Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

November 19th, 2014 by

HatchetSubmitted by Reo, Age 10 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

If you are looking for a good outdoors book Hatchet is a book for you. Brian is a thirteen year old boy whose plane crashes in the wilderness. He survives the crash but can he survive the wilderness on his own? Read to find out.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

March 23rd, 2014 by

HatchetSubmitted by mikey, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Hatchet is a realistic fiction story with great details. The author is Gary Paulsen. The main character Brian got stranded in a plane crash and he has to get to his family soon because he isn’t healthy anymore and he needs food and he’s in a Canadian forest. My favorite part is when he gets stranded and has to survive with just a hatchet because its interesting. I liked this book SO much it’s a (great cliff hanger)

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

October 1st, 2013 by

HatchetSubmitted by Kelsey, Age 10 from Kentucky

Rating: ★★★★★

I love this book so much!!!

Tracker by Gary Paulsen

January 4th, 2013 by

Submitted by CHRIS, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This Book was awsome but it was very sad if u ever read this or any Gary Palsen book i would recomed reading the Hatchet series

Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen

January 2nd, 2013 by

Submitted by Zachary, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was really great! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole book. This book is also a part of a series. I recommend this book to childern all ages.

Lawn Boy: Book Review

October 20th, 2011 by

lawn-boy-gary-paulsen-book-reviewIt all starts with an old lawn mower.

In Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen, the narrator’s grandmother gives him an old lawn mower for no apparent reason — and before long, he’s having a summer of epic proportions!

One lawn mowing job turns into two, turns into a few more, turns into a big business, turns into big money… And although the narrator is kind of surprised and confused as it all happens, I was totally delighted at each new development. I even laughed out loud while reading Lawn Boy on the subway — causing strangers to give me funny looks. But I didn’t care because I was having too good a time reading the book!

Lawn Boy is a great read when you’re in the mood for something quick and funny — it’s short and goes at a fast pace (probably even faster than that old lawn mower!). So give it a try, and then leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!

— Karen

Karen always took summer classes or attended day camp when she was growing up, so she never did jobs around the neighborhood. Too bad. She could have made a killing in baked goods and lemonade!

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Kidsmomo Podcast #36: “Mysterious Forces At Work”

October 26th, 2010 by

Somehow, we ended up with a strange crew of detectives in our latest podcast, all about mysteries. We’ve got a riddle-solving rodent, an investigating insect, and a mastermind Mudshark. Wha…? Guess you’ll just have to tune in if you want to get to the bottom of this enigma!

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  • A resourceful rodent and plenty o’ cheese — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our mystery picks (Mudshark and Joey Fly, Private Eye)
  • A musical interlude from Weezer
  • A book rec from YOU (Cryptid Hunters)

Also, don’t forget: to get ready for Halloween, our new theme is spooky stuff! So send us a review of your favorite spooky book and check out our picks for Halloween last year, plus our new list of even more spooky stories.

— Karen and Nancy

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