Kidsmomo Podcast #15: “Fame! I’m Gonna Live Forever…”

January 19th, 2010 by

A revolutionary rodent, a smart supercomputer, a master magician, and an accomplished artist who was also an ingenious inventor. Meet them all in our latest podcast, all about biographies and fiction about real-life famous figures. Hey, Lady Gaga may be the expert at acting like the paparazzi, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rub elbows with some of the biggest celebs in history!

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  • Behind every great man, there’s… an animal? This week’s mystery book tells all…
  • Books about an escape artist and an artist artist (A Spotlight for Harry and Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance)
  • Kid-submitted book recs (Stolen Children, Warriors: Into the Woods, and The Worlds Most Exotic Cars)

And don’t forget: our next topic is books about animals other than cats and dogs! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these books about unusual animals — from pigs to raccoons to crickets to monkeys. (Yes, monkeys! Any book about monkeys is a good book, don’t you think?)

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: Ben and Me

January 12th, 2010 by

This book trailer for Ben and Me was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Biographies & Real-Life Figures theme. For more on Ben and Me, check out our “Fame! I’m Gonna Live Forever…” podcast.

You’ve heard of the classic novel Of Mice and Men? Well, that’s not our focus here. But Robert Lawson’s Ben and Me IS about a mouse and a man. One is famous. And the other? Well, he thinks he should be.