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.
Not Your All American Girl by Wendy Wan-Long Chang and Madelyn Rosenberg
As we celebrate our nation's birthday, we ask the question: What does an American look like?
Readers from Fulton County, Georgia discuss Not Your All American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang. Our celebrity reader is comedian Becca Nix Tham.
Check out the long list of favorite books at the website bookclubforkids.org.
Losing is Democratic: A Special Episode to Help Talk to Kids About January 6th
As you probably know, we also produce another podcast THE FINA MENDOZA MYSTERIES, an audiodrama designed to introduce elementary school kids to civics. Fina is the 10-year old daughter of a congressman who solves mysteries inside the US Capitol.
After the attack on the Capitol on January 6th of last year, we saw the need to help parents and teachers talk to kids about what happened – without scaring them half to death, and to put the insurrection in some sort of historic context that kids could understand. We created a special episode with curriculum that can be used in the classroom.
Now with the televised congressional hearings looking at the January 6th attack, we’ve again heard from parents looking for ways to have a conversation about January 6th with their kids. So this week, instead of talking about our favorite books, we’re talking about democracy.
There is FREE curriculum to accompany this episode.
More Book Suggestions from City of Stem Festival
Looking for your next great read? Our experts - kids from the City of Stem festival in Downey, California - have a few suggestions for host Kitty Felde.
Bees on the Roof by Robbie Shell
We take the show on the road to the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's stage at the Baltimore Book Festival for a conversation about Robbie Shell's novel BEES ON THE ROOF. Our group of readers have been meeting to talk about books almost since they first
Favorite Books from Loyola Village Elementary School
What makes a great book? Readers from Loyola Village Elementary School in Los Angeles have some answers.
Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
Imagine a world where deadly tornadoes are so common, kids can't ride their bikes outside anymore. That's the future Kate Messner writes about in Eye of the Storm. Students from Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia discuss the book with host Kitty Felde. Laura Furgione, Deputy Director of the National Weather Service is celebrity reader and talks about the science of tornadoes.
I love this podcast, can you please do The Giver?
This podcast is SO EXTRAORDINARY every night wen I go to bed I turn this podcast on and get tucked in and drift off to sleep 💤 but this podcast is not only good for going to sleep you can be doing something or you could binge it on a road trip or a long time you need to pass it’s great for people who like to read and I have one request for a book can you please please do the book shug please it is so good
In 2019 or 2018 me and my reading club did a podcast but it never got uploaded. I’m so sad :(