Dreaming of Cross-Book Couples

February 14th, 2012 by

Happy Valentine’s Day! Over the weekend, we posted our valentine to you guys in the form of a romantic(?) ballad. Today, I’m determined to spread the love EVEN MORE — by fixing up kidlit characters I think would make good couples! So what if they are in different books from each other? Hey, love conquers all, right?

Couple #1: Artemis Fowl (from Eion Colfer’s books) + Emily (from Patrick Carman’s Trackers series)

It’s hard to imagine Artemis falling in love, but Emily is just as much of a tech geek as he is, so I think they’d have plenty to talk about. They could spend their dates hacking — so romantic! Plus, Emily is a no-nonsense kind of gal, which would be important to keeping Artemis in line!

Couple #2: Theodosia Throckmorton (from the series by R. L. LaFevers) + Carter Kane (from Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles)

Sometimes blind dates can be so awkward, but I’m pretty sure Theodosia and Carter could spend all evening swapping stories about their various adventures thwarting ancient Egyptian evil forces. Talk about a twosome with a ton in common — even if they do live in different countries, not to mention different centuries. But time and place are flexible in the Duat, I say!


Couple #3: Claudia Kishi (from Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club books) + Logan (from The Candymakers by Wendy Mass)

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I think that’s probably true of Claudia, who stashes junk food all over her bedroom and has a soft spot for all things chocolate. I think Logan’s gift for designing and constructing fantastic new candies would be a surefire bet for wooing Claudia through her sweet tooth!


So now that I’m done playing matchmaker, I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts? Are there any kidlit characters you think would make good couples? Leave a comment with your ideas!

— Karen

Ron and Hermione are definitely Karen’s favorite couple who are actually in the same series. Ginny and Harry? Meh.

More about Karen »

A Valentine’s Day Ballad – Love, Kidsmomo

February 11th, 2012 by

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve been trying to figure out the best way to show you guys just how much we love you.

First we thought about making cards, but then we realized it would take A LOT of glitter and construction paper and doilies to create a valentine for each and every one of you. Then we thought about chocolate and roses, but that’s just so expected and boring… So instead, we’re going to serenade you!

Around the holidays, we tried our hand at re-writing some favorite Christmas carols. So for Valentine’s Day, we’ve chosen the world’s premiere love song to undergo a transformation thanks to our lyrical and vocal talents: “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez!

(PS – If you’re on the go — or maybe busy getting ready for a big date — just download the audio.)

Btw, apologies for Karen’s horrendous singing. Please don’t let that stop you from being our valentines!

— With love from Karen and Nancy