Babymouse by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm

June 11th, 2014 by

Babymouse: Queen of the World! Series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm

Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!

Submitted by Valeria, Age 9 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

It is a good book

Win a Copy of Babymouse!

June 24th, 2012 by

babymouse-for-presidentShe’s been a race car driver, a rock star, a dragonslayer, a figure skater, and queen of the world — and now that it’s an election year, Babymouse is running for president!

On July 10th, Babymouse for President by Jennifer and Matt Holm will be hitting the shelves… but guess what? Some online friends of ours at the Nerdy Book Club are giving away copies of the book! And YOU can enter for the chance to win one by taking part in their contest and showing off your love for the Babymouse series!

All you have to do is snap a photo of yourself with a Babymouse book and ask your parents to email it to the Nerdy Book Club folks. Be creative with your photo, though! The pics will be judged by an esteemed panel of 11 judges, including authors Jennifer Holm, Dan Santat (Sidekicks), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda), and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (the Lunch Lady series)!

Remember: Ask your parents to email in your entry (don’t send it in yourself). All entries are due by Sunday, July 1, 8 pm ET.

And if you’d like some inspiration, well, I couldn’t help Photoshopping some book + celeb pairings that I personally think would be pretty awesome:

President Obama is presented with Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!

 

Justin Bieber gets some pointers from Babymouse #4: Rock Star.

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson love Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer

Okay, so maybe President Obama, Justin Bieber, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson aren’t REALLY holding Babymouse books in their hands. But if they did, they would never let them go!

— Nancy

If Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm were to create a Babymouse book based on Nancy, it’d be called Babymouse: Couch Potato and Internet Surfer.

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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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Children’s Choice Book Awards 2011

April 17th, 2011 by

Last year, Karen let you know about the super cool Children’s Choice Book Awards, which lets YOU vote on your favorite books, authors, and illustrators. Last year’s winners for favorite books turned out to be Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Grades 3-4 Category) and Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life (Grades 5-6 Category).

So what will it be this year? Check out the finalists!

For Grades 3-4:

For Grades 5-6

While the finalists for the Grades 5-6 category are pretty different from last year (and so hard to choose from!), there are a few returning series for Grades 3-4. Will Lunch Lady prevail again? Make sure your vote counts!

Finalists for Favorite Author include returning finalist Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and Rick Riordan… That’s a battle of wits and writing I don’t want get in the middle of!

What will you be voting for? Tell us why in the comments!

— Nancy

Nancy just noticed that if you look at the Grades 5-6 category above, the book covers say: “It’s a Book. Smile.” … and she totally did!

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Babymouse Series by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm

April 5th, 2010 by

Babymouse: Queen of the World! Series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm

Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!

Submitted by Elizabeth, Age almost 10 from New Hampshire

Rating: ★★★★★

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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!