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

Brand New Emily by Ginger Rue

December 23rd, 2010 by

Submitted by Alexis, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

This novel is about a middle schooler named Emily. Her mom died when she was young and she lives with her father. She is being picked on by a trio of mean girls at school, and she is completely sick of it.

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So when she and her father take a trip to New York, she sells the bracelet her mother gave her before she died to hire a woman to make her popular. Please read this book if you are interested in a mix of love stories, confusion, and new beginnings. This is a good book for ages 10-14.