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Book Club for Kids is a podcast where middle school readers discuss the books they love with host Kitty Felde. The author answers questions. A celebrity reads from the book.



Book Club for Kids

The Free Podcast where kids talk about books

This week: pax by sara pennypacker

A story about a boy and his fox, about war and peace, about strangers and family.

Students from Hanover Middle School in Pennsylvania - located not far from the Gettysburg battlefield - discuss Sara Pennypacker's novel "Pax" with host Kitty Felde. They consider what it would be like to live next door to a war.

The writer tells how she chose to write about a fox and public radio legend Jay Allison is celebrity reader.


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Coming Soon:


Moo - Sharon Creech

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano - Sonia Manzano

Tales from the Odyssey - Mary Pope Osborne

Loving vs. Virginia, a Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case - Patricia Hruby Powell

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

Orphan Island - Laurel Snyder

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

One Amazing Elephant - Linda Oatman High

Miracle's Boys - Jacqueline Woodson


                       Start reading now!

What folks say about us:

Excellent biweekly podcast
— Common Sense Media
The best thing about it is that kids talk, not parents.
— Fifth grader from San Gabriel, California
This is fabulous! And I’m not the star: Those kids shine like jewels. Awesome readers, thinkers and speakers. And a Congresswoman who was on the front lines! And can I just say the production quality was tip top all the way. So seamless and engagement. So well put together. I was pleasantly astounded!
— Rita Williams-Garcia, author of "One Crazy Summer"
I learned that reading books will take you on an adventure that you will never forget.
— participant from East Rancho Dominguez Library, Compton, California
I felt so honored to be included in your podcast. Thank you for what you are doing for young people and books. You are touching lives.
— Kimberly Willis Holt, author of "Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel"
It made me feel more connected to the book.
— 5th grader from Washington, DC
The best thing about Book Club for Kids is friends coming together reading books.
— 5th grader from Falls Church, Virginia
Talking to other people about a book makes my brain grow by hearing other opinions.
— 5th grader in Mr. Rodriguez' class at LA's Ambassador School of Global Education

"Thank you, again, for all that you do for our students.  I know that the 5th graders were beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to talk about what they've read and express themselves to someone who is very interested in their opinions, but most importantly, in them."

                                                                        - Flordeliza L. Cadiz Marks, Library Media Specialist, Maury Elementary School, Washington DC

The program was the best! It was so inviting. It is by kids for kids.
— 5th grader at Hanover Middle School in Pennsylvania
I would recommend it because kids want to be heard.
— another 5th grader from Hanover Middle School
Our students love participating in the discussions. You and your podcast are truly inspiring and appreciated.
— Britany Locher - Jefferson Academy, Washington DC
My daughter’s specific book club discussion transitioned into a larger discussion on bullying and elementary schools...I forwarded your link to her teacher and principal. This gave them a interesting perspective on what bullying is like in the elementary schools from a child’s perspective.
— Diane Devendorf - Old Town Alexandria Mom of Teens

Book Club for Kids has joined with the producers of Brains OnEar Snacks,Tumble Science Podcast for KidsSparkle StoriesStory Pirates, and The Show About Science to create the advocacy group Kids Listen. Our goal is to create a community of podcasters for young ears, growing the genre, and developing standards and ethics. 

Book Club for Kids host/executive producer Kitty Felde is recipient of a 2017 Arts and                 Humanities Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Book Club for Kids host/executive producer Kitty Felde is recipient of a 2017 Arts and                 Humanities Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.