The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

November 29th, 2009 by

warriorsReviewed by: Ayra, Age 10 from Ohio

Rating: ★★★★★

“Warriors” is a book series about cats that live in the wild. The first book, “Into the Wild”, features Rusty: A nice house-cat who lives with his humans. However, Rusty soon realizes there is a world beyong his yard. Rusty ventures into the wild and discovers a whole new community of wild cats. Rusty then abandons his easy life and goes to live with the wild cats. Will Rusty survive, or will the whole forest plunge into peril? This book is very interesting, and hooks you into the story as you go along. I would reccomend “Warriors” by Erin Hunter to you anyday! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do!

Kidsmomo Podcast #5: “Just a Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby”

September 21st, 2009 by

This week, reading fantasy series causes Nancy to question reality and Karen to talk abnormally fast. Plus, we discuss ginormous animals, a secret world under New York City, and endless feasts. If that sounds like a fantasy come true to you, then check out our latest podcast!

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  • Our featured fantasy series — oh, yeah, and Harry Potter too

And when you’re done listening, don’t forget: our next theme is books that have been made into movies! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these great books that have made it to the big screen.

— Nancy and Karen

Book Trailer: The Chronicles of Narnia

September 14th, 2009 by

This book trailer for the Chronicles of Narnia was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our Fantasy Series theme. For more on the Chronicles of Narnia, check out our “Sweet, Sweet Fantasy” podcast.

Seeing someone with your own eyes? Talking in person? What is this, the Stone Age? Sure, computers didn’t even exist back when C.S. Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia — but what if they had?

Check out our web-centric re-imagining of a scene from the first book in the series, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Fantastic Fantasy Series

September 14th, 2009 by

We love that famous boy wizard as much as you do (maybe even more, judging by Karen’s recent dream). But there are tons of other amazing fantasy series out there, ready to transport you to Olympus, the Inkworld, Middle Earth, Redwall Abbey, and everywhere in between and beyond. Here’s a sampling (in no particular order).

And if you’re a fan of any of these fantastic fantasy series, send in your review:

  1. The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (Karen’s pick)
  2. Redwall by Brian Jacques (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  5. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  7. Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
  8. The Ink-trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  9. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  10. Warriors by Erin Hunter
  11. The Pendragon Adventure by D.J. MacHale
  12. Children of the Red King by Jenny Nimmo

Or send in a review of your favorite fantasy series!

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