Kidsmomo Podcast #31: “Bug Juice”

August 17th, 2010 by

Not just a random pic. This photo will make sense after you listen to our podcast, we promise.

“Summer camp.” The words conjure up images of s’mores and sing-alongs, lanyards and lakes, creepy mysteries and nightmare campers and dictator-like camp directors… Right? No? Well, then you probably haven’t read the stories in our latest podcast, all about summer camp books. But don’t worry — we’ve got happy camp experiences too, from square dancing to saltwater taffy to ice cream sundaes at night! So tune in for a final taste of summer, Kidsmomo-style:

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  • A bat in Bunk Five, a sleeping bag on the floor, and romance in the air — aka our mystery book revealed, and our own camp stories
  • Greetings from camp; we’ve run away/solved a mystery/captured the flag! — aka our book picks and a review by YOU (Fat Camp Commandos,
  • Boxcar Children: The Summer Camp Mystery, and American Girl: Molly Saves the Day)
  • “We all scream for ice cream!” — aka kid-submitted camp story

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is books related to mythology! So send us a review of your favorite book related to mythology (from anywhere around the world) and check out our picks for marvelous mythology books.

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: There’s a Bat in Bunk Five

August 3rd, 2010 by

This book trailer for There’s a Bat in Bunk Five was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Summer Camp theme. For more on There’s a Bat in Bunk Five, check out our “Bug Juice” podcast.

You may not realize this, but first-time campers aren’t the only ones who get nervous about sleep-away camp. Counselors-In-Training are also newbies — and for the main character in Paula Danziger’s There’s a Bat in Bunk Five, there’s A LOT to learn…

Kidsmomo Podcast #9: “Hit the Road, Jack!”

October 27th, 2009 by

I call shotgun!

That’s right, it’s time for a little road trip with Kidsmomo! Okay, fine, we’re not actually going anywhere. But our latest podcast is all about books featuring road trips. PLUS, Nancy’s most embarrassing road trip memory and Karen’s worst puns yet!

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  • Our mystery book characters want to see Plymouth, Karen wants to see leaves, and Nancy doesn’t want anyone to see her face
  • Our road trip lit picks (Walk Two Moons and Becoming Naomi Leon)
  • A kid-submitted book rec (Call Me Hope)
  • PUNS!

And when you’re done listening, don’t forget: our next theme is spooky and supernatural books! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these creepy books perfect for Halloween or any time you want a good scare.

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: United Tates of America

October 19th, 2009 by

This book trailer for United Tates of America was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Road Trip theme. For more on United Tates of America, check out our “Hit the Road, Jack” podcast. Or load it onto your iPod for your next long car ride! (It’s better than listening to your parents’ music picks, we promise.)

Are we there yet? Why are you hitting yourself? I know you are, but what am I?

Ah, the sweet melodies of a family car ride. You probably know them well — perhaps you’ve even contributed. Oh, who are you kidding, you’ve definitely contributed. Watch our video and see how your hands-on experience compares to the road trip in United Tates of America by Paula Danziger!