviewed by Leilani Power, age 11. Check out Evan and Vanessa’s podcast: Eat Your Spanish at https://www.eatyourspanishpodcast.com/ For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and...more

  • Episode 022 - Dinosaurs Before Dark

    Nov 08 2019

    When a magical treehouse transports siblings Jack and Annie to the time of the dinosaurs, they need to work together to solve the mystery of how to get back!Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, reviewed by Mirabel (age 7).(This is the first book in the awesome Magic Treehouse series.) For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ ...more

  • Episode 021 - The Book of Three

    Oct 13 2019

    An assistant pigkeeper, a chatty princess, a cowardly creature and a bard who can’t help but stretch the truth are humanity’s best hope against the evil Horned King!The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander reviewed by Chaska, age 12. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen....more

  • Episode S9 - Season Four update

    Sep 13 2019

    Hello! We hope everyone had a fantastic summer! We are getting geared up for Season 4 and wanted to share what we have in store. Enjoy!

  • Episode S8 - Corduroy (from the roadtrip sampler)

    May 31 2019

    Corduroy by Don Freeman reviewed by Mirabel, age 6. The entire original sampler is at: https://bookpowerforkids.com/portfolio/kids-listen-summer-sampler/To hear more from the other awesome podcasts that were featured go to:https://app.kidslisten.org/ or you can check out their websites!http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/http://storyspectacular.com/http://www.noodleloafshow.com/http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com/https://www.ahwayisland.com/http://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.com/http...more

  • Episode 020 - Baker's Magic

    May 06 2019

    Bee felt like she had found her calling in the bakery, getting to plunge her hands into butter, flour and sugar every day! But when she realizes that her friend is in danger, she plans a daring escape and an exciting adventure on the open seas! Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler, reviewed by Leilani Power (age 10). For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/...more

  • Episode S7 - Fjällbo

    Mar 31 2019

    Blobby pictures, a cast of bizarrely shaped screws and a book that makes as much sense read backwards as forwards? The Power kids may be facing their biggest challenge ever as they take a break from respectable literature and review the Fjällbo instruction manual from Ikea!Fjällbo instruction manual reviewed by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit u...more

  • Episode 019 - Another Fine Myth

    Mar 18 2019

    Skeeve thought life was going to be simple. Learn some magik, steal some gold, make a living. But when he meets the demon Aahz, and his master is assassinated by Imps, things get complicated…Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin reviewed by Chaska, (age 11). Check out ComposerDad vs Bible at: https://www.composerdad.com For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.com, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.faceboo...more

  • Episode 018 - Princess Academy: Palace of Stone

    Feb 12 2019

    Miri has successfully completed the princess academy, but with two boys vying for her attention, and unrest on the rise in the capital, Miri’s troubles are just beginning! Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale reviewed by Leilani Power (age 10). For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is https://bookpowerforkids.com, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are p...more

  • Episode 017 - The Whispering Skull (Lockwood and Co book 2)

    Oct 22 2018

    Lucy Carlyle is a certified ghost hunter who can take down a specter with a steel nerve and a silver rapier. But an evil talking skull in a jar with a smart-aleck sense of humor might be too much even for her! Chaska, age 11, reviews The Whispering Skull: Book 2 of Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud. To see all of the Halloween Sweeps episodes got to: https://medium.com/@brennenpower/trick-or-treats-for-your-ears-kidslistensweeps-podghasts-7d5e78784361 For questions or to suggest a book for...more

  • Episode 016 - The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

    Oct 04 2018

    Hi, we’re the podcasters! Could you do us a favor? Don’t let the Pigeon do the podcast! The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems reviewed by Mirabel, age 6 (and the Pigeon). For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit ht...more

  • Season 3 Update

    Sep 11 2018

    Where have we been all summer! (you may well ask) Well... We were on vacation and being lazy, but we're back! Here's a quick update on our summer and what you can expect from Season 3. Oh, and watch the chair... that leg doesn't look too strong...

  • Episode 015 - The Castle of Adventure

    May 29 2018

    A group of friends, an abandoned castle, a talkative parrot and a spooky mystery! Leilani reviews the classic summer vacation story “The Castle of Adventure” by Enid Blyton.  Check out all of the #kidslistensummer Sweeps episodes at: https://medium.com/kidslisten/schools-almost-out-for-summer-kidlistensummer-675714d0af93 For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: http...more

  • Episode 014 - Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven

    May 16 2018

    Elves, dwarves, wizards and… robots??? Get ready for an unconventional fantasy as Chaska (age 10) reviews Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven by K. M. Doherty.For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com .Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kidsWe are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www....more

  • Episode S5 - Cook Power for Kids!

    Apr 01 2018

    Power Pancakes made by the Power kids and father, ages 39, 10, 9, and 5. A direct link to the recipe is here: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/photos/a.1804115593138903.1073741828.1784593921757737/2019099924973801 If you want to eat any of the recipes we’ve made email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com, or come over to our house around 6 o’clock! Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpowe...more

  • Episode S4 - Cat and Mouse - #allkindsoflove

    Feb 14 2018

    Cat and Mouse are best friends, they do everything together! But when Cat gets a new cookbook she realizes that Mouse could be the most delicious meal in the world!Will love triumph over hunger?Mirabel, age 5, reviews Cat & Mouse - A Delicious Tale by Jiwon Oh.Check out the other great #allkindsoflove episodes at http://app.kidslisten.org/playlists! For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.co...more

  • Episode 13 - Hilo: The Great Big Boom

    Feb 05 2018

    Who flies, has energy beams and ice breath?It’s Hilo, the boy who crashed to Earth!Leilani, age 9, reviews Hilo: The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/me...more

  • Episode S3 - Happy Hallo-wiener!

    Oct 30 2017

    The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey reviewed by Mirabel, age 5. Check out all of the other great Halloween fun from kids listen here: https://medium.com/@goodstuffpod/spooky-for-kids-e1543b0eb82b For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids All of our music was created using Music Maker Jam for non-commer...more

  • Episode 012 - Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

    Oct 22 2017

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn reviewed by Chaska, age 10,and acted out by the Power Family with help from Eric Appleyard. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/members All ...more

  • Episode 011 - The Search for WondLa

    Sep 27 2017

    The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi, reviewed by Leilani age 8. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids You can find Olga and Eva’s Dream Big podcast here: http://dreambigpodcast.com/ or on the Kids Listen App here: https://app.kidslisten.org/We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more qu...more

  • Season 2 update

    Sep 06 2017

    School's back and so are we! Just a quick update to let you know that we're hard at work on new episodes. You'll be hearing from us soon!The Power family

  • Episode 010 - Treasure Hunters - Danger Down the Nile

    Jul 04 2017

    Treasure Hunters - Danger Down the Nile by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein and illustrated by Juliana Neufeld, reviewed by Leilani and Chaska ages 8 and 9. In their second adventure, the Kidds take a road trip to search for the legendary mines of King Solomon. Chaska and Lani have a fabulous time screaming at each other while acting out a famous Bick and Beck Kidd “Twin Tirade”. This podcast is part of a Kids Listen Sweep with the theme “Hit the Road!”. Find out more and check out the othe...more

  • Episode 009 - Fablehaven

    May 29 2017

    Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, reviewed by Chaska age 9.For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com .Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kidsWe are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/membersAll of our music was created using Music Maker Jam for non-commercial purposes, http://www.j...more

  • Episode 008 - The Fourteenth Goldfish

    Apr 12 2017

    The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm reviewed by Chaska, age 9. Here’s an article about our Kids Listen Sweep.http://www.kidslisten.org/single-post/Kids-Listen-Sweep-Many-Podcasts-One-ThemeYou should check out all of the other podcasts, they’re a hoot!

  • Episode S1 - April Fool's!

    Apr 01 2017

    Webster’s Thesaurus (dictionary format) by Webster...? reviewed by The Power kids. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/members All of our music was created using Music Maker Jam for non-...more

  • Episode 007 - The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

    Mar 27 2017

    The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale reviewed by Mirabel, age 4. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/members All of our music was created using ...more

  • Episode 006 - Third Grade Mermaid

    Mar 11 2017

    Third Grade Mermaid by Peter Raymundo reviewed by Leilani, age 8. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/ and Twitter @bookpower4kids We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/members All of our music was created using Music Maker Jam for non-commercial purpos...more

  • Episode 005 - The Amulet of Samarkand

    Feb 25 2017

    The Bartimaeus Trilogy book one, The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud reviewed by Chaska.Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or come visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/.We are proud members of Kids Listen. For more quality children's podcasts visit http://www.kidslisten.org/membersFor questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com, and we're on Twitter @bookpower4kids .All of our music was created usi...more

  • Episode 004 - The Witches

    Feb 02 2017

    The Classic book from Roald Dahl reviewed by Leilani.Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or come visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com, and we're on Twitter @bookpower4kids . Special Thanks today to Rose Dumais for being the voice for the Grandmother! Credit to Mike Koenig for the Fire sound effects and Mark DiAngelo for the Wind sound effect. Thanks for lis...more

  • Episode 003 - The Throne of Fire

    Nov 23 2016

    Chaska reviews The Throne of Fire, book number 2 of The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordin.Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or come visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 002 - Igraine the Brave

    Oct 18 2016

    Lani reviews Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke. Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or come visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 001 - The Viper's Nest

    Aug 06 2016

    Chaska reviews The Viper's Nest, book 7 of the 39 Clues series by Peter Lerangis.Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podomatic.com/, or come visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bookpowerforkids/. For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com . Thanks for listening!