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.
Flying the Dragon
The pink blooms on the cherry trees are fading in Washington, DC. And the Cherry Blossom Festival is virtual this year. But you can still fly a kite. Or fight with a kite. That's the battle in Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi. We reprise this episode taped live at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia where Natalie joined our young readers and answered their questions. Congressman Mark Takano is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Passenger on the Pearl by Winifred Conkling
This week marks the 173rd anniversary of the attempted escape of African American slaves on a ship docked at the Southwest waterfront, a ship called the Pearl.
This week, Book Club for Kids reprises "Passenger on the Pearl" by Winifred Conkling, taped before a live audience at Virginia's Fall for the Book Festival. Lolita Marie is our celebrity reader.
A Conversation with New Zealand Writer Brian Falkner
Are children's writers different than those who write for adults? New Zealand Brian Falkner has a few thoughts. He also shares his techniques for organizing his stories and talks about creating the next generation of young writers. Kitty Felde is host.
More author interviews at the website www.bookclubforkids.org.
Shooting Stars by Brian Falkner
Do you have a code for the way you live your life? Egan does. And the world wants to follow it. Egan has spent most of his life in the New Zealand bush. Can he survive the modern world and keep to his own code? That's our book Shooting Stars by Brian Falkner.
Readers from Southwell School in Hamilton, New Zealand discuss the book and ask questions of writer Brian Falkner. New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States Rosemary Banks is our celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Favorite Books from New Jersey and Illinois
Running out of good books to read? We're here to help. This week, we hear great book suggestions about tigers, horses, a sinking ship, and more! And we tell you how you can be on the show, too.
Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff
Read all the Harry Potter books? Looking for your next great fantasy novel? This week, we discuss The Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff. Jamari and Steven at Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C. are our readers. D.C. City Councilman Charles Allen is celebrity reader. Writer Henry Neff takes questions from readers across the country.
I mean yeah?!
Well I listen to this in bed and it is NOT calm!
Adam from Alisal here
So,I just want to say that I was on the Alisal episode and that it is not pronounced All-e-sall,it’s Al(a as in apple)-i(i as in interest)-sal(a as in apple).
Please read the books
Kind of boring, I would like it if you read the books.