Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith

November 17th, 2017 by

Zach's Lie Roland SmithSubmitted by Sophia, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

it is so good

Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith

December 18th, 2015 by

Zach's Lie Roland SmithSubmitted by olivia, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book is about a boy named Zach who is in the witness protection program. Is it Jack of Zach? Does the family live in Portland, Oregon or Elko, Nevada? Are Zach and his family ever going to live a normal life? Well any way this book made me jump out of my seat. So many things happen throughout this book. Also Peter, Zach’s enemy, got threated by Alonzo who is a bad guy. My favorite part was when they were in the Rubies camping in their tent. Then a bad guy who was with Caitlyn called for Zach. This part is closer to the end but it has a lot of suspense. I recommend this book to whoever loves action and surprises.

Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith

December 16th, 2015 by

Zach's Lie Roland SmithSubmitted by Tanzie, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

Zach’s Lie is a really fantastic book. This is a mystery book. The main character is a boy named Jack Osborne. He is in the Witness Protection Program. His dad works for a drug cartel. Criminals are after Zach and his family, to get to Mr. Osborne, who is in jail. So Jack, his sister, Joanne, and their mom, Mrs. Osborne get put into the Witness Protection Program. They move to Elko, Nevada. They started a new life, and were happy…until….*suspense*…. My favorite part of this book was when Alonzo, the bad guy found out that Zach was in the WPP and they teamed up to save the Osbornes.I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery where you feel the character’s feelings. Anyone who likes relating to the character should read this.

Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith

May 25th, 2014 by

zachs-lieSubmitted by Donovan, Age 12 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

Zach is a kid who’s house got raided by a guy named Alonzo and go’s into witness protection. He manages to keep his family because his family is on the line.

Storm Runners by Roland Smith

April 3rd, 2014 by

Storm Runners Roland SmithSubmitted by Collin, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is the first book in the Storm Runners series. Also this book has a lot of exciting parts. The best thing about the book is when they leave the school to go home.

Independence Hall (I,Q: #1) by Roland Smith

August 27th, 2013 by

IQ_RolandSmithSubmitted by Noah, Age 14 from Ohio

        Do you like fast-paced adventure books with spying, car chases, and much more? If you do, the I,Q series is the book for you! It all starts when new step siblings, Q’s and Angela’s rock-star parents are getting married! They are going on a cross-country tour, and to make family-time they decided to travel alone on a modern, high-tech motorhome. Q and Angela are going to be going to school on their new laptops, and their big project is going to be to make a website about all the places they travel to!
        The kids soon realize that they are being followed. Angela tells Q that her mother was a Secret-Service Agent that was killed in the line of duty. These events lead them to an adventure that they might rather not be in!
        This book was an awesome book, and really did keep you at the edge of your seat! People that like fast-paced books, and books that include spies, and other things I mentioned in the first paragraph would absolutely love the book! Another thing is people that like fiction books that almost seem real! This book was an awesome book and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

I,Q. Book One: Independence Hall by Roland Smith

March 19th, 2012 by

Submitted by Crisitina, Age 12 from Florida

Rating: ★★★★☆

The main character is Q; a.k.a. Quest. His mom, Blaze, a famous musician; just married Rodger, also a famous musician. Together they are Match; but this story is not about them. They go on tour with the whole family; Rodger thinks that his previous wife is dead. On tour Angela, Rodger’s daughter, finds out that her real mom might still be alive. Q and Angela have terrorists following them and they have to save themselves and find Angela’s mom before the terrorists. If you enjoys spy novels or griping chases this is the book for you!

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 #36: “Mysterious Forces At Work”

October 26th, 2010 by

Somehow, we ended up with a strange crew of detectives in our latest podcast, all about mysteries. We’ve got a riddle-solving rodent, an investigating insect, and a mastermind Mudshark. Wha…? Guess you’ll just have to tune in if you want to get to the bottom of this enigma!

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  • A resourceful rodent and plenty o’ cheese — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Our mystery picks (Mudshark and Joey Fly, Private Eye)
  • A musical interlude from Weezer
  • A book rec from YOU (Cryptid Hunters)

Also, don’t forget: to get ready for Halloween, our new theme is spooky stuff! So send us a review of your favorite spooky book and check out our picks for Halloween last year, plus our new list of even more spooky stories.

— Karen and Nancy

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