Kidsmomo Podcast #17: “Time After Time”

February 2nd, 2010 by

Our latest podcast is all about books involving time travel — and this week we’ve REALLY embraced our theme. How so? Well, let’s just say that at the end of this week’s installment, one of us is going back to the future…

Tune in to see what we mean:

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  • To Infinity and Beyond! — our time travel wishes, and our mystery book revealed
  • Our Time Travel book picks (Time Garden and Time Windows)
  • A stellar review from YOU (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Greetings from Future Karen

And don’t forget: in celebration of the Super Bowl, our next topic is sports books! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these sports books that’ll have you doing your own touchdown dance!

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: A Wrinkle in Time

January 26th, 2010 by

This book trailer for A Wrinkle in Time was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Time Travel theme. For more on A Wrinkle in Time, check out our “Time After Time” podcast.

Imagine this is your life: you always feel out of place at school, your little brother gets picked on all the time, and your father has been missing for years. If you were suddenly offered the opportunity to find your dad, you’d probably jump at the chance, right? But what if you had to travel through time and space to get to him? And what if that kind of transportation wasn’t exactly… comfortable?

That’s exactly the situation for the main character in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Watch the video to see her experience hurtling through time and space…

Get Lost in Time Travel Books

January 26th, 2010 by

Welcome to the Kidsmomo Time Machine! Where would you like to go today? Ancient Egypt? Shakespearian England? Maybe even the future? Well, you’re in luck! These books involving time travel (in no particular order) will transport you through history and into the beyond:

  1. The Time Garden by Edward Eager (Karen’s pick)
  2. Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka
  4. Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure (Molly Moon Book #3) by Georgia Byng
  5. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander
  6. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  7. For All Time by Caroline B. Cooney
  8. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  9. King of Shadows by Susan Cooper
  10. Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam Conrad
  11. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
  12. The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn
  13. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  14. Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
  15. Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite time travel book!

UPDATE 2/2/10: We revealed the answer to our Time Travel Mystery Book Theater in the “Time After Time” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to meet a messenger from the future! (Kind of…)


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