Kidsmomo Podcast #64: Celebs, Speed and Shenanigans

March 6th, 2012 by

Wanna hear how Karen embarrassed herself in front of a cool movie actress? Listen to our latest podcast!

Wanna hear how Karen embarrassed herself in front of a cute guy? Listen to our latest podcast!

Wanna hear about characters who deal with bullies, twin pranks, and possibly being part of a conspiracy? Again, listen to our latest podcast!

Wow, this podcast totally rocks, even if we do say so ourselves…

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  • Author appearances and celebrity sightings
  • Karen’s book review: Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
  • Nancy’s book review: Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers
  • A review from YOU: Found (Missing series Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Complete and utter humiliation for Karen :’-(

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

— Karen and Nancy

Bobby the Brave = the Best!

October 21st, 2010 by

A while back, I recommended Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee in our “What’s in a Name?” podcast. In that book, Bobby hugs a stinky sticky tree, teaches tricks to his pet goldfish, and somehow manages to anger every single girl in his class. It’s a little book, but that’s okay because Bobby’s got a lot of heart.

And now Bobby’s back! In Bobby the Brave (Sometimes), our hero has new pets, a new P.E. teacher — and a whole new set of problems! This time, the story’s more about Bobby’s life at home, in particular his relationship with his dad, which isn’t always perfect. You see, Bobby’s dad was a famous professional football player before he was injured and forced to retire. But now it looks like Bobby’s older sister, Annie, has inherited their father’s athletic skills on the gridiron. Bobby, on the other hand, has never been a whiz at football — so where does that leave him when it’s time for the family to toss around the ball in the yard?

Even though I’m not a big sports fan myself, I totally enjoyed Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) — even more than the first Bobby book! On top of the football stuff, there’s also fun with Halloween costumes, class picture day, and a school production of Annie. Plus, I really related to Bobby, even though I’m obviously perfect and never had any problems impressing my parents when I was a kid (hardy har har — no, really).

— Karen

When she was a bookworm kid, Karen’s parents enrolled her in a sports camp to “broaden her horizons” or some nonsense like that. Needless to say, she HATED it. So much, in fact, that she’s already told this story in at least one Kidsmomo podcast!

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Kidsmomo Podcast #23: “What’s In a Name?”

April 11th, 2010 by

Bobby Ellis-Chan. Henry Huggins. Alex Rider. Peak Marcello. A bunch of random names? Hardly! These guys’ monikers are all featured in book titles! And, of course, they’re all featured in our latest podcast, all about books with boys’ names in the titles:

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  • Call Nancy “Nate,” call Karen “Beck,” and call Alex Rider when you need a teen spy — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Boy vs. girl, boy vs. guppies, and boy vs. mountain — aka our Boy’s Name picks, plus one from YOU (Bobby vs. Girls [Accidentally], Henry Huggins, and Peak)
  • Even MORE kid-submitted reviews (The Hunt for the Seventh and the Babymouse series)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is author memoirs and autobiographies! So send us a review of your favorite author memoir and check out these awesome author memoirs and autobiographies.

— Nancy and Karen

Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

August 9th, 2009 by

millicent-minReviewed by: Cameron R., age 9, from Maryland

Rating: ★★★★½

millicent is a gnius and takes college classes even though she’s only a kid. she doesnt have any friends because she’s so snobby about being smart. but one day she meets emily who doesnt know anything about millicent’s genius because she’s new in town. so millie decides to pretend she’s not a genius so that emily will like her.

also, millie has to tutor stanford wong over the summer. he’s a boy at her school and their grandparents are friends. millie and stanford DO NOT like each other. they just do the tutoring because they have to.

but then stanford meets emily and they like-like each other and millie is worried that stanford will tell emily the truth about millie’s genius. i was so nervous to find out what was going to happen! lol! even though millie can be annoying i wanted her and emily to stay friends. read the book to find out what happens!