Kidsmomo Podcast #29: “Just Beachy”

July 13th, 2010 by

A snobby mermaid, a kooky hotel, breakfast with Mickey Mouse, and special reading goggles — you’ll find them all in our latest podcast, all about beach reads! Plus, Nancy and Karen psychoanalyze each other, according to the world of the Baby-Sitters Club. C’mon, you don’t want to miss that!

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  • A surprise guest at the pool party (and Nancy goes all gaga over a cute guy) — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our beach read recs (The Pink Motel, BSC prequel The Summer Before)
  • A sunny review by YOU (Sand Dollar Summer)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is globe-trotting adventures! So send us a review of your favorite book about thrilling foreign travel (or an epic journey between countries) and check out our picks for globe-trotting adventures.

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: Aquamarine

July 6th, 2010 by

This book trailer for Aquamarine was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Beach Reads theme. For more on Aquamarine, check out our “Just Beachy” podcast.

It’s a bummer summer for BFFs Hailey and Claire because at the end of the season, Claire has to move away. But at least they have one last summer together, to hang out at the beach club, crush on older cutie Raymond, and… meet a strange creature from the deep? Yep, there’s summertime magic in Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman!

Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

August 9th, 2009 by

aquamarineReviewed by: Julia L., age 11, from California

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is awesome!!!!!!!! It’s about Hailey and Claire who are best friends and Claire is going to move away forever at the end of the summer. They find a mermaid named Aquamarine in the pool and they have to ssave her but she won’t go back to the sea because she’s in love with a human named Raymond. Hailey and Claire set up a date for them and they pretend Aquamarine is in a wheelchair so they can hide her mermaid tail. Raymond falls in love with Aquamarine back and even when he finds out she’s a mermaid he still loves her but she has to go back to the sea or she’ll die. I won’t tell you what happens because you should read this book to find out!!! you won’t be disapointed!!!!