Kidsmomo Podcast #39: “A Fresh Start”

January 11th, 2011 by

“A new year. A new you.”

That’s the kind of advertising you see a lot in January, what with everyone making their New Year’s resolutions. But what if becoming your new self involved discovering your secret identity, or wearing broccoli around your neck, or exploring an alien planet, or trading in an important piece of your past? We’ve got all these approaches to “a new you” in our latest podcast, all about new beginnings!

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  • “Say what?! I’ve got a name I never knew?!” — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our New Beginnings picks (The Search for WondLa and Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days)
  • A New Beginning book review from YOU (Brand-New Emily)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is Superheroes (Kinda) — as in books starring unconventional superheroes! So send us a review of your favorite book with a nontraditional superhero, and check out our picks for books about superheroes (of sorts).

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: Crispin, The Cross of Lead

December 28th, 2010 by

This book trailer for Crispin: The Cross of Lead was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our New Beginnings theme. For more on Crispin: The Cross of Lead, check out our “A Fresh Start” podcast.

We all sometimes fantasize about running away and starting a new life, but not if we’re forced to do it. Unfortunately for the main character in Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead, he has no choice but to flee his hometown when he’s declared a criminal who can be killed by anyone. But he’s innocent! So why has he been framed? Well, that’s what he’d like to know!