Kidsmomo Podcast #51: “Yo, Daddy-o!”

June 29th, 2011 by

From Crush the Turtle to Mr. Quimby, fathers come in lots of shapes and sizes.

And today, on the heels of Father’s Day, we honor them all in our latest podcast, all about books about dads!


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  • “Father-daughter make-over time!” — aka our mystery book (AND special guest) revealed!
  • Our Books About Dads picks (Amalee and Danny, the Champion of the World)
  • A dad-son book review from YOU (Peak)
  • Disney animal dads
  • We praise our awesomeness

Also, don’t forget: we’re kicking off our special month-long Summer Grab Bag theme! So send us a review of any of your favorite books, or any new books you’re reading this summer. And check out our Summer Grab Bag picks — all books that we’ve never recommended on Kidsmomo before!

— Karen and Nancy

Photo by flickr user Jim, the Photographer

Peak by Roland Smith

December 23rd, 2010 by

Peak by Roland SmithSubmitted by Ryan, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

I really think that Peak is a good book because it gives you the feeling that you are really there. In peak a boy and his father go to Mount Everest and try to get to the top because if they do the boy will be the youngest to get there.

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

Peak by Roland Smith

April 1st, 2010 by

Peak by Roland SmithSubmitted by Hahaha me, Age 11 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★☆

He’s found illegally climbing skyscrapers. Vandalizing buildings. And plain being a moron. When all this happens, and the news reporters just have to be around, what do you do?

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You make him pack his bags and go live with a father he didn’t know at all, a father who has a plan to make Peak reach the top of Mount Everest before his fifteenth birthday. Does it sound terrible? To me, it does. To Peak, it doesn’t.

Will he reach the summit before his birthday? Does he plunge to a dramatic death? Will he make it to the top at all? I’m not spoiling anything. Just “Read it or weep”, as Kidsmomo says.