Charlie Bone and the Beast (Children of the Red King Series #6) by Jenny Nimmo

March 4th, 2015 by

Charlie Bone and the Beaset_Jenny NimmoSubmitted by Jordana, Age 9 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

Another great book by Jenny Nimmo!
I’d say the plot of the book makes 97% sense.
But best of all, I loved the wizardry.
It’s one of the most exciting books I’ve ever read.

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

December 15th, 2014 by

Midnight for Charlie Bone_Jenny NimmoSubmitted by Jessica, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Have you ever dreamed of people with special endowments combined with a mystery? The first book of the Charlie Bone series includes the mystery of Charlie`s missing father. Something weird is going on with him. His aunts say it`s an endowment but he tries to deny it. Having to answer that question is hard enough without having to find out about someone else`s past…

Kidsmomo Podcast #38: “The Boy Who Lived”

December 7th, 2010 by

With the new Deathly Hallows movie finally in theaters, there’s been tons of recent Harry Potter mania around the world. But sadly, no new HP books. [insert wail of despair here]

Luckily, there are other options for devoted Harry fans — and we’ve got them covered in our latest podcast, all about Harry Potter withdrawal. You’ll meet Olive, Percy, Charlie, Sophie, and Josh, plus hear why we’re wild about Harry!

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  • Not just another boy with a wand — aka our mystery book series revealed
  • More magical missions — aka our picks, plus a review from YOU (The Shadows, Percy Jackson, and The Alchemist)
  • Our overwhelming, irresistible, undeniable, extreme, immense, and perhaps excessive love for Harry Potter

Also, don’t forget: next up, we’re celebrating the countdown to 2011 with a special month-long theme dedicated to new beginnings! So check out our New Beginnings booklist. Plus, keep an eye out for a couple KidsmomoMos before the year is done: our review of the new Narnia movie and an interview with the creators of the Joey Fly, Private eye graphic novels!

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King)

November 17th, 2010 by

This book trailer for the Charlie Bone books was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Harry Potter Withdrawal theme. For more on Charlie Bone, check out our “The Boy Who Lived” podcast.

Imagine a British boarding school for kids with magical powers. Sound familiar? Well, we’re NOT talking about the Harry Potter series! These kids don’t need wands and spells; they’ve all got their own special gifts — from moving things with their minds to shape shifting. And our hero, well, he’s got an interesting way of traveling… Find out more in our video for Jenny Nimmo’s Charlie Bone books (aka the Children of the Red King series).