Kidsmomo End of Summer Sweepstakes!

August 26th, 2013 by

Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

The new school year may be right around the corner, but don’t let that ruin the rest of your summer!

We know you’ve got a very busy schedule doing important things like eating popsicles and hanging out by the pool, so we’ll cut right to the chase:

It’s time for an End of Summer Sweepstakes! In other words, FREE BOOKS, people! Enter below for a chance to win our prize pack.


And if you want even more chances to win book prizes, we’ve got good news for you: We’re taking part in a Giveaway Hop — which means that a bunch of websites about kids’ books are all hosting their own book sweeps at the same time! (Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews blogs for organizing!)

NOTE: You guys can enter our sweepstakes yourselves, but a lot of the other Giveaway Hop sweepstakes are not specifically for kids. However, they are ALL related to books for kids, so please grab a parent and check out these sweeps together!

And also leave a comment and let us know: What are YOU reading right now, over your summer vacation?

Prize Pack includes:

Loki’s Wolves
Bamboo People
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

Enter before September 7th! See official rules.

This sweepstakes is now closed.

Happy Birthday to Us!

August 17th, 2010 by

Yes, you read that right — it’s our birthday! Today, Kidsmomo is one year old.

According to child development experts, if Kidsmomo were a human, we would just be mastering sitting without falling, attempting to crawl up stairs, and grasping objects with our thumbs and forefingers. But luckily for you, we’re not a human — we’re a website. So instead of being at the point where we’re just beginning to respond to our own name, we’re fully able to understand that it’s our birthday today, and most importantly, to par-tay!

So stay tuned for news later this week about how we’re planning to celebrate our birthday. Here’s a hint: it’s a sweepstakes! (Okay, so we may be more advanced than a baby, but apparently we’re not very good at keeping secrets…)

Thanks so much to all of you who have made this first year of Kidsmomo a blast for us! Please keep submitting your book reviews, stories, and comments. We love to hear from you!

— Karen and Nancy

Reminder: Boneshaker Book Giveaway!

May 27th, 2010 by

Look to the left. Check out that fiery red hair bursting into flames. And the overall-wearing girl riding the clickety-clackety bicycle, fearlessly pedaling forward on the ominous path. Don’t you want to read this book? DON’TCHA?

Well, if your answer is a resounding yes (and it totally should be), here’s a reminder that there are only a few more days left to enter our first-ever-and-don’t-make-it-our-last-Kidsmomo Book Giveaway. Learn more here, including how to enter the sweepstakes.

Have I mentioned that there are amazing illustrations inside the book, also? We’ll leave those for you to peruse when you get — or maybe even win? — a copy. Meanwhile, check out this awesome excerpt from The Boneshaker by Kate Milford:

The people who lived in Arcane were just like anyone else. They went to work, kept kitchen gardens and cats and dogs, and had jobs and children and houses with broken screen doors or squeaky porch steps. The children waited all year for summer holidays, then for winter holidays and presents, then for summer gain. There were bullies and victims, rich kids and poor ones, like there are anywhere.

But strange things can happen at the crossroads, and even if you were a perfectly normal child in a crossroads town you’d grow up hearing stories, maybe even see one of those odd happenings yourself. For instance, by the time she was thirteen years old Natalie Minks knew all those strange stories by heart. She knew the one about how the Old Village became an abandoned shell, and all the tales of that ancient forest to the southwest of Arcane, in which strange things had  walked long ago. She even knew why Mrs. Corusk, who kept a little farm at the north edge of town, insisted on living by candlelight when most everybody else had had electricity since before Natalie was born.

It was hard sometimes to tell which stories were true and which ones weren’t, but if Natalie was sure of anything, it was that in Arcane, you couldn’t be sure of anything at all.

Remember, the giveaway is open only until June 1st, so download an entry form and mail it in!

(No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.)

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