Awesome Kid Vid: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

November 14th, 2009 by

If you’re a loyal Kidsmomo follower (as you should be; har har), then you know that a few days ago I included a kid-created book trailer in my post. (It’s the first video in the post, in case you missed it.)

The music, the visuals, the writing — I thought the video was totally amazing. And since then, I’ve been obsessed with watching other book trailers by students at the same school. Not in a creepy way! They’re just really, really good, okay?

Anyway… in honor of this week’s Kidsmomo theme — foreign lands — I wanted to share another awesome kid vid from this talented group. This one is for Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, which is set in India and was actually already on our list of recommended reads for the week!

Props to A.N. from Dowdell Middle Magnet School for the fantastic book trailer! Makes you want to run right out and grab this book immediately, doesn’t it?

Well, if you have a favorite book set in a foreign country, you should definitely send in your review! It doesn’t have to be a video. Just submit a written recommendation, and we may feature it in our next podcast! Then you’ll be just as famous as A.N. — which is to say, not that famous since Kidsmomo is not exactly as big as, like, the Kids’ Choice Awards. But hey, we love A.N. and we’ll love you too. Isn’t that enough?

— Karen

4 Responses

  • Katie writes:
    November 15th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    This is one of my favorite books! This trailer really captures the essence of it. Thanks for the great website and some great ideas. I teach 5th grade and I can see us working on some book trailers of our own in the very near future. We have a book review blog right now if you’d like to come check it out.

    • Karen writes:
      November 20th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Katie. And thanks for sharing the link to your class’ book blog — all of your students’ reviews are amazing! We’d love to invite your class to submit their book reviews to Kidsmomo, as well. And if you do end up creating book trailers, feel free to send us those too! And if you have other ideas of how Kidsmomo might be helpful to you and your students, you can always get in touch with us at or through the Contact Us form on our site. We’d be happy to work with you!

    • ashley writes:
      November 23rd, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      cool people i love this book so much

  • Kasey writes:
    November 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    This is my favorite book!! I’ve read it 3 times!!

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