New Alex Rider Streaming Series

July 16th, 2020 by

I have to admit, it’s been a while since I’ve thought about Alex Rider, the fictional British schoolboy turned spy for MI6. The first book in the series by Anthony HorowitzStormbreaker, was published in 2000. A big screen adaptation and a graphic novel version were released in 2006. And then, you know, like 14 years went by.

Actually, additional Alex Rider books have been coming out all this time — but it can be hard for me to pick a series back up if I’ve had to wait a long time for the next installment. However, I might have to revisit the Alex Rider books, in preparation for the new streaming series!

The drama will premiere for American audiences on IMDb TV on November 13th. Based on the incredible trailer below, it looks pretty INTENSE!

Honestly, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle all the tension and violence. You may recall I’m a real scaredy-cat when it comes to action and suspense.

On the other hand, it definitely looks like an exciting update compared to the 2006 movie — check out the old trailer below:

Kinda cheesy, right? Well, then you really won’t like this book trailer that we created for Kidsmomo back in the day:

Yeah, there’s no denying the videos in this post get more and more low-fi as you go… Of course, if you want to truly go old school, you should read the original books! Check out some reviews from Kidsmomo readers!

If you’re already a fan of the Alex Rider series, leave a comment below and tell us what you think of the new streaming show!

— Karen

Karen would be extremely surprised if she learned that her family had been training her as a spy when she was growing up. Perhaps all those piano lessons were supposed to help her stop bad guys in some way?

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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series #1) by Anthony Horowitz

October 15th, 2014 by

Stormbreaker_Anthony-HorowitzSubmitted by Samuel, Age 11 from New York

This was a book I read awhile back, in 4th grade, and since then, I’ve been searching for the rest of them!!!!!

Kidsmomo Podcast #23: “What’s In a Name?”

April 11th, 2010 by

Bobby Ellis-Chan. Henry Huggins. Alex Rider. Peak Marcello. A bunch of random names? Hardly! These guys’ monikers are all featured in book titles! And, of course, they’re all featured in our latest podcast, all about books with boys’ names in the titles:

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  • Call Nancy “Nate,” call Karen “Beck,” and call Alex Rider when you need a teen spy — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Boy vs. girl, boy vs. guppies, and boy vs. mountain — aka our Boy’s Name picks, plus one from YOU (Bobby vs. Girls [Accidentally], Henry Huggins, and Peak)
  • Even MORE kid-submitted reviews (The Hunt for the Seventh and the Babymouse series)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is author memoirs and autobiographies! So send us a review of your favorite author memoir and check out these awesome author memoirs and autobiographies.

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: Alex Rider

April 6th, 2010 by

This book trailer for the Alex Rider series was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Titles with Boys’ Names theme. For more on Alex Rider, check out our “What’s In a Name?” podcast.

Meet Alex Rider. In this series by Anthony Horowitz, he’s a regular old kid being raised by his uncle — and then one day his uncle is murdered. Why? Well, it turns out he’s a spy for the government, and he knew more than his enemies wanted him to. And not only that, now the government wants this regular old kid to fill his uncle’s shoes and go undercover.

Facing a series of dangerous missions as a 14-year-old? It’s no wonder our hero has a whole series named after him! Watch our video for a briefing on the schoolboy-turned-spy.


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