Kidsmomo Podcast #31: “Bug Juice”

August 17th, 2010 by

Not just a random pic. This photo will make sense after you listen to our podcast, we promise.

“Summer camp.” The words conjure up images of s’mores and sing-alongs, lanyards and lakes, creepy mysteries and nightmare campers and dictator-like camp directors… Right? No? Well, then you probably haven’t read the stories in our latest podcast, all about summer camp books. But don’t worry — we’ve got happy camp experiences too, from square dancing to saltwater taffy to ice cream sundaes at night! So tune in for a final taste of summer, Kidsmomo-style:

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  • A bat in Bunk Five, a sleeping bag on the floor, and romance in the air — aka our mystery book revealed, and our own camp stories
  • Greetings from camp; we’ve run away/solved a mystery/captured the flag! — aka our book picks and a review by YOU (Fat Camp Commandos,
  • Boxcar Children: The Summer Camp Mystery, and American Girl: Molly Saves the Day)
  • “We all scream for ice cream!” — aka kid-submitted camp story

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is books related to mythology! So send us a review of your favorite book related to mythology (from anywhere around the world) and check out our picks for marvelous mythology books.

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #20: “Get In My Belly”

March 2nd, 2010 by

Drinks that let you fly. Applesauce that melts snow. Sushi made of candy. And foreign wax apples. Believe it or not, only two out of these four tasty treats are from books featured in our latest podcast, all about books involving food! Yes, that means the other two are for real! Which ones are which? You’ll just have to listen to find out:

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  • Oompa loompa doopity doo, we’ve got a mystery book for you!
  • Take a bite outta our Food book picks (The Chocolate Touch and Blue Moose)
  • A delicious review from YOU (This Book Is Not Good For You)
  • A kid-submitted story of a food fail

And don’t forget: our next theme is in honor of Women’s History Month! So check out these Girl Power books or send in a review of favorite super-girl read!

— Nancy and Karen

Let’s Talk Turkey — Wait, What’s With the Chicken?!

November 24th, 2009 by

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

There are plenty of books about Thanksgiving, from nonfiction about Squanto to historical fiction with Pilgrim narrators to novels about families gathering around the table and counting their blessings. But there’s only one Thanksgiving book about a giant chicken — and that’s the one we’ve selected as our special Kidsmomo Thanksgiving pick!

Meet Henrietta. She’s the 266-pound chicken that Arthur brings home when all the stores are sold out of turkey. Obviously, Arthur’s family can’t eat Henrietta for Thanksgiving dinner, so they decide to keep her as a pet. And that’s when the Hoboken Chicken Emergency begins…


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