Season 3 - Episodes 7 & 8 - An Antarctic Adventure

An Antarctic Adventure

An Antarctic Adventure (Bonus Full Story) is sponsored by Familius

An Antarctic Adventure (parts 1 & 2) is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

The Reading Bug's magic book bag is full of books about penguins and the South Pole, but when an unexpected visitor arrives, will she get to take the adventure she was planning? A spectacular journey awaits - and a trip to the remote McMurdo station may be our next stop - to see the penguins that live at the South Pole!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups Cover Image
By Tadgh Bentley, Tadgh Bentley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335364
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2015

Poor Little Penguin has a major case of the . . . HIC! . . . hiccups. It all started last week on chili night. Since then he's tried everything to get rid of them, but nothing—HIC!—works. So when his friend Franklin suggests that a good scare might do the trick, Little Penguin is willing to give it a try . . . all he needs is a little help from YOU!


Tacky the Penguin Cover Image
By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780395562338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 17th, 1990

Tacky's perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.


Penguin Problems Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553513370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

This penguin has come to tell you that life in Antarctica is no paradise. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol’ crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you. Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we’ve just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .


Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #12) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375837340
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2009

Jack and Annie arrive on the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure…Jack and Annie are about to find out!


Survival Tails: Endurance in Antarctica Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316477895
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 11th, 2018

In book 2 of the Survival Tails series, a group of sled dogs race to survive a perilous journey across Antarctica in 1914. The book is full of nonfiction back matter that provides insight into the fascinating true story behind this book.


Proud Penguin Cover Image
By Jamie Purnell, Nicole Taylor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781532328770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scruffie Munster Media - March 2nd, 2018

From award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Purnell, Proud Penguin tells the feel-good tale of a penguin whose spirits are lifted from building a new friendship with a seagull. Proud Penguin will delight and entertain families as they read and sing along to the free downloadable song and story that embodies a universal message of kindness


Non-Fiction: 
DK Eyewitness Books: Arctic and Antarctic: Discover the Polar Regions and the Remarkable Plants and Animals That Survive He Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756690717
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: DK Children - January 16th, 2012

In this book, readers will discover the polar regions and the amazing animals and plants that live in their extreme environments.


Penguin Chick (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Cover Image
By Betty Tatham, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780064452069
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2001

An emperor penguin lays an egg on the Antarctic ice. In the bitter cold, miles away from the only source of food, how can the chick survive?


Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #12: Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #18) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375846649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 2008

When Jack and Annie return from their adventure in Merline Mission #12, Eve of the Emperor Penguin, they had lots of questions about the Antarctic. This Fact Tracker answers their questions about penguins and Antarctica, and much more.


Polar: A Photicular Book Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780761185697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 6th, 2015

National Georgraphic writer Carol Kaufmann takes readers on a voyage to the North and South Poles, writing about each unique image in the book. Photicular technology uses sliding lenses and video imagery to display realistic living motion in the pages of the book.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Julie Olson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781477810514
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Two Lions - June 13th, 2017

National Geographic Readers: Penguins! Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426304262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Children's Books - January 13th, 2009

Penguins Don't Wear Sweaters! Cover Image
By Marikka Tamura, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101996966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 16th, 2018

Baby Penguin's First Waddles (First Discoveries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454927013
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 2nd, 2018

Evil Emperor Penguin: Strikes Back Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338185935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David Fickling Books - May 29th, 2018

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