Kidsmomo Podcast #34: “Hard-Knock Life”

September 29th, 2010 by

A small town in need of inspiration. Secret rooms in a Paris train station. A hidden courtyard in a sprawling mansion. We visit them all in our latest podcast, all about books about orphans — these characters definitely struggle, but they also find adventure, and we’re along for the ride!

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  • Meet a Maniac and Mars Bars — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our Orphan book picks (The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Secret Garden)
  • An Orphan book review from YOU (Dave at Night)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is fractured fairy tales! So send us a review of your favorite fractured fairy tale and check out our picks for fabulous fractured fairy tales.

— Karen and Nancy

Dave At Night by Gail Carson Levine

September 22nd, 2010 by

Submitted by Audrey, Age 8 from California

Rating: ★★★★★

Dave At Night is a book about a kid named Dave that loses his father. He goes to the HHB (Hebrew Home for Boys). He runs away at night to a guy named Solly. That is all i will tell you because I don’t want to spoil the book.