Book Club for Kids
Summary: 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 Literacy in Media Award.
Readers from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill debate what makes you smart as they discuss Gordon Korman's novel "Ungifted" with host Kitty Felde. KNX radio sports anchor Randy Kerdoon is celebrity reader.
The Girlfriends Book Club of Baltimore discusses Janet Macreery's "A Little Wicked" with host Kitty Felde. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg is celebrity reader. The episode was taped live at the National Archives' "Write Stuff" Festival.
Part of Kids Listen "Hit the Road!" Sweeps, this episode talks to kids from around the country whose road trip brought them to the National Archives in Washington, DC. They share their favorite books with Kitty Felde.
Book Club for Kids intern Nan Ding chose Tom Angleberger's "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" as her favorite episode. Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is celebrity reader and writer Angleberger shares how a story about sanitation led to his career as a writer of kids books.
Kids from the Book Power for Kids podcast share their favorite books with host Kitty Felde.
Readers from Belvedere Elementary in Falls Church, Virginia discuss the book, as well as the difficult choice between family and friends, and they even tackle a bit of philosophy. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham from New Mexico is celebrity reader.
Students from Maury Elementary in Washington, DC discuss Kate DiCamillo's story of friendship and packing your emotions in a suitcase. CBS TV channel 2 in Los Angeles political reporter Dave Bryan is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Kids from the East Rancho Dominguez branch of the LA County Library share their favorite books.
Kids from Maryland discuss the book, homeschool vs public school, green thumbs, and their favorite books. Actress Susan Stith is celebrity reader. Writer Kimberly Willis Holt discusses revision. Kitty Felde is host.
Bonus Episode - Favorite Books from Los Angeles
Students from LA's Cienega Elementary discuss Tracey Baptiste's folk tale from the Caribbean "The Jumbies." Actress Tamika Katon-Donegal is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Third graders from northern Michigan share their list of favorite books with host Kitty Felde.
Readers from Compton, California discuss Lynda Mulally Hunt's middle grade novel about dyslexia and learning to love reading "Fish in a Tree" with host Kitty Felde. The author discusses her own reading challenges. Actress Mimi Kennedy (Mom, Dharma & Greg, Midnight in Paris) is celebrity reader.
More conversation with best-selling writer Holly Goldberg Sloan about her novel "Counting by 7's" - tackling serious topics, writing for Hollywood films, and growing up all over the world.
What is a family? Willow Chance loves her adoptive parents. After they're killed in an accident, she helps create a new, very unusual famliy. 8th graders from Roanoke Catholic School dicuss the book "Counting by 7's" by Holly Goldberg Sloan with host Kitty Felde. Actress Jo Mei reads from the book. The writer shares a secret about the names in the book.