SJC Librarian’s Great Books Read-Aloud 2020
Hatchet, Chapter 6

Hatchet, Chapter 6

May 30, 2020

Shelter and food - tackling priorities.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20, The First Task
Hatchet, Chapter 5

Hatchet, Chapter 5

May 29, 2020

Alone. Thirsty. and sooooo hungry.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19, The Hungarian Horntail

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19, The Hungarian Horntail

May 29, 2020

Hermione, dragons, and Sirius - a chapter with plenty of new twists.

Hatchet, Chapters 3 & 4

Hatchet, Chapters 3 & 4

May 28, 2020

The crash and the aftermath. Terrifying.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18, The Weighing of the Wands
Hatchet, Chapter 2

Hatchet, Chapter 2

May 27, 2020

Things just got bad. Really, really bad.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 17, The Four Champions
NEW BOOK STARTS TODAY: Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

NEW BOOK STARTS TODAY: Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

May 26, 2020

Ready for a classic thriller about survival? Published in 1987, Hatchet is a modern treasure of a story that I can't wait for you to discover. Enjoy!

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire

May 26, 2020

Who will the Goblet choose to compete in the Triwizard Tournament? Surprises await.

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 3 and Epilogue

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 3 and Epilogue

May 25, 2020

It's hard for me to read these final chapters without breaking down in tears. After a long, difficult journey for all of these characters, so many happy endings are the best reward.  I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous story, which really is about how we are all connected, all around the world, by that invisible thread of destiny. And of course, by music and by our stories.  

Tomorrow I'll start a new book, a new journey with all of you. Come back again, and see where we go next!

Mrs M

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

May 25, 2020

Ok, Hogwarts is the most exciting school in the world. Hands down. Speaking of the world, welcome to all of our international listeners, from Iran to Peru to Italy to Norway and of course, those of you here in Chicagoland with me. Glad you are aboard for this adventure.

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 2

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 2

May 24, 2020

Mike and Frankie take center stage - all grown up.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14, The Unforgivable Curses

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14, The Unforgivable Curses

May 24, 2020

Harry see the curse that killed his parents, in action.

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 1

Echo, Part IV, Chapter 1

May 23, 2020

Friedrich, Father and Uncle Gunter are ALIVE, and in New York for something incredible.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 13, Mad-Eye Moody

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 13, Mad-Eye Moody

May 23, 2020

The weirdest teacher ever has landed at Hogwarts - and he's got Draco's number.

Echo Part III, Chapters 20-21

Echo Part III, Chapters 20-21

May 23, 2020

The last chapters of Part 3, but not the end. Tune in tomorrow to see how all three stories weave together in the best of all endings.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

May 23, 2020

Exciting announcement from Dumbledore.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11, Aboard the Hogwarts Express

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11, Aboard the Hogwarts Express

May 22, 2020

Okay - yesterday I uploaded the wrong Chapter 11. MY APOLOGIES. So here it is, the correct file, recorded by the best guest reader ever, Camilla from London.  Enjoy.

Echo Part III, Chapter 17-19

Echo Part III, Chapter 17-19

May 21, 2020

Secrets revealed. All is not what it seems.

Echo, Chapters14-16

Echo, Chapters14-16

May 20, 2020

Ivy plants a garden, and faces the ugliness of hate and suspicion.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10, Mayhem at the Ministry

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10, Mayhem at the Ministry

May 20, 2020

Fake news in the wizarding world, and a missing owl.

Echo Part III, Chapters 12-13

Echo Part III, Chapters 12-13

May 19, 2020

Letters home from Fernando on Christmas Eve.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9, The Dark Mark

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9, The Dark Mark

May 19, 2020

Very scary things afoot after the match. Yikes!

Echo, Part III, Chapter 11

Echo, Part III, Chapter 11

May 18, 2020

Orchestra, at last.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8, The Quidditch World Cup

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8, The Quidditch World Cup

May 18, 2020

Leprechauns and...veela?  The weirdest (scariest) cheerleaders ever.

Echo Part III, Chapters 9-10

Echo Part III, Chapters 9-10

May 17, 2020

The first day at a new school has some unpleasant and unsettling surprises for Ivy.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7, Bagman and Crouch

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7, Bagman and Crouch

May 17, 2020

The "tailgate parties" of the wizarding world!

Echo Part III, Chapters 7-8

Echo Part III, Chapters 7-8

May 17, 2020

Ivy has a new friend and family secrets are revealed.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6, The Portkey

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 6, The Portkey

May 17, 2020

Another (very cool) way to travel in the wizarding world.

Echo, Part III, Chapter 4-6

Echo, Part III, Chapter 4-6

May 15, 2020

New house, new friends, new ways that World War II changed lives, even in southern California.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 5, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
Echo Part III, Chapter 3

Echo Part III, Chapter 3

May 13, 2020

Goodbyes are never easy. But the sun always comes out.

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 4, Back to the Burrow
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 3, The Invitation

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 3, The Invitation

May 12, 2020

Still living at the Dursleys, Harry sees a way to escape and enjoy some pro Quidditch action!

Echo Part III, Chapter 1-2

Echo Part III, Chapter 1-2

May 12, 2020

Time for the third harmonica story, this time in California.  

Echo, Part II, Chapters 23-24

Echo, Part II, Chapters 23-24

May 11, 2020

The FINAL chapters of Part II. Mike and Frankie risk it all! 
Get ready for a whole new story tomorrow - but are they connected? Hmmm...

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 2, The Scar
Echo, Part II, Chapters 19-22

Echo, Part II, Chapters 19-22

May 10, 2020

Mr. Hoxie and his Harmonica Band have arrived!

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 1, The Riddle House

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Chapter 1, The Riddle House

May 10, 2020

Welcome to the 4th book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Away we go!

Echo, Part II, Chapters 16-18

Echo, Part II, Chapters 16-18

May 8, 2020

Mike has an idea, and makes a breakthrough of sorts...

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22, Owl Post Again

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22, Owl Post Again

May 8, 2020

The FINAL chapter of the book!  What a wild ride. Sirius turns out to be a pretty excellent chap.  I'll see you in a day or two when I will start recording the next book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Echo, Part II, Chapters 13-15

Echo, Part II, Chapters 13-15

May 7, 2020

The blues and some potentially bad news.

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21, Hermione’s Secret

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21, Hermione’s Secret

May 7, 2020

We finally find out what Hermione's been up to all year in this action-packed chapter.

Echo, Part II, Chapters 11-12

Echo, Part II, Chapters 11-12

May 6, 2020

A very special harmonica appears in Mike's path...could it be Friedrich's?

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 20, The Dementor’s Kiss

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 20, The Dementor’s Kiss

May 6, 2020

Welcome back guest reader and my favorite children's librarian, Uma N, from Willowbrook, Illinois!

Echo, Part II, Chapters 8-10

Echo, Part II, Chapters 8-10

May 5, 2020

Did the boys get adopted?!

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 19, The Servant of Lord Voldemort

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 19, The Servant of Lord Voldemort

May 5, 2020

What really happened the night Harry's parents were killed?

Echo, Part II, Chapters 5-7

Echo, Part II, Chapters 5-7

May 4, 2020

Can music save the boys?

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs

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