Kidsmomo Podcast #67: In the Ice and Underwater

April 18th, 2012 by

No one could ever accuse Karen of tooting her own horn — okay, fine, people could and they do… See what Karen is congratulating herself about this time! And also meet a royal storyteller trapped in the mountains, a mermaid finding her identity in the ocean, and a young farm boy discovering his destiny through a dragon’s egg. It’s all in our latest podcast!

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  • Karen busts a rhyme
  • Karen’s book review: Icefall by Matthew Kirby
  • Nancy’s book review: The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • A review from YOU: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Percy Jackson + Emily Windsnap = true wuv?

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

March 30th, 2012 by

eragon-christopher-paoliniSubmitted by Sydney, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

I thought this book was perfectly written and well plotted! This would be a good book for anyone who like fantasy and dragons. This book is about a boy named Eragon and his cousin Roran living in the small town of Carvahall. But all that changes when Eragon goes into the Spine(woods) and finds a dragon egg. Eragon soon finds out that he is one of the last types of dragon riders in the world. When the razacks find out of Eragon’s existance, they kill and burn the family farm. Eragon is furious and he sets out with a past rider whos dragons died. Eragon will soon find revenge on the king Galbatorix and the razacks.

Kidsmomo Podcast #48: “Boys Will Be Boys”

May 17th, 2011 by

“Let’s hear it for the boys!” Oh, wait, you probably don’t get that reference because it’s from an ’80s song and that was WAY before you were born. Well, now we feel really old…

But not matter — we’ll never be too old for cheese puff poetry, public vomiting, and monkey abduction. We’ve got all that and more in our latest podcast, all about books starring guys!

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  • “An epic egg-venture” — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our Books Starring Guys picks (Eighth-Grade Superzero and Big Nate: In a Class By Himself)
  • Favorite book pics from big-deal dudes (including Rick Riordan and Jeff Kinney)
  • A guy-focused review from YOU (Zoobreak)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is “Wacky, Gross, Weird — and Real!” So send us a review of your favorite nonfiction book and check out these “strange-but-true” nonfiction books!

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: Eragon

May 11th, 2011 by

This book trailer for Eragon was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Books Starring Guys theme. For more on Eragon, check out our “Boys Will Be Boys” podcast.

Imagine you’re just a regular old farmboy, minding your own business when — bam! — all of a sudden you find yourself in posession of a dragon egg. Not to mention all the adventure that comes along with it… That’s exactly what happens to the hero in Christopher Paolini’s Eragon. Watch our video to see where it leads!