Swindle by Gordon Korman

November 6th, 2016 by

Submitted by Pat, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This is a story about a boy named Griffin and his friend Ben and they are trying to steal a special edition Babe Ruth baseball card that is worth millions so Ben doesn’t have to move away it is in a great series and you should read it

Swindle by Gordon Korman

October 13th, 2016 by

Submitted by Hunter, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

Swindle is a great book. They try to get a baseball card back from Swindle. Griffin breaks in Swindle’s store but the card is not their so they leave and find out the card is a Swindle’s house and then they make a plan.

Kidsmomo Podcast #52: “Endless Summer”

July 26th, 2011 by

Reach into our summer grab bag of book recs and what do you get? How about kid con men, for a start? Then a castle that may or may not be magical… And a time traveler hoping to rescue a new friend…

Yes, it truly is a mish-mosh of books in our latest podcast, but hey — summer’s the time for relaxing the rules, right? And also a time for ice cream treats. But back to our podcast…

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  • Ocean’s Eleven… Junior Edition” — aka our mystery book revealed!
  • Our Summer Grab Bag picks (The Enchanted Castle and The Magic Half)
  • A book review from YOU (Double Eagle)
  • We surprise even ourselves with our awesomeness!

Also, don’t forget: we’re kicking off a special month-long Fall Preview theme! So send us a review of any of our “in the meantime” picks, or any new books you’re reading this summer.

— Karen and Nancy

Book Trailer: Swindle

July 5th, 2011 by

This book trailer for Swindle was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Summer Grab Bag theme. For more on Swindle, check out our “Endless Summer” podcast.

Some kids set up lemonade stands. Others hold bake sales or car washes. But the hero of Gordon Korman’s Swindle decides to sell a valuable baseball card for some quick cash. The only problem? He sells it to a cheat.

Swindle and the On the Run series, both by Gordon Korman

November 11th, 2009 by


Author Gordon Korman

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Rating: ★★★★★

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An amazing author, gk’s books are simply amazing. You must read them and have them promoted to a movie!!!!!!!

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