Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

June 7th, 2014 by

because-of-winn-dixieSubmitted by Brandon, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Awhile ago I read “Because of Winn-Dixie” and i loved it. In this book the main characters are Opal and her father.One day Opal’s father sent her to the Winn-Dixie market to get some food and boom Opal looked and she seen a dog in the store knocking things off the shelf and knocked over the manager.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

March 26th, 2014 by

because-of-winn-dixieSubmitted by JaCoB, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

A very funny and sad book if you like these to read this book i loved it.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

July 26th, 2013 by

because-of-winn-dixieSubmitted by Elizabeth, Age 7 from Louisiana

Rating: ★★★★½

It’s a sad book about a lonely girl who’s mother goes away. She finds a dog to help her. By the end of story she made many new friends with the help of her dog, Winn Dixie.

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

September 4th, 2010 by

Submitted by Jenna, Age 12 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★★

This book might look like a boring story like one of those picture books about a kid and dog. But it’s really not. This book is about a girl who came with her father to a new town. Opal, the 10-year-old girl, wants to meet people, make new friends, and is lonely for her mother who left her when she was just a baby. But all changes when she meets a dog at a grocery store, whom she takes in and names the dog Winn Dixie after the grocery store where she found him. After finding the dog, Opal’s life turns around. From befriending a librarian and a lonely woman to working at a pet store to being invited to a birthday party and making her father come out of his shell to tell Opal about her mother, Winn Dixie is making everything happen. This is a heartwarming story about a dog who helps a young girl through her life as a companion.

Some Book Trailers Make Nancy Jealous

August 19th, 2010 by

Have you heard of a not-so-little feature on our site called the Mystery Book Theater? Hopefully, yes. Because we make a couple of them a month.

Well, Karen recently showed me to some book trailers made by kids — and whoa, they’re really good! I’m totes jealous*… especially since I’ve been slaving away, drawing all of these Mystery Book Theaters for every Kidsmomo theme!

Check out these book trailers:

Crash by Jerry Spinelli book trailer by Sean L.
All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg book trailer by MP.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo book trailer by MS.

Amazing, huh? Inspired by these book trailers, I think Kidsmomo will be taking a stab at this video style! First up: our upcoming Mystery Book Theater for mythology-inspired books. So make sure to check back next Tuesday for our super-duper-fancy-schmancy awesome book trailer.

— Nancy

Nancy seems to be complaining about illustrating MBTs in this post, but where else does she get the glorious opportunity to draw someone drowning in puke?

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*I don’t usually say the phrase “totes jealous.” Forgive me. It just exited my brain, spilled out onto the keyboard, entered this blog post, and now there’s no turning back.