Press Release: Kidsmomo
At the last Kidlit Drink Night I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Tsai and Karen Wang and hearing about a new site they’ve recently created for child readers. Kidsmomo.com is engaging, enticing, and amusing by turns. It has videos, and podcasts, and book reviews, and (of course) a blog. Here’s what the creators have to say for themselves.
Our mission is to keep kids engaged in reading for pleasure by introducing them to quality books and series, highlighting the sheer variety of reading choices available, and presenting books and reading in a non-academic mode. Basically, we’re curating book info in a way that’s fresh and fun for kids. We’ve got:
* Weekly themes — such as books about dogs, funny books, fantasy series, and globe-trotting adventures
* Weekly podcasts featuring our book recommendations
* Kid-submitted book reviews, with peer commenting and rating
* A joint blog, which we update regularly with news and commentary about the world of children’s books.
For more about Kidsmomo, visit us online:
As we get Kidsmomo off the ground, please feel free to share the site with any kids roughly ages 8-13 who you think might like to participate. Our site is completely open to the public, and there is no registration required. You can use the "Contact Us" form on the site to send us any feedback about Kidsmomo. We’ll read everything that’s submitted!
And I have to say, I very much enjoyed this particular little video they had up on the site.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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