Nancy’s Top Five Kidsmomo Moments

August 7th, 2014 by

Let’s take a trip back to 2009…

[Activate Time Turner]

Harry Potter Time Turner

[Get ready! I see wavy time travel spirals ahead!]

Swirl Animation

[Tunnel through a wormhole…]

Wormhole

[And we’ve arrived back in 2009!]

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That summer, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong to Me” and “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas topped the music charts. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan finally hit bookshelves. Movies like Bandslam, Up, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were in movie theaters:

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And… on August 9, 2009, Kidsmomo launched!

In five years, we’ve posted 209 book recommendations, 750+ kid-submitted reviews, and lots more! It was tough to choose, but let’s travel slowly back to 2014 with my five favorite Kidsmomo moments:

NANCY’S TOP 5 KIDSMOMO MOMENTS:

5. Elijah of Buxton Book Trailer

I can never decide which is more hilarious: Karen’s narration, or my illustrations of vomit filling a room. You decide:

4. Bloopers and Outtakes

Did you know we once hosted a podcast? It’s super fun to listen to, was super duper fun to record, and super duper duper fun when we would mess up.

 

3. Hoboken Chicken Emergency

Sock puppets. Paper chickens. French fries. Unintentionally dismembered chicken legs. This video’s got it all!

2. The Stuffing in the Bathtub

This is one of my favorites because it was a collaboration with an aspiring 12-year-old writer (wow, I guess she’d be 17 now!). Plus, Elephant and Piggie make a cameo appearance!

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1. An animated review of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire!

As you might have noticed, I love expressing my thoughts through animated images. Book and movie reviews are no exception!

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And those are my Top 5 Kidsmomo moments (so far) — here’s to another five years!

–Nancy

icon_nancyNancy often reads books reviewed by kids, and she wishes, hopes, prays that Kidsmomo has inspired kids to read too!

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