Podcast

Book Power for Kids!

Book reviews as fun as the books they're about! Reviewed and acted out for you by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel Power.

Episodes

  • 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 que...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 Liste...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.podo...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...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/bookpower...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://b...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 podcas...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 ...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://ww...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 ...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!&rd...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 @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 purposes, http...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-Theme You 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 ...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   ...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...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/members For 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...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...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!