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 Canadian writer Arthur Slade
Arthur Slade writes slightly dark middle grade and YA fiction. How dark? We ask him.
Flickers by Arthur Slade
A pair of twins from rural Canada take Hollywood by storm. But there's a darker side to their life in silent movies. Readers from Gilbert Paterson Middle School in Lethbridge, Ontario discuss Arthur Slade's novel Flickers. Our celebrity reader is actor, comedian, and game show host Gavin Crawford. Kitty Felde is host.
Spoiler alert: this episode includes plot details.
A Conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson
Writer Laurie Halse Anderson talks about writing that first draft, where she finds inspiration, and track and field with host Kitty Felde.
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
What role did African-Americans play in the Revolutionary War? Chains - the first in a trilogy by Laurie Halse Anderson - takes us to Manhattan in the 1770's. A trio of readers from Maryland discuss the book. Actress S.W. James is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Favorite Books from Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia
Looking for ideas of how to spend that holiday gift card? Readers from Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia have lots of suggestions for favorite books!
Bomb - Steve Sheinkin
Olympians Ares - George O'Connor
Finding Junie Kim - Ellen Oh
Big Nate- Lincoln Peirce
The Tail of Emily Windsnap - Liz Kessler
Ms. Rapscott's Girls - Elise Primavera
The Baby-Sitters' Club - Anne M. Martin
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Henry Huggins - Beverly Cleary
Pinkalicious - Victoria Kann
Twins - Varian Johnson
The Vampire Book: Encyclopedia of the Undead - J. Gordon Melton
The Werewolf Book: Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings - Brad Steiger
The Never Girls - Kiki Thorpe
Cleopatra in Space - Mike Maihack
The Gingerbread Man - Gail Yerrill
Honestly Katie John - Mary Calhoun
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Do you see colors when you do math problems? The heroine of A MANGO SHAPED SPACE. Kids from the Mother/Daughter Book Club at One More Page bookstore in Virginia discuss the book. Writer Wendy Mass says the idea literally jumped out at her from the shelf.
I love this podcast, can you please do The Giver?
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I love this podcast. I can listen to my favorite authors talk about their books and what inspired them to write and what their ideas where in the first place and what they changed from their first idea to the finished product