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Book Club for Kids podcast

Book Club for Kids

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award and the DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Humanitites. Named one of the top 10 podcasts for kids by THE TIMES of London.

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award and the DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Humanitites. Named one of the top 10 podcasts for kids by THE TIMES of London.

 

#100

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Would you like to live forever? When is it okay to lie? How do we prepare for a disaster? These and other big questions are tackled by students at Farmdale Elementary School in Los Angeles as they discuss The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Actress Satomi Hoffman is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host. www.bookclubforkids.org ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

16 MINS

16:57

20 Oct 2021


#99

Favorite Books from California

The 4th and 5th graders in the Bookopolis Book Club meet weekly to discuss, share, and celebrate their love of books. They share some of their favorites with us. ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

07 MINS

07:59

13 Oct 2021


#98

Hypatia Academy by Esther Goldenberg

Did Harry Potter make you wish you were going to boarding school? This week, we visit another extraordinary boarding school with invisible students and k'lepreechons. It's Hypatia Academy by Esther Goldenberg. It's the favorite book of this trio of Maryland readers. NPR's Morning Edition host Rachel Martin is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.   <a href= "http://www.bookclubforkids">www.bookclubforkids.org</a>   ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

23 MINS

23:28

06 Oct 2021


#97

An Interview with Canadian Writer Gina McMurchy-Barber

Is there a connection between archeology and writing? Writer Gina McMurchy-Barber digs deep with host Kitty Felde. <a href= "https://bookclubforkids.org">www.bookclubforkids.org</a> ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

08 MINS

08:56

29 Sep 2021


#96

The Jigsaw Puzzle King

Suppose you had a sibling with Down Syndrome? How would this change your life? That's the question in The Jigsaw Puzzle King by <a href= "http://ginabooks.com/">Gina McMurchy-Barber</a>. Readers from [Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Remote School] (https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/) in Ontario, Canada discuss the book and discuss the merits of peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.  We're joined by celebrity reader <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/TammyMcLeodPuzzler/">Tammy McLeod</a>, who just broke the Guinness World Record for speed, solving a jigsaw puzzle. Kitty Felde is host. ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

22 MINS

22:02

22 Sep 2021


#95

Bonus Sherri L. Smith

Where do ideas come from? Writer <a href= "https://www.sherrilsmith.com/">Sherri L. Smith</a> shares some of the things that inspired her writing. She also has some advice for young writers. [Kitty Felde] (https://kittyfelde.com/) is host. ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

04 MINS

04:06

15 Sep 2021


#94

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Hurricanes and pandemics - sounds like the latest headlines. But it's a dystopian novel by Sherri L. Smith called Orleans. Readers from the Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Maryland discuss the book with host Kitty Felde and talk about why dystopian novels are so popular with young readers. Public radio journalist Cheryl Devall is celebrity reader. More episodes at bookclubforkids.org ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

20 MINS

20:13

08 Sep 2021


#93

Back to School Special

Book Club for Kids wants to send you back to school with some inspiration from kidcasters from around the country. In this special bonus episode, you'll get a taste of what's available for young ears, produced by our colleagues at <a href= "https://www.kidslisten.org/">Kids Listen</a>, a collaborative of creators of content for kids.  ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

19 MINS

19:23

01 Sep 2021


#92

A Conversation with Christina Soontornvat

Attention fantasy writers: Christina Soontornvat, whose novel A Wish in the Dark offers some tips about world building in a mythical Thailand. More author interviews at www.bookclubforkids.org. ... Read more

25 Aug 2021

06 MINS

06:31

25 Aug 2021


#91

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

This week, readers at <a href= "https://www.meridianschool.edu/">The Meridian School</a> in Seattle discuss Christina Soontornvat's unusual novel A Wish in the Dark and interview the author. Actress Pimmie Juntranggur is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host. You can find a list of everyone's favorite book and find out how your young reader can be on the show at the website www.bookclubforkids.org. ... Read more

18 Aug 2021

22 MINS

22:51

18 Aug 2021


#90

Favorite Books from Around the World

Looking for some great end-of-summer book suggestions? Kids from around the world have some great suggestions. Kitty Felde is host. Complete list of books at www.bookclubforkids.org. ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

05 MINS

05:57

11 Aug 2021


#89

The Shadows by Jacqueline West

Looking for a late summer thriller? We discuss the first book in Jacqueline West's Books of Elsewhere series The Shadows with the Girlfriends BookClub Baltimore. Public radio journalist Doualy Xaykaothao is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host. Free reading tips at the website: <a href= "https://www.bookclubforkids.org/tips-for-reluctant-readers">bookclubforkids.org.</a> ... Read more

04 Aug 2021

17 MINS

17:16

04 Aug 2021


#88

A Conversation with Writer Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani explains why she chose to use diary entries to tell her story in The Night Diary and offers tips to young people about how to get their older relatives to open up about their life stories. Kitty Felde is host. ... Read more

28 Jul 2021

05 MINS

05:23

28 Jul 2021


#87

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

What would you bring with you if you had to leave your home forever? It's just one of the topics we discuss with readers from Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. as we tackle The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. It's a novel written as a diary about the creation of independent India and Pakistan. Our celebrity reader is actress Nivi Varanasi. Kitty Felde is host. ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

18 MINS

18:24

21 Jul 2021


#86

Favorite Books from the National Archives

We ask kids and their parents to answer our favorite question: what's your favorite book? Listen for some great summer reading suggestions! ... Read more

14 Jul 2021

05 MINS

05:05

14 Jul 2021


#85

A Little Wicked

We reprise our episode taped before a live audience at the National Archives. Readers from the Girlfriends BookClub Baltimore discuss A Little Wicked by Janet Macreery with host Kitty Felde. Celebrity reader is NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg. ... Read more

07 Jul 2021

45 MINS

45:16

07 Jul 2021


#84

Bonus Geoff Rodkey

Geoff Rodkey is both a successful screenwriter and writer of books for kids. Including "We're Not From Here." He talks about the difference between writing screenplays and novels, about science fiction, and about creating non-binary characters. Kitty Felde is host. Lots more interviews with authors at the website www.bookclubforkids.org. ... Read more

30 Jun 2021

09 MINS

09:30

30 Jun 2021


#83

Were Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey

Earth is doomed, so a band of survivors is looking for a friendly planet to save them. But our earthling reputation isn't so great. Will they be allowed to stay? Readers from Maury Elementary School discuss Geoff Rodkey's We're Not From Here. Our celebrity readers is Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio. Kitty Felde is host. Free reading tips: www.bookclubforkids.org ... Read more

23 Jun 2021

21 MINS

21:06

23 Jun 2021


#82

Favorite Books from Nantucket

We get book suggestions from readers at the Nantucket Book Festival.  www.bookclubforkids.org ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

09 MINS

09:58

16 Jun 2021


#81

Old Yeller

Pets play such an important part in our lives and the loss of an animal creates a hole in our hearts. The Newbery Honor award winning classic Old Yeller by Fred Gipson does the same thing. We hear from a trio of fifth graders from Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, DC who talk about their own pets. Actor and dancer Michael McKinley is celebrity reader. Dog expert Mia Cobb from Australia joins us. Kitty Felde is host.   www.bookclubforkids.org ... Read more

09 Jun 2021

24 MINS

24:07

09 Jun 2021