Kidsmomo Podcast #38: “The Boy Who Lived”

December 7th, 2010 by

With the new Deathly Hallows movie finally in theaters, there’s been tons of recent Harry Potter mania around the world. But sadly, no new HP books. [insert wail of despair here]

Luckily, there are other options for devoted Harry fans — and we’ve got them covered in our latest podcast, all about Harry Potter withdrawal. You’ll meet Olive, Percy, Charlie, Sophie, and Josh, plus hear why we’re wild about Harry!

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  • Not just another boy with a wand — aka our mystery book series revealed
  • More magical missions — aka our picks, plus a review from YOU (The Shadows, Percy Jackson, and The Alchemist)
  • Our overwhelming, irresistible, undeniable, extreme, immense, and perhaps excessive love for Harry Potter

Also, don’t forget: next up, we’re celebrating the countdown to 2011 with a special month-long theme dedicated to new beginnings! So check out our New Beginnings booklist. Plus, keep an eye out for a couple KidsmomoMos before the year is done: our review of the new Narnia movie and an interview with the creators of the Joey Fly, Private eye graphic novels!

— Karen and Nancy

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

January 12th, 2010 by

alchemystReviewed by: Meghan, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is so cool. It takes you into the real life world, and shows you the behind the scenes magical sorceric, magical, and alchemical life. Here you find Sophie and Josh Newman who stumble into the lives of Perenelle and Nicholas Flamel. With nemises Dr. John Dee always there, ready to destroy them, this book holds many suspenful chapters, and you won’t want to put it down.

Book 2:
The Magician

Book 3:
The Sorceress

Book 4:
The Necromancer
(Not yet published!!)