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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.

Book Club for Kids kitty felde

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 301 Ratings

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.

    Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

    Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

    Get out the Kleenex and a warm jacket and gloves. This week is a heartbreaking tale of troubled foster kid who finds comfort among a herd of cows in Maine. Readers from Carter G. Woodson Charter School in Chicago discuss "Orbiting Jupiter" by Gary D. Schmidt. U.S. Senator Angus King is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

    • 23 min
    A Conversation About Writing Collaboratively with Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

    A Conversation About Writing Collaboratively with Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

    How do you write a novel together without destroying a friendship? We ask the writers of "A Place at the Table," Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan. 

    • 8 min
    A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

    A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

    What does it mean to be an ally? How do you confront racism face to face? What's it like to be the child of an immigrant? And can food bring people together? We talk about it all with a trio of students from Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, DC. Writers Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan answer questions about writers block from our readers. Our celebrity reader is USA Today journalist Tami Abdollah. Kitty Felde is host.

    • 21 min
    Bonus: Lots of Wimpy Kid and Minecraft

    Bonus: Lots of Wimpy Kid and Minecraft

    Got a favorite book? Need a great book to read next? These fourth graders from Cienega Elementary School in Los Angeles have LOTS of suggestions.

    • 4 min
    Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

    Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

    Want to keep that Halloween feeling going? We offer a Southern tale of witches and spooky houses. And the Civil War. It's Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. We're lucky to have DC's Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton as our celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

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    • 20 min
    Bonus: Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

    Bonus: Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

    As an added bonus episode of Book Club for Kids, we wanted to share this snippet from our other podcast The Fina Mendoza Mysteries. It's the story of a 10-year-old detective on Capitol Hill, but it's also a family story about coming to terms with the death of Fina's mother on Dia de los Muertos.

    There is also free curriculum that accompanies this episode:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y6Slt859SgCvwQe4lqx5yIC4tyPvmylW/view?usp=sharing

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
301 Ratings

301 Ratings

Family Ritchie ,

LOVE!!!!!!

I love this podcast, can you please do The Giver?

MomSlice1 ,

Great show!

We find out about so many great reads thanks to this fantastic show!

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Hi

We never know what the books are about

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