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Avalon Elementary Radio Book Reviews

Submitted by on March 12, 2005 – 4:06 pm

Book-Pile_1In February and March 2005, Avalon Elementary School in the Northgate School District created Radio Book Reviews as part of a unique pilot project in which 18 students wrote personal book reviews, prepared them for broadcast, and voiced their opinions using professional recording equipment from the studios of SLB Radio Productions. The reviews were released March 12, 2005 at the Northgate Arts Odyssey, a district-wide celebration of the arts.

Our thanks to Dr. Dick Stuempges (Principal, Avalon Elementary School) and the Dominion Foundation as well as the teachers, students and parents who supported this project.


 Third Grade

Download Audio FileKurt – “Which Way Freedom?” by Joyce Hanson [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/kurt.mp3]

Download Audio FileLilly – “Superfudge” by Judy Blume [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/lilly.mp3]

Download Audio FileMadison – “Martians Don’t Take Temperatures” by Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/madison.mp3]

Download Audio FileMelissa – “You Can’t Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown” by Paula Danziger [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/melissa.mp3]

Download Audio FileSam – “Farewell, My Lunchbag” by Bruce Hale  [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/sam.mp3]


Fourth Grade

Download Audio FileHayley – “Kirsten Saves the Day” by Janet Shaw [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/hayley.mp3]

Download Audio FileKelsey – “Nellie’s Promise” by Valerie Tripp [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/kelsey.mp3]

Download Audio FilePeggy – “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/peggy.mp3]

Download Audio FileRachel – “The Good, The Bad and the Goofy” by Jon Scieszka [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/rachel.mp3]

Download Audio FileZana – “The Carnivorous Carnival” by Lemony Snicket [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/zana.mp3]


Fifth Grade

Download Audio FileAlex – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/alex.mp3]

Download Audio FileGermine – “The Two Princesses of Bamarre” by Gail Carson Levine [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/germine.mp3]

Download Audio FileRebekah – “Henry and the Clubhouse” by Beverly Cleary [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/rebekah.mp3]

Download Audio FileSamiya – “Our Only May Amelia” by Jennifer L. Holm [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/samiya.mp3]


Sixth Grade

Download Audio FileAlyssa – “The Summer of the Swans” by Betsy Byars [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/alyssa.mp3]

Download Audio FileGarrett -“The River” by Gary Paulsen [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/garrett.mp3]

Download Audio FileKendra – “The Music of Dolphins” by Karen Hesse [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/kendra.mp3]

Download Audio FileRicky – “Star Wars: Republic Commando” by Karen Traviss [audio:http://archived.slbradio.org/mp3/dominion/book reviews/ricky.mp3]

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