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.
A Conversation with Holly Goldberg Sloan
Writer Holly Goldberg Sloan talks about story construction, the difference between film and fiction, and describes her very unconventional childhood with host Kitty Felde.
More author interviews at www.bookclubforkids.org
Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan
What is a family? Willow Chance loves her adoptive parents. After they're killed in an accident, she helps create a new, very unusual family. Eighth graders from Roanoke Catholic School in Virginia discuss Holly Goldberg Sloan's New York Times best-selling novel "Counting By 7's" with host Kitty Felde. Actress Jo Mei reads from the book. Holly shares a secret about the book that she only shares when she makes classroom visits.
Barbara O'Connor on Teaching Writing to Kids
Writer Barbara O'Connor, author of last week's episode "Wish," talks to Kitty Felde about her technique of teaching writing to kids. She also talks about her own writing journey and why 4th graders are her ideal audience.
More interviews with writers of childrens books at our website www.bookclubforkids.org/writers-on-writing.
Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Do you wish upon a star? Or just when you’re blowing out birthday candles? Our book is full of ideas about how to make wishes. In fact, that’s the title of the book: “Wish” by Barbara O’Connor. Actress and playwright Dianna Burbano is celebrity reader. Our readers are from Multnomah Elementary School in Los Angeles. Kitty Felde is host.
Free reading tips at the website BookClubforKids.org.
James Nicol on Writing
James Nicol is the author of "The Apprentice Witch" which we discussed on the show. Now, he shares his thoughts on getting up the courage to share your work with the rest of the world.
Book Suggestions from Sweden and Iowa
Book suggestions from Iowa and Sweden!
Customer ReviewsSee All
I mean yeah?!
Well I listen to this in bed and it is NOT calm!
I just finished....
I mean, it can be calming. But,overall,I think that this is just not my style of calm..
I listen to this podcast and it's ok. I don't like the selection of books because even though I'm only 12 I'm a very advanced reader. This podcast has no books I know, and it's really fun to listen to podcasts about books you like. Although the episodes about books I don't know can be fun too, because since I'm a fast reader it's really hard to find a book I'll like. But this podcast spoils the book! I really wish there was a book club podcast for kids, with books on it that are new, but also some classics, such as Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. Maybe I should start a podcast when I'm older! All in all, I do listen to this podcast because it's the best kids book club podcast I can find, but I really don't love it