The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

January 13th, 2012 by

The-Magic-HalfSubmitted by Kayla, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book takes you with a young girl Miri, to her life style, living with 2 sets of twins. She is the middle child. When people see her family out and about, they look at her older brothers, and younger sisters, but skip right over her in the middle. Miri gets sent to her room one day, for hitting her brother with a shovel, and finds a glass taped on the wall. Would you look through the glass? Well Miri does. The walls close in and Miri starts spinning, and she ends up back in her room, but it looks so different. Miri meets Molly, a girl that claims it is 1935, and that Miri is a fairy that has come to save her from her evil aunt and cousins. Will Miri ever be able to make it back to her time? What will happen to Molly? Read the book Magic Half By: Annie Barrows to find out!!

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