Video Interview with “Joey Fly” Creators

December 12th, 2010 by

What happens when you put together an author who’s obsessed with bugs and an illustrator who’s inspired by Where’s Waldo? Why, a graphic novel series about a crime-solving fly, of course!

Okay, maybe that wasn’t the most obvious answer — but it’s what happened! To be more exact, you get the Joey Fly, Private Eye books, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Neil Numberman. As you may recall, Nancy named Joey Fly Book 1 (entitled Creepy Crawly Crime) as her pick for our More Mysteries theme. The second book, Big Hairy Drama, just came out last month.

So, now we have another question for you: what happens when you put together the creators of Joey Fly, Private Eye and the crazy minds behind Kidsmomo (that would be Karen and Nancy)? Why, a video interview, of course! (Hopefully, you got that one right — it’s the title of this post, after all…)

(PS – If you’re on the go — say, solving mysteries and avoiding spiderwebs — don’t worry, you can still listen to our interview with Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman. Just download the audio.)

Have you read either of the Joey Fly books? Leave a comment telling us what you thought!

Kidsmomo Podcast #36: “Mysterious Forces At Work”

October 26th, 2010 by

Somehow, we ended up with a strange crew of detectives in our latest podcast, all about mysteries. We’ve got a riddle-solving rodent, an investigating insect, and a mastermind Mudshark. Wha…? Guess you’ll just have to tune in if you want to get to the bottom of this enigma!

    Download the MP3 (5.1 MB)

  • A resourceful rodent and plenty o’ cheese — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our mystery picks (Mudshark and Joey Fly, Private Eye)
  • A musical interlude from Weezer
  • A book rec from YOU (Cryptid Hunters)

Also, don’t forget: to get ready for Halloween, our new theme is spooky stuff! So send us a review of your favorite spooky book and check out our picks for Halloween last year, plus our new list of even more spooky stories.

— Karen and Nancy

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