Monday, December 07, 2015

Card Catalog- World War II

 Click here for podcast.
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I have to admit that I don't quite understand podcasts, but that's because I don't have a smart phone. This runs 6:30, so maybe people can listen while they are washing dinner dishes! Since I've been blogging for almost ten years, I thought it was time to try something new. Let me know what you think.

World War II Books mentioned on podcast, and more!
Calkhoven, Laurie. Michael at the Invasion of France 1943 (2012)
Davis, Tanita. Mare’s War (2009)
Duble, Kathleen Benner. Phantoms In The Snow (2007)
Elliott, L.M. Under a War-Torn Sky (2001)
Flood, Bo. Warriors in the Crossfire (2010)
Hoose, Phillip. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (2014)
Hopkinson, Deborah. Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark(2015)
Hughes, Dean. Soldier Boys (2001)
Keenan, Sheila and Fox, Nathan. Dogs of War (2013)
Kudlinski, Kathleen. Pearl Harbor is Burning! (1991)
Mazer, Harry. A Boy at War (2001)
Boy No More (2004)
Heroes Don’t Run (2005)
The Last Mission (1979)
Lynch, Chris. The Right Fight (2014)
Dead in the Water (2014)
Alive and Kicking (2015)
The Liberators (2015)
McSwigan, Marie. Snow Treasure. (1942)
Nelson, Marilyn. American Ace (2016)
Preuss, Margi. Shadow on the Mountain (2012)
Salisbury, Graham. Under the Blood-Red Sun (1994)
The Eyes of the Emperor (2005)
The House of the Red Fish (2006)
The Hunt for the Bamboo Rat (2014)
Sepetys, Ruta.  Salt to the Sea (2016)
Smith, Dan. My Friend, the Enemy (2014)
Tarshis, Lauren. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived #4)
Wilson, John. Flames of a Tiger (2003)
Four Steps to Death (2005)
Wulffson, Don. Soldier X (2001)

It's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe and What Are You Reading? day at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. It's also Nonfiction Monday.


  1. I was able to download the podcast and listen to it in itunes on my computer. Great job! It was also nice to have a list of the books on your blog to reference. I'm glad you took the chance at trying a podcast. It provides a good balance to your written recommendations. More please!

  2. It was easy to get the podcast Karen, & I enjoyed it thoroughly. I opened Amazon so I could add books I wanted to remember to my wishlist there, and I added quite a few. I liked hearing about Shadow on The Mountain because the tenth mountain division trained here in Colorado & I've been to see where they were. I'll find that book for sure. I loved The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, and just received Salt To The Sea from NetGalley, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the list too. Great start to your 'card catalog'!

  3. Anonymous12:58 PM EST

    Can't wait to listen! Have fun with your podcast!

  4. Congrats on your first podcast! this is a great list of books around WWII. I ended up reading to WWII stories this week. One was Shadow on the Mountain (on your list), which I loved. I also loved Shelley Pearsall's Jump in the Sky, which included the Triple Nickels, the first all-black paratrooper unit.

  5. Inquiring minds want to did you make your podcast? I love that it's in Google Drive. Did you record in Google, or just save it there. Do tell. (please and thanks!)

  6. Well done on branching out into podcasts!

  7. The podcast played just fine on my computer. It might be neat to share it with students are interested in finding books about World War II. Thanks for sharing this resource!

  8. Hi there Ms Yingling - while I do encourage my higher-degree students to explore other assessment options such as doing podcasts and the like, I haven't really taken to those myself. I think I should. Thing is, I am really more of a visual than an auditory learner - I have issues with audiobooks as well, but still, worth a try. Great to see this list that you have gathered here.

  9. Well, I couldn't open it, not on Vloud Convert or something called Music Player for Google Drive. The message I got from Cloud Convert was "Could not upload to Google Drive: Insufficient permissions for the specified parent." May need to enlist the help of a junior member of the family...

  10. Thank you for sharing the podcast and the text set :)

    Happy reading this week!

  11. Thanks for this podcast! Phantoms in the Snow sounds so neat! I want to read about it to learn more about these jumpsuited people! Fascinating.

  12. This was pretty cool Karen! It was so interesting to hear your voice. I really appreciated having the list to refer to as I listened so I could add titles to goodreads. If I have any complaints it is because while listening it is hard to pause and search for more information on the title you mention! (I can't wait to listen to more)