Kidsmomo Podcast #66: Ball Hogs and the Big Screen

April 4th, 2012 by

From our celeb crushes to a celeb who disappears. From a soccer star on the bench to a bully turned best friend. Even a kid who’s not supposed to exist…

In our latest podcast, we’ve got goodies for pop culture mavens, stories of school life turned upside down, and one kid’s review of a dystopian adventure. So, what are you waiting for?

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  • Movie news: The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
  • Karen’s book review: Vanishing Acts (Maggie Brooklyn Book 2) by Leslie Margolis
  • Nancy’s book review: Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano
  • Two reviews from YOU: How to Be Rude by Jessica Blair and Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Nancy in love and Karen on the case

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

How to be Rude! by Jessica Blair

March 30th, 2012 by

Submitted by Scotty, Age 10 from California

Rating: ★★★★★

I thought this book was funny! It didn’t really teach me how to be rude, that’s just the title. It’s about how Peter is tired of being too nice, so he gets Robbie, the school tough guy, to give him lessons. It turns out Robbie has trouble reading (maybe that’s why he’s mean!) so Peter helps him find books that are good to read. In the end, Peter learns that it’s cool to be yourself, and Robbie doesnt get held back again because of his reading grades. I also love that this books talks about other good books to read, like sweet farts by Raymond bean!