August 8th, 2009 by Kidsmomo
Allow us to introduce ourselves: we’re two supposed adults who love the same things you do. What, you don’t believe us? Well, Nancy is endlessly entertained by burping, and Karen has been known to eat ice cream out of the carton for dinner. So you be the judge. Do we sound like certified grown-ups to you?
Here’s something else we both love: children’s books. And we want to share our favorites with you. But not because reading is good for you, as surely your teacher has told you. No offense to your teacher, but a good book goes way beyond that; it consumes and entertains you in a way that nothing else can — not even Joe Jonas performing “Single Ladies” in a leotard (although we must admit, that comes a close second).
Does that make us total dorks? No, it just means we’ve been lucky enough to find wonderful books that capture our imaginations. And that’s something we think every kid should experience — not because a teacher says so, but because it’s totally awesome. (For the record, we actually are dorks, but not because we read; we’re dorks because we sing HSM at karaoke.)
So welcome to Kidsmomo! Tune in to our podcast, check out our Mystery Book Theater video challenge, read about what’s up in the world of children’s books, and find out which books other kids are recommending. Plus contribute your own thoughts and book reviews. Just don’t tell the government that we refuse to grow up — they let us vote and buy lottery tickets and everything.
— Nancy and Karen
(Btw, we do work for a publishing company, but everything we say here on Kidsmomo purely reflects our own madness and should not be considered to represent our employer.)