Poppy by Avi

November 21st, 2017 by

poppySubmitted by Khalil, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

It was a great book with a lot of action. It was suspenseful. Once a chapter ended I just wanted to read on.

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi

January 11th, 2016 by

Catch You Later, Traitor by AviSubmitted by Ethan, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This was a great book because Pete’s dad said he was a commie. Pete doesn’t know how or why his dad’s a communist. So Pete goes on a adventure of a lifetime to find clues as to why his dad’s a communist. But little did he know that the government was on his tail. A FBI agent named Ewing tried to get information from Pete to give the government plans to track down Pete’s dad. But Pete needs to make the decision of his life. Does he defend his dad or does he help the government track down his own dad? Read to find out what decision Pete make’s.

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi

January 7th, 2016 by

Catch You Later, Traitor by AviSubmitted by Nathan, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is great it is for more of advanced reader because it is based on communisum and you have to know about it . If you love historical fiction you will love this book. The main characters are Pete Kat Petes Dad and Petes uncle also the FBI agents. You shop hold on tight it is a wild ride

Poppy by Avi

November 13th, 2015 by

poppySubmitted by Chase, Age 10 from Oregon

Rating: ★★★★½

It is the best book I ever read because you would never expect a family of mice to respect an old evil owl!

Something Upstairs by Avi

June 22nd, 2013 by

Something-UpstairsSubmitted by Cole, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Something upstairs is a very interesting book and very entertaining. if you like ghostly stories you will love this book. This book is about a boy named Kenny who moves to Providence into a neighborhood. When they get the house Kenny wants the attic to be his room. One night while sleeping Kenny hears noises from the closet. Kenny looks in the closet and sees a blood stain. He is very curious about the blood stain. the next night Kenny sees a ghost feeling his way around the attic. Kenny is very scared Kenny asked the ghost what his name was and the ghost replied “Kaleb”. Kenny asked Kaleb if he needed help and Kaleb said help me find my killer. Kenny also found out Kaleb was a slave a long time ago. So Kaleb took the into the past to find his killer.

Funny Books, Reviewed by YOU

April 10th, 2012 by

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you glad it’s time for a new post on Kidsmomo?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ha ha ha! Ha.

But seriously, folks… Over the weekend I mentioned that April is National Poetry Month. Well, it also happens to be National Humor Month!

In the past, Nancy and I have rounded up our favorite funny books for your reading pleasure, so today I thought I’d do something different and turn the spotlight on you!

Here are some of the coolest reviews for funny books that we’ve gotten from you guys over the years. So if you’re seeking something hilarious, giggle-tastic, LOL-inducing, and/or milk-out-your-nose/side-splitting, then look no further:

Never_Mind_Avi_Rachel_VailNever Mind! by Avi and Rachel Vail
Submitted by alyson(derf), Age 11 from Rhode Island
Rating: ★★★★★
Never mind is a fiction book,that will blow your socks off.It is the best book bye Avi yet.I recomend this to children ages 10-17 maybe even older.If you came up to me and said “should i read never mind by avi?” i would say- OH SWEET MOTHER OF POTATOS YOU SHOULD BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Reviewed by: Bat, Age 11 from Texas
Rating: ★★★★½
Picture this: you’re a member of a really rich family. You’re playing on the beach one day when a banker with a really bad cough turns up and tells you that your parents died in a fire that destroyed your whole mansion. You’re then put into the care of a really mean man who wants to inherit your fortune and makes you do all the chores. That’s exactly what happens to the Baudelaire childre*************** Sorry, my typewriter broke. As I was saying, that’s exactly what happened to the Baudelaire children. How do they cope? You’ll have to read this book (and the whole series) to find out. (One of the children loves inventing, another reads a lot, and another bites everything in sight.)

Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
Submitted by Jenna, Age 11 from Maine
Rating: ★★★★★
I first heard of this book when my teacher said she recommended it. But it looked kind of dumb, so I never did bother to read it. That is, until my teacher read it to my classmates and I. I loved it so much, I read it again by myself!

Knucklehead is a hilarious memoir by Jon Sciezka, telling of his childhood memories of living with his five brothers, Jim, Tom, Gregg, Brian, and Jeff. This book is full of funny memories and tons of photos. I really enjoyed the part when they brought the cat in the car with them and something hilarious happened. So you’re probably wondering what happened, right? Well, sorry, but you’re going to have to read this funny memior to find out!

Babymouse Series by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm
Submitted by Elizabeth, Age almost 10 from New Hampshire
Rating: ★★★★★
Babymouse wears a pink heart dress and loves to eat pink cupcakes. She has a baby brother named Squeak and her best friend is Wilson Weasel. Babymouse gets pushed around by a mean cat named Felicia Furrypaws at school. Babymouse gets into all kinds of trouble and Wilson always helps her out. Unlike Babymouse he does everything right. My favorite book is Babymouse Burns Rubber. Have a squeaky day!


Have YOU read any fantastically funny books recently? Leave a comment with your recommendation, or submit a full review!

— Karen

Karen never got into the whole vampire craze, but she loves this joke: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit? A neck-tarine! HA HA HA HA! Ha.

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Kidsmomo Podcast #61: Superheroes and Sweet Potatoes

January 24th, 2012 by

Remember when we used to have themes for our podcasts? Well, this time we accidentally created a themed podcast — by reading each other’s minds! Or maybe it was just coincidence… Either way, we’ve got superheroes all over the place! Take a listen to meet Captain Amazing, Captain Nobody, a few animal crime-fighters, and — completely unrelated — a sweet mother of potatoes!

    Listen now:
      (5:54)

    Download the MP3 (5.4 MB)

  • Dictionary people, are you paying attention?
  • Karen’s book review: Sidekicks by Dan Santat
  • Nancy’s book review: Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford
  • A review from YOU: Never Mind by Avi
  • A new exclamation marks record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

— Karen and Nancy

Never Mind by Avi and Rachel Vail

January 12th, 2012 by

Submitted by alyson(derf), Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Never mind is a fiction book,that will blow your socks off.It is the best book bye Avi yet.I recomend this to children ages 10-17 maybe even older.If you came up to me and said “should i read never mind by avi?” i would say- OH SWEET MOTHER OF POTATOS YOU SHOULD BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kidsmomo Podcast #43: “Look Who’s Talking!”

March 8th, 2011 by

Karen says: You guys are gonna love our latest podcast, all about books with multiple viewpoints. And as a bonus, I tell some really fascinating stories about corn! I promise, you’ll be on the edge of your seat!

Nancy says: I think you’ll all really enjoy our latest podcast, all about books told in alternating perspectives. I’m just sorry that Karen talked about corn SO MUCH. Maybe you can fast forward through that part…

    Listen now:
     
      (10:26)
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  • “Lost and found” — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Dumbledore tells all? We wish!
  • Our One Story, Multiple Narrators picks (Never Mind! and The View from Saturday)
  • Corn

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is books for series starring girls, in honor of Women’s History Month! So send us a review of your favorite series starring a girl, and check our picks for series starring girls.

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #39: “A Fresh Start”

January 11th, 2011 by

“A new year. A new you.”

That’s the kind of advertising you see a lot in January, what with everyone making their New Year’s resolutions. But what if becoming your new self involved discovering your secret identity, or wearing broccoli around your neck, or exploring an alien planet, or trading in an important piece of your past? We’ve got all these approaches to “a new you” in our latest podcast, all about new beginnings!

      (10:11)
    Download the MP3 (14.7 MB) 

  • “Say what?! I’ve got a name I never knew?!” — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our New Beginnings picks (The Search for WondLa and Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days)
  • A New Beginning book review from YOU (Brand-New Emily)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is Superheroes (Kinda) — as in books starring unconventional superheroes! So send us a review of your favorite book with a nontraditional superhero, and check out our picks for books about superheroes (of sorts).

— Karen and Nancy

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