Kidsmomo Podcast #72: A Final Hurrah

June 24th, 2012 by

Our latest podcast = a total time machine!

Wonder what the future holds? We’ll give you a glimpse of the world years from now, after the oceans have covered most of the land.

More interested in the past? Journey into the 1760s American wilderness — and into a dangerous historical adventure… Or pick from 68 different time periods!

Don’t want to leave the present? Well, we’ve got stuff for you too — in the form of free stuff!

So tune in now, especially because this is our last bi-weekly podcast. The full announcement is in the podcast, but don’t worry — Kidsmomo isn’t going anywhere! We’re just taking the time to do other cool stuff that’s even bigger, like videos! contest and sweepstakes! author interviews! etc! Get your popcorn ready; it’s gonna be epic!

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  • Karen’s book review: Dark Life by Kat Falls
  • Nancy’s book review: The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • A review from YOU: The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
  • Flashback hilarity audio montage (aka we’re ridiculous and huge dorks, but what else is new?)

Thanks for listening!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #71: Crowns and Courtrooms

June 12th, 2012 by

From Star Wars to summer reading, from Twitter to a trial, from origami to Azkaban… we’ve got it all in our latest podcast! So get ready to journey from the wilderness to judge’s chambers to Hogwarts and back — and if you’re missing any of this, well, Karen has a message for you, also in the podcast. (Sneak preview: She thinks you have NO GOOD EXCUSE.)

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  • Karen’s book review: The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien
  • Nancy’s book review: Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
  • A review from YOU: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Are you busy? We. Don’t. Care.

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Kidsmomo Podcast #70: History, Prehistory, & Mystery

May 30th, 2012 by

Our latest podcast, in brief: Karen compliments herself. Nancy insults Karen. Karen insults herself. Nancy makes her case. Book recommendations. Karen gets hungry.

Now, who wouldn’t want to hear all that? Only an idiot, that’s who! Or somebody with better things to do… But why not take a listen since you’re already here?

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  • Karen’s book review: The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
  • Nancy’s book review: The Double Disappearance of Walter Fozbeck by Oscar Steve Senn
  • A review from YOU: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Compliment. Insult. Insult. HUNGRY!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #69: Moms, Siblings, and Gods

May 15th, 2012 by

Are you an only child who longs for a big, crazy family? Or maybe you’re an only child who longs for a separated-at-birth twin… who turns out to be a creature of the night? Or perhaps you have lots of siblings already, and you just long for the day you can create a fort together without any injuries? Or you’re none of the above and you simply long for an easy way to please Mom?

Well, we’ve got something for everyone in our latest podcast — mothers, brothers, long-lost vampire sisters, children of godly parents, and more!

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  • Karen’s book review: The Moffat books by Eleanor Estes
  • Nancy’s book review: Switched (My Sister the Vampire #1) by Sienna Mercer
  • A review from YOU: The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
  • You heard it here first — a Mother’s Day Gift Giving Revolution has begun!!!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #68: Dog Days and Hamster Horror

May 1st, 2012 by

What do you get when you put together a dog who’s trained to attack and a really fat hamster? Our latest podcast! Don’t worry — no animals were harmed in the making of our podcast; it just so happens that our book picks both feature some crazy critters!

Also tune in for mumbling, jazz hands, and a review from you!

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  • Karen’s book review: Showoff by Gordon Korman
  • Nancy’s book review: The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
  • A review from YOU: So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  • Nancy fails at pet care (aka “Did that hamster get cloned?!”)

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #67: In the Ice and Underwater

April 18th, 2012 by

No one could ever accuse Karen of tooting her own horn — okay, fine, people could and they do… See what Karen is congratulating herself about this time! And also meet a royal storyteller trapped in the mountains, a mermaid finding her identity in the ocean, and a young farm boy discovering his destiny through a dragon’s egg. It’s all in our latest podcast!

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  • Karen busts a rhyme
  • Karen’s book review: Icefall by Matthew Kirby
  • Nancy’s book review: The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • A review from YOU: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Percy Jackson + Emily Windsnap = true wuv?

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #66: Ball Hogs and the Big Screen

April 4th, 2012 by

From our celeb crushes to a celeb who disappears. From a soccer star on the bench to a bully turned best friend. Even a kid who’s not supposed to exist…

In our latest podcast, we’ve got goodies for pop culture mavens, stories of school life turned upside down, and one kid’s review of a dystopian adventure. So, what are you waiting for?

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  • Movie news: The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
  • Karen’s book review: Vanishing Acts (Maggie Brooklyn Book 2) by Leslie Margolis
  • Nancy’s book review: Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano
  • Two reviews from YOU: How to Be Rude by Jessica Blair and Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Nancy in love and Karen on the case

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!
— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #65: Wolves… And More Wolves

March 20th, 2012 by

Two wolf books. Two cliffhangers. Two author visits. Two brilliant(?) poems penned by Karen and Nancy. Even a kid-submitted book review that matches up with the featured kid-written review from our last podcast!

Is there something in the water? Is this the Twilight Zone? Is Jupiter in retrograde? (Actually, we don’t even know what that last one means.) Well, whether it’s coincidence or fate, our latest podcast has some pretty perfect pairings — check it out!

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  • Double trouble — two author appearances!
  • Karen’s book review: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
  • Nancy’s book review: Wolves of the Beyond Book 1: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
  • A review from YOU: Tomorrow Girls Book 1: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray
  • Mystical and magical mind melding? [imagine spooky music here] Oooo-eeeee-ooooo!

Nancy forgot to mention it in the podcast, but here’s a real-life teaser to her book pick: Adorable wolf cub + baby bear antics!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #64: Celebs, Speed and Shenanigans

March 6th, 2012 by

Wanna hear how Karen embarrassed herself in front of a cool movie actress? Listen to our latest podcast!

Wanna hear how Karen embarrassed herself in front of a cute guy? Listen to our latest podcast!

Wanna hear about characters who deal with bullies, twin pranks, and possibly being part of a conspiracy? Again, listen to our latest podcast!

Wow, this podcast totally rocks, even if we do say so ourselves…

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  • Author appearances and celebrity sightings
  • Karen’s book review: Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
  • Nancy’s book review: Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers
  • A review from YOU: Found (Missing series Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Complete and utter humiliation for Karen :’-(

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #63: Big Move, Little Magic

February 21st, 2012 by

From Vietnam to a Chicago museum to the baseball diamond, from true love to doomed love to battles against cockroaches, from learning a new language to singing a new song — our latest podcast is a crazypants assortment of it all! Not to mention Karen has a total freak-out-laugh-attack that you won’t want to miss!

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  • Karen as matchmaker + Nancy as sourpuss
  • Karen’s book review: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Nancy’s book review: The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
  • A review from YOU: The Big Field by Mike Lupica
  • Karen goes ape cah-razy!!!!!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

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