Kidsmomo Podcast #49: “Nothing But the Truth”

May 31st, 2011 by

How was the microwave invented? Why would someone create glasses for chickens? And where on Earth can you visit Mars? Answers to these questions — and more — in our latest podcast, all about wacky, weird, gross, and real nonfiction books! PLUS, Karen gives just about the worst dating advice ever. AND she keeps saying the word “zedonk.” Yep, this podcast really is a winner!

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  • From monarch butterfly life cycles to temperature-related nightmares — some of our favorite factoids!
  • Our “crazy-but-true” nonfiction book picks (100 Most Awesome Things On the Planet and Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2011)
  • A nonfiction book review from YOU (Chew On This)
  • First dog poop, then koala poop — we take turns grossing each other out… Enjoy!

UPDATE 6/14/11: Wanna know the book? Listen for the answer in our “Animal House” Podcast, all about multi-animal adventure books.

— Karen and Nancy

Chew On This by Eric Schlosser

December 23rd, 2010 by

Submitted by Madeline, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was Schlosome!!! It is about the terrible, nasty things put into fast food (and what they do to animals) just to save a pretty penny. This book is almost epiphanotic! You’ll NEVER eat at McDonald’s again. A quick fact, they make milkshakes out of tiny African bugs called Dactylopius Coccus Costa. It is truly shocking.