Kidsmomo Podcast #62: Outer Space and Invisibility

February 7th, 2012 by

A witch, a wizard, a mustachioed middle-schooler… An app, an award, a disappearing dude… Even Zac Efron selling car insurance! We’ve got a crazy combo of kidlit and beyond in our latest podcast, so check it out!

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  • Karen’s book review: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Nancy’s book review: The Last Invisible Boy, written by Evan Kuhlman and illustrated by J.P. Coovert
  • A review from YOU: Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
  • Bonus review: Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg
  • Karen hearts Zac
  • KW + ZE 4-eva!
  • Dear Zac, I love you! Sincerely, 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

Breaking Book News: MORE Movie Adaptations

May 28th, 2010 by

Dude, sometimes I ask myself: Why do all those Hollywood big shots make so much money when they never come up with ideas of their own? They should put me and Nancy on their payroll and just keep up with Kidsmomo, because it seems like all their new movies are based on children’s books!

Want proof? Not too long ago, Nancy let y’all know about an upcoming Judy Moody movie, based on the book series by Megan McDonald. And now, I’ve got news about TWO MORE book-to-film projects:

First up: middle school morons better watch out, because a second Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie is set to be released on March 25, 2011. It’s based on Rodrick Rules, the second book in the series by Jeff Kinney, of course! No official word yet on exactly which cast members from the first movie will be back for the sequel, but I assume at least Zachary Gordon as Greg and Devon Bostick as Rodrick will make an appearance! (Haven’t seen the first movie? Check out our review — including cartoon versions of me and Nancy!)

And just announced: a big screen version of Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce is on its way. He’s the same guy who wrote Millions (both the book and the movie), and he’ll also be adapting this one for film himself — so you know it’s gonna stay true to the original story. Btw, if you’re not familiar with that story, here’s a recap: Liam is a 12-year-old who’s so tall that he’s always mistaken for an adult, so he uses that to con his way into the first spaceship to take civilians into space!

Okay, okay, I admit it: Cosmic DOES sound like the perfect tale for an awesome movie. And I’m sure Nancy and I will be in line opening weekend to see the second Wimpy Kid film too. I guess sometimes those Hollywood types do get it right. But I still wouldn’t mind if they sent some cash over to Kidsmomo!

— Karen

Karen was also a tall kid, and sometimes classmates would try to tease her by saying, “How’s the weather up there?” She was never bothered by this, because really, that’s kind of a weak put-down, don’t you think? The weather’s nice up here, thanks! More about Karen »


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