Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

May 5th, 2017 by

number-the-starsSubmitted by Tori, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book is about this book is about two girls named Ellen and Annemarie and how one trying to help because one of them is a Jew. It not one of my favorite but I enjoy it.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

May 5th, 2017 by

number-the-starsSubmitted by Emma, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Have you ever tried to save someone else for your own good? Well Annemarie did that for her friend, Ellen. The Nazis were moving in to Copenhagen , which is where they both lived, and were looking for the Jews to take them to the camps. Ellen is a Jew and so isn’t her family. So Ellen’s parents go into hiding and Ellen goes to live with Annemarie. But Ellen is not safe there anymore and they have to go on a dangerous mission. Will Annemarie and Ellen make it , in this dangerous mission.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

May 5th, 2017 by

number-the-starsSubmitted by Adam, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was amazing I think everyone in 5 grade and up should read this book about the Holocaust and why it was such a big deal.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

December 21st, 2015 by

number-the-starsSubmitted by Michelle, Age 10 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

Number The Stars was an amazing book because it was very interesting. Also, Number The Stars is a realistic fiction book . The book was very interesting! Some parts could be enjoyable, and some parts could be sad and scary! Another reason why I chose this book is that it has a lot of detail in it and I can always predict what will happen next. Sometimes when I predict, I don’t get it right, but sometimes I do! If I would or wanted to, I would read it again! Number The Stars is not just a good book, it is a FANTASTIC book! I would recommend this to someone because I think they will like (love) Number The Stars and enjoy it!

Kidsmomo Podcast #26: “Lock and Load”

June 1st, 2010 by

From the Civil War to WWII to the Cold War — in honor of Memorial Day, we’re focusing on war stories in our latest podcast. So tune in for a glimpse into some lives that have been affected by war, including a decorated general, a girl who just wants to make it through the Cuban Missile Crisis, and even a pigeon (yes, a pigeon!).

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  • Hidden in plain sight — aka our mystery book revealed
  • America against itself, and under fire — aka our war story picks (Bull Run and Countdown)
  • A related kid rec (Douglas Macarthur: An American Hero)
  • We honor the homing pigeons of the world

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite series (or your favorite book in a series).

— Karen and Nancy

UPDATE 6/15/10: We revealed the answer to our Summer Series Mystery Book Theater in the “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear Nancy get more excited about robot monkey servants than any adult really should.

Book Trailer: Number the Stars

May 25th, 2010 by

This book trailer for Number the Stars was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our War Stories theme. For more on Number the Stars, check out our “Lock and Load” podcast.

You’re probably familiar with the story of Anne Frank, who lived in a secret attic for years to escape the Nazis. But did you know lots of Jewish children hid in plain sight during WWII, pretending to be parts of other families? In Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars, the police investigate a family in Denmark when one “daughter” doesn’t look like the others. Watch our video to see what happens.