Socks by Beverly Cleary

February 21st, 2017 by

Submitted by BAYLEE, Age 9 from North Dakota

Rating: ★★★★★

THESE KIDS HAVE A CAT AND THEY ARE GONNA SELL HIM.WELL AFTER A WHILE NOBODY BYES HIM. SO THEN THESE PEOPLE COME TO BYE HIM AND NAME HIM SOCKS. THE NEW OWNERS HAVE A LITTLE GIRL, AND SO THEY TAKE HIM HOME. THEN THIS GIRL COMES TO STAY THE NIGHT WITH THE NEW ONWERS, THE GIRL HAS A WIG. THAT NIGHT THE GIRL TAKES OFF THE WIG, LAYS IT ON THE TABLE. THEN SOCKS GETS INTO THE WIG, EATS IT UP. SO THE NEXT MORNING THE GIRL WAS UPSET WITH THE CAT. THE NEW OWNERS PUT HIM IN A LAUDRY ROOM. AND NOW HE IS TRAPED IN THERE. SO NOW THE GIRL DOES NOT HAVE THE WIG ANY MORE

Ribsy (Henry Huggins #6) by Beverly Cleary

December 24th, 2015 by

Ribsy_Beverly ClearySubmitted by Jessica, Age 9 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is amazing!

Because… There is a dog name Ribsy and he has a owner and family and Ribsy and the parents do not go well because whenever Ribsy comes home or they come home Ribsy is always messy and muddy on him and he makes messes and his buddy is henry huggin the son and they left Ribsy in the car since he was dirty but…
He jumped out but an old lady found him and kept him but Ribsy ran away!
Read Ribsy to know more!

Ribsy (Henry Huggins #6) by Beverly Cleary

December 22nd, 2015 by

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Submitted by Amya, Age 10 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is awesome! It has some adventure and action. Ribsy, the dog, has found a new family, and Ribsy never really got a long with the parents because Ribsy always made a mess, but Ribsy LOVED Henry Huggins,the son. But one day Ribsy had to sit on the floor because he always had muddy paws and the parents didn’t want the seats to get muddy, back to the point Ribsy had to stay in the car while the the window was open, and Ribsy jumped out of that car window and had a very long journey until the old lady that had Ribsy last, after the other 2 people left him on the streets , the old lady took care of Ribsy with her heart until one day Ribsy left her house. Ribsy roamed the streets and while Henry Huggins was also looking for Ribsy, Henry Huggins found Ribsy but when Ribsy and Henry Huggins got home Ribsy was super muddy, so Henry Huggins gave Ribsy a nice warm bath and the family lived happily ever after. Until the next adventure!

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

December 16th, 2015 by

The Mouse and the Motorcycle_Beverly ClearySubmitted by Lucas, Age 12 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★½

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
It’s about a mouse that is at a hotel and meets this boy and they become friends and then the boy gives the mouse a motorcycle and then they mouse Ralph and the boy became best friends and Ralph goes on small adventures with the motorcycle.
My favorite part was when the boy found a mouse named Ralph and the two became best friends and go on adventures together.
I recommend this book to people who like fiction, books that have nothing to do with mystery, and books with action and adventure. I recommend “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” because it doesn’t really have that much suspense in it and it’s not just one boring story. Sequels include Ralph S. Mouse and one other that I also recommend.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

February 24th, 2015 by

The Mouse and the Motorcycle_Beverly ClearySubmitted by Daniel, Age 9 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

This is a very interesting book, so you should read it! 🙂

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

June 25th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Brendan, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

DEAR MR.HENSHAW

Can you imagine a boy named Leigh writing in his diary and writing to an author.
Leigh has good lunches and someone steals from it and wants revenge. Also he wants to meet an author and his dad.
I liked this book because he had find many things out and was cool.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

January 16th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Kyle, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

The main charactor is Leigh Botts. Leigh has a dog named Bandit. Leighs first grade teacher told the class to write to an author so he rote to Mr. Henshaw. My favorit part about this book is when Leigh asked Mr.Henshaw questions and he got them late and he said that Mr. Henshaws favorit animal was a sea monster that likes to eat kids that send authors to many letters

Kidsmomo Podcast #51: “Yo, Daddy-o!”

June 29th, 2011 by

From Crush the Turtle to Mr. Quimby, fathers come in lots of shapes and sizes.

And today, on the heels of Father’s Day, we honor them all in our latest podcast, all about books about dads!

 

    Listen now: 

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  • “Father-daughter make-over time!” — aka our mystery book (AND special guest) revealed!
  • Our Books About Dads picks (Amalee and Danny, the Champion of the World)
  • A dad-son book review from YOU (Peak)
  • Disney animal dads
  • We praise our awesomeness

Also, don’t forget: we’re kicking off our special month-long Summer Grab Bag theme! So send us a review of any of your favorite books, or any new books you’re reading this summer. And check out our Summer Grab Bag picks — all books that we’ve never recommended on Kidsmomo before!

— Karen and Nancy

Photo by flickr user Jim, the Photographer

Book Trailer: Ramona and Her Father

June 22nd, 2011 by

This book trailer for Ramona and Her Father was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Books About Dads theme. For more on Ramona and Her Father, check out our “Yo, Daddy-o!” podcast.

People say you have to suffer for fashion, but withstanding hair-pulling for hours? That’s just unnecessary… Unfortunately, that’s what happens to the heroine in Beverly Cleary’s Ramona and Her Father! After she wears a homemade crown of burs, it’s up to her dad to save the day.

PS – We’ve got a special guest actor for this video. Can you guess who it is? Here’s a hint: he recorded with us when he was in town for Father’s Day. Got an idea of his identity? Listen to our podcast to see if you’re right!

Ramona and Beezus Movie Review

August 1st, 2010 by

“Who could love a girl named Beezus?” Selena Gomez poses this question in the movie Ramona and Beezus, which opened last weekend. And here’s our answer: WE could — and we do!

Both Karen and Nancy left the theater with huge grins on their faces, and much love for both Quimby sisters — but especially Joey King as the irrepressible Ramona. Why? Well, you’ll have to tune into our video review to find out:

(PS – If you’re like Ramona and would rather use your imagination, feel free to skip the visuals and download the audio.)

Have you seen the movie? Leave a comment with YOUR review! How do you think it compared to the books?

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