The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareSubmitted by Alexa, Age 10 from Illinois

Rating: ★★★★½

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is I thought very moving and it really shows you how we can treat other people when they are different then us. I would recommend this book to anyone 9 or above.

Kidsmomo Podcast #72: A Final Hurrah

June 24th, 2012 by

Our latest podcast = a total time machine!

Wonder what the future holds? We’ll give you a glimpse of the world years from now, after the oceans have covered most of the land.

More interested in the past? Journey into the 1760s American wilderness — and into a dangerous historical adventure… Or pick from 68 different time periods!

Don’t want to leave the present? Well, we’ve got stuff for you too — in the form of free stuff!

So tune in now, especially because this is our last bi-weekly podcast. The full announcement is in the podcast, but don’t worry — Kidsmomo isn’t going anywhere! We’re just taking the time to do other cool stuff that’s even bigger, like videos! contest and sweepstakes! author interviews! etc! Get your popcorn ready; it’s gonna be epic!

    Listen now:

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  • Karen’s book review: Dark Life by Kat Falls
  • Nancy’s book review: The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • A review from YOU: The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
  • Flashback hilarity audio montage (aka we’re ridiculous and huge dorks, but what else is new?)

Thanks for listening!

— Karen and Nancy

Kidsmomo Podcast #22: “You Go, Girl!”

March 30th, 2010 by

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Some women have a quiet, solid strength, while others show off their wild, take-no-prisoners style of power. And then there’s Karen and Nancy… We may not be up to the standards of Wonder Woman, but we can at least spread Girl Power through book recommendations! So check out our latest podcast, all about stories starring totally rockin’ gals. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

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  • Super Cinderella — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our literary heroines — including a censorship-fighting author and an awesome arachnid!
  • Our Girl Power picks (A Crooked Kind of Perfect and The Witch of Blackbird Pond)
  • A review from YOU (The Candy Shop War)

Also, don’t forget: to be fair to both genders, our new theme is books with boys’ names in the titles! So send us a review of your favorite boy-titled book, tell us about a male character you admire, and check out these books named after bros.

— Nancy and Karen

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

March 26th, 2010 by

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareSubmitted by Hahaha me, Age 11 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★☆

From her first sight of the Connecticut Colony, Kit knew life would be different. The Puritan community she lives in is harsh and expecting. She is not easily welcomed into her new home. Until the day she finds Hannah, the lonely old woman who lives in an isolated meadow. Hannah is kind and friendly, but some call her a witch…

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond is mysterious and thoughtful. Read it before you’re forced to read it in school! Somehow teachers have a way of choosing the worst books to read–but The Witch of Blackbird Pond is better than an old dusty book on the library shelf!