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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.


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Absolutely Almost - Lisa Graff

Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl

Bees on the Roof - Robbie Shell

Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel - Kimberly Willis Holt

Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson

Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade - Denise Vega

Counting by 7's - Holly Goldberg Sloan

Crenshaw - Katherine Applegate

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Dead End in Norvelt - Jack Gantos

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

Eye of the Storm - Kate Messner

The First Rule of Punk - Celia Perez

Fish in a Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Flying the Dragon - Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Foxheart - Claire Legrand

Gilded - Christina Farley

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Shang

The Honest Truth - Dan Gemeinhart

Hoodoo - Ronald L. Smith

The Hound of Rowan - Henry Neff

Hour of the Bees - Lindsay Eager

Hypatia Academy - Esther Goldenberg

I Lived on Butterfly Hill - Marjorie Agosin

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl

The Jumbies - Tracey Baptiste

The Lions of Little Rock - Kristin Levine

A Little Wicked - Janet Macreery

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

A Mango Shaped Space - Wendy Mass

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent - Linda Urban

Moo - Sharon Creech

Old Yeller - Fred Gipson

One Amazing Elephant - Linda Oatman High

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia

Orbiting Jupiter - Gary D. Schmidt

Orleans - Sherri L. Smith

Orphan Island - Laurel Snyder

Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories - Mary Amato

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

Passenger on the Pearl - Winifred Conkling

Pax - Sara Pennypacker

Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Revolution - Deborah Wiles

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano - Sonia Manzano

Ribblestrop - Andy Mulligan

The Shadows - Jacqueline West

Spy Mice - Heather Vogel Frederick

Spy School - Stuart Gibbs

Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger

The Tiger Rising - Kate DiCamillo

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

Turtle in Paradise - Jennifer L. Holm

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

When the Sea Turned to Silver - Grace Lin

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead

Wonder - RJ Palacio

The Worst Class Trip Ever - Dave Barry

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina


recommendations from our readers:

Recommended by Jefferson Academy's Aarianna, Enyjaih, and Reece:

"Little Women" - Louisa Mae Alcott

"145th Steet" - Walter Dean Myers

Recommended by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton:

"Treasure Island" - Robert Louis Stevenson

Recommended by Kami Garcia:

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" - C.S. Lewis
"The White Mountains" - John Christopher
"The Hobbit" - J.R.R. Tolkien
"Spiderwick" - HollyBlack/Tony DiTerlizzi
"The Graveyard Book" - Neil Gaiman

Recommended by Kwame Alexander:

"The Greatest: My Own Story" - Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham

"Manchild in the Promised Land" - Claude Brown and Nathan McCall

"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" - Mildred D. Taylor

"Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes" - David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad

Recommended by Tarik Black: 

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" - Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

Recommended by the kids of Watkins Elementary:

"Stat: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court" - Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell

"Picture Yourself Legend Tripping: Your Complete Guide to Finding UFOs, Monsters, Ghosts, and Urban Legends in Your Own Backyard" - Jeff Belanger  

"John Henry" - Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

"House of Robots" - James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

"National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On!" - Becky Baines

Recommended by Jefferson Academy's Malique, Tarahn, and Nicco: 

"Maximum Ride" – James Patterson

"Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream" - Deloris and Roslyn M. Jordan

Recommended by Isy Mead from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center:

"Boy" - Roald Dahl

Recommended by Dorothy, Sabine, and Robert at Equitas Academy: 

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" – J.K.Rowlings
"The Road" – Cormac McCathy (mature)
"Savvy" – Ingrid Law

Recommended by Henry Neff:

"Where the Wild Things Are" – Maurice Sendak
"Lord of the Rings" – J. R. R. Tolkien
"Dune" – Frank Herbert
Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Recommended by Jamari Lucas and Steven Gul at Jefferson Academy:

"Artemis Fowl" – Eoin Colfer
"Things Not Seen" – Andrew Clements

Recommended by Maguire:

"Saige"– Jesse Haas

Recommended by Congressman Brad Ashford:

View from the Summit: The Remarkable Memoir by the First Person to Conquer Everest - Sir Edmund Hillary
The Hardy Boys
Recommended by the Book Worm Girls book club, Victoria, Malia, Reece, and Bella
Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
Out of My Mind – Sharon M. Draper
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Recommended by Amandla,  Imani, Angela, and Eunhea:

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Liberty Porter, First Daughter -  Julia DeVillers and Paige Pooler
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
A Bridge to Terabithia -  Katherine Paterson

Passenger on the Pearl - Winifred Conkling

Books recommended by Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth:

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Rick Riordan

Recommended by Winifred Conkling

Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo

Recommended by Lolita Marie

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein


Recommended by the Mother/Daughter Book Club at One More Page:

Finally Wendy Mass
Moon Over Manifest – Clare Vanderpool
Three Times Lucky - Sheila Turnage
Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
Wonder – Raquel J. Palacio
Out of My Mind – Sharon Draper
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – Jacqueline Kelly
Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
Warriors series – Erin Hunter

Recommended by Claudia Peschuitta: 

The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster

Recommended by Mandalit Del Barco:

The Wizard of Oz series – Frank Baum

Recommended by Lila and Julia:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
Nancy Drew mysteries - Carolyn Keene
The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer
Alex Morgan soccer series

Recommended by Adam:
H.I.V.E. series – Mark Walden

Books Recommended by Dainicia, Naomi, and Nya:

Silence - Natasha Preston

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl - Paige McKenzie

Recommended by Sherri L. Smith:

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

Recommended by Cheryl Devall:

The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken– Wendell Pierce

Recommended by the kids from Thomson and Two Rivers Elementary Schools:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
Geronimo Stilton - Elisabetta Dami
Ronaldinho: Football's Flamboyant Maestro - Jethro Soutar
Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend - Luca Caioli

Recommended by Tom Angleberger:

Lizard Music – Daniel Pinkwater

Recommended by Lalo Alcaraz:

Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes - Christopher Knowles

Books recommended by Ulysses, Oscar, Penn, and Surya of Sequoyah School in Pasadena:

Spy School – Stuart Gibbs
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard - Rick Riordan
Ungifted – Gordon Korman
Space Case – Stuart Gibbs

Recommended by students at St. Lucy Catholic School:

The Secret Hum of a Daisy – Tracy Holczer
Superfudge – Judy Blume
Under the Blood Red Sun – Graham Salisbury
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Potterwookiee: The Creature from my Closet – Obert Skye

Recommended by Sharon Draper:

Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston – Valerie Boyd

Books Recommended by Frances, Leah, Ilona, and Madi:

The Mortal Instruments series - City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

The Mallory Towers series - Enid Blyton

The Warriors series - Erin Hunter

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Recommended by Wendy Shang:

The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster

Recommended by Congresswoman Judy Chu:

Nancy Drew mysteries - Carolyn Keene

Recommended by Nadia, Anna, Riya, and Nadia Trinidad:

Because of Mr. Terupt - Rob Buyea

Fault in Our Stars - John Green

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

The Wish Stealers - Tracy Trivas

Recommended by Ronald L. Smith:

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet - Eleanor Cameron

Recommended by Lina, Kyra, and Ava:

Radiance - Alyson Noel

Hoot - Carl Hiaasen

A Night Divided - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Recommended by Markel, Jhandira, and Amelia :

Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan

Divergent series - Veronica Roth

The Unwanteds - Lisa McMann

Recommended by Katherine Applegate:

Charlotte's Web - E. B. White

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent - Linda Urban

Recommended by Carolina, Jack, and Eleanor:

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls - Claire Legrand

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

Recommended by Andy Mulligan:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Recommended by Sara, Mateo, and Max:

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart

Moone Boy - Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy

Recommended by Laura Furgione:

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Recommended by the Ottumwa, Iowa Public Library Middle School Book Club:

Smile – Raina Telgemeier
Magnus Chace and the Gods of Asgard – Rick Riordan
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Russian Roulette – Anthony Horowitz
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Mark of the Dragonfly – Jaleigh Johnson
The Amazing Book is Now On Fire – Dan Howell & Phil Lester
Goosebumps series – R.L. Stine
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Rick Bunsen and Golden Books
The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins

Recommended by Leandra, Rio, Paula, Marianne, and Gabby:

The Iron Trial - Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

We All Looked Up - Tommy Wallach


Books Recommended by the Baltimore Book Club:

Black Water - D.J. MacHale (part of the Pendragon series)

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

Authors Recommended by Jacqueline West:

Roald Dahl

Kate DiCamillo

Eva Ibbotson

Neil Gaiman

Books recommended by the girls of Jefferson Academy:

The Red Sun - Alane Adams


The Ghost Huntress - Marley Gibson

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

                                                                                               Recommended by Congresswoman Barbara Lee:

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho


Pasadena's favorite books:

Spy School - Stuart Gibbs

Space Case - Stuart Gibbs

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Magnus Chase - Rick Riordan

Chicago's favorite book:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick


Favorites from William, Tejas, Anish, Emma, Natalie, and Lexie:

Magnus  Chase – Rick Riordan
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life – Wendy Mass
Mouse Net – Prudence Breitrose
Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood – Richard E. Kim
The Selection Series – Kiera Cass
The Land of Stories – Chris Colfer

Book suggestions from Gennifer Choldenko:

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Across Five Aprils - Irene Hunt

The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Book suggestion from Ron L. Smith:

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Book suggestion from Jack Speer:
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
Go Dog, Go – P.D. Eastman

Favorites from the audience at the Gaithersburg Book Festival
Oh, Say Can You See – Dr. Seuss
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Anything by Sydney Sheldon, Stephen King or Dan Brown

Book Recommendations from Carter G. Woodson:

Addy on the Inside – James Howe
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle  
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Mark of the Thief - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Book Recommendations from Senator Angus King:

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
Lincoln at Gettysburg – Garry Wills
Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America – Angus King

Book Suggestions from Chloe, Lena, Claire, Enzo, Daisy, Ayesha, Abby, Beatrice, Avery, Alexander, Ian, Anna, and Lily

at the Nantucket Book Festival:

The World According to Humphrey - Betty C. Birney

Canterwood Crest series - Jessica Burkhar

The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani

Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling

The Illiad - Homer

The Divergent series - Veronica Roth

Fish in A Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Roller Girl - Victoria Jamieson

Half a Chance - Cynthia Lord

Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty

Science Encyclopedia - 

The Giver - Lois Lowry

City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau

Michael Vey series - Richard Paul Evans

Dark Life - Kat Falls

Nancy Drew mysteries - Carolyn Keene

68 Rooms - Marianne Malone

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Books Recommended by Adam and Marcus:

The Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

The Legend of Zelda series - Jack C. Harris

Recommended by the 4th and 5th graders at the Bookpolis Book Club:

Wonder – R. J. Palacio
The Divergent series – Veronica Roth
Knightly Academy – Violet Haberdasher
The Land of Stories – Chris Colfer
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Out of My Mind – Sharon L. Draper
Warren the 13th – Tania del Rio
Charlotte’s Web - E.B White
The Candy Makers – Wendy Mass    
The War that Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Five Kingdom series – Brandon Mull

Recommended by the 6th graders at the Bookpolis Book Club:

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking – Erin Dionne
The Clique – Lisi Harrison
Five Kingdoms – Brandon Mull
11 Birthdays – Wendy Mass
Savvy – Ingrid Law
The Lunar Chronicles – Marissa Meyer

Favorite books from the kids at Academia Cotopaxi in Ecuador:

Guinea Pig Scientists Mel Boring

The Martian - Andy Weir

Love, Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

Wonder - RJ Palacio

Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins

The Meaning of Maggie - Megan Jean Sovern

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger

Mockingbird - Kathryn Erskine

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

The Giver - Lois Lowry

Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix

Flora and UlyssesKate DiCamillo

Books Recommended by Chelsea, Maggie, and Bridget

Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
Out of My Mind – Sharon Draper
Savvy – Ingrid Law
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins


Books Recommended by Demie and Mejae

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor

Inside Out and Back Again - Thanhha Lai


Books Recommended by the Baltimore Girlfriends Book Club:

Nightmares - Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

President of the Whole Fifth Grade - Sherri Winston

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

The Apothecary - Maile Meloy

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

Robbie Shell's favorite books:

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

Hoot - Carl Hiaasen

Grace Baker's favorite book:

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

Books Recommended by Wyatt, Rosemary, Raymond, and Brian Jesse from Ionia, Michigan:

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth - Judd Winick

Ghosts - Raina Telgemeier

Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves - Kazu Kibuishi

Books Recommended by Arianna, Rahel, and Jonathan from Washington, DC:

Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo

Geronimo Stilton - Geronimo Stilton

El Deafo - Cece Bell & David Lasky

Books Recommended by Chloe in Carlstadt, New Jersey:

The English Roses - Madonna

Scary Book Recommended by Kitty:

Hoodoo - Ron L. Smith

Book Recommendations from Ellie, Leah, and Helena:

Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

The Mazerunner series - James Dashner

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Books Recommended by Mia Cobb:

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know - Alexandra Horowitz

Alanna - Tamora Pierce


Books recommended by: Afam, Kate, Lily, Robel, Sophie, Nattie, Grace, Amelia, Ellen, Amelia, and Celeste

The Map of Everywhere – Carrie Ryan

Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Stone Rabbit and the Deep Space Disco – Erik Craddock

Counting by Sevens – Holly Goldberg Sloan

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

Hatchet – Gary Paulsen

The Magic Treehouse – Mary Pope Osborne

Flora and UlyssesKate DiCamillo

Walk Two MoonsSharon Creech


Favorite Books from Claire, Harper, and Charlotte:

Out of My Mind – Sharon M. Draper
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Rigg
Wonder – R.J. Palacio

Favorite Books from Dan Gemeinhart:

Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech

Love That Dog – Sharon Creech
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
A Snicker of Magic – Natalie Lloyd

Recommended by Christina Dale:
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver


Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Warriors - Erin Hunter

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel - Megan Morrison

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente


Holes - Louis Sachar


Favorite Books from Ashley, Fatima, Josue, Mark, Marissa, and Bryan:

Fairy Tales – Jacob Grimm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Alan Dean Foster
The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
Stone Soup – Marci Brown
Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

Kitty’s Favorite Book:
Skellig – David Almond

Valerie Plame’s Favorite Books:
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life – David Finnegan

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

Heather Vogel Frederick’s Favorite Book:
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

Favorite Book Suggestions from DC's Crossing the Street SW Festival:

Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Running Out of Time – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
Papa’s Stories – Delores Johnson
Frozen – RH/Disney
Ninja Turtles – Random House
Books on Egypt:
Egyptology – Emily Sands
Sons of the Sphinx – Cheryl Carpinello
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) – Mary Pope Osborne
Junie B. Jones – Barbara Park
SBQR series – John Maddox Roberts

Favorite Books from Leah, Serena, and Noor 

Ruby Redford - Lauren Child

Spirit Animals - Sean Williams

Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

Favorite Books from Deborah Wiles

Delta Wedding - Eudora Whelty

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

Favorite Books from Mark Austin Thomas

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein


The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Candymakers - Wendy Mass

Wereworld - Curtis Jobling

Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Warriors series - Erin Hunter

Wings of Fire - Tui T. Sutherland

Hatchet - Gary Paulsen


Moby Dick - Herman Melville

"Hard to find another classic on my shelf that I reread every five years - the language, themes, journey, spleen and spine of it are very satisfying."


Onions in the Stew - Betty MacDonald


Those That Wake - Jesse Karp

The Marvelous World - Troy CLE

Time of the Eagle - Sherryl Jordan

Lifeguard - Deborah Blumentha

Dear Dumb Diary - Jim Benton

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell


Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Out of My Mind - Sharon L. Draper

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms - Katherine Rundell

Hunger Games - Carolyn McCormick and Suzanne Collins

Scorpio Rising - Anthony Horowitz

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead


Encyclopedia Brown - Donald J. Sobol


The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin


The Unwanteds - Lisa McMann

Space Case - Stuart Gibbs

The Lost Celt - A. E. Conran

The Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods - Rick Riordan

Doug Cox' favorite books:

The Wizard of Oz series - L. Frank Baum


Favorite Books from Laura, Leah and Juliet:

Wonder - RJ Palacio

A Dog's Purpose - W. Bruce Cameron

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

Rachel Myrow's Favorite Book:

Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Jennifer L. Holm's Favorite Book: 

The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander


Favorite Books of Kailas, Gabi and Iona:

Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan

Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Disney Book Group

Favorite Books of Wesley Mann:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

One Hundred and One Famous Poems

Favorite Book of Claire Legrand:

His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman

favorite books from Xavier, Carolyn, Christopher, and george from roanoke catholic school in virginia:

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

The Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare

The Ranger's Apprentice series - John Flanagan

The Heroes of Olympus series - Rick Riordan

Holly goldberg sloan's Favorite books:

Nancy Drew series - Carolyn Keene

Jo Mei's favorite book:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K, Rowling

also mentioned on the show: 

Out of My Mind - Sharon L. Draper



Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad  - Ann Petry

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

Holes - Louis Sachar


Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte


The Cay - Theodore Taylor

Favorite Books from Henry, Brian, Emma, and Quinn:

Fort - Cynthia DeFelice

Wings of Fire - Tui Sutherland

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - Jeff Kinney

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick


Favorite Books from Brianna, Gloria, Salvador, and Giovanni:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney

The Witches - Roald Dahl

Favorite Book of Tracey Baptiste:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

No One Writes to the Colonel - Gabriel García Márquez

Favorite book of Tamika Katon-Donegal:

Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris


The Man Who Loved Clowns - June Rae Wood

My Diary From the Edge of the World - Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Ranger's Apprentice - John Flanagan

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card


My Father's Summers: A Daughter's Memoir - Kathi Appelt

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee


Mosby the Kennedy Center Cat - Beppie Noyes


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

The Seven Storey Mountain - Thomas Merton

The Good Earth - Pearl Buck



The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature - Stan and Jan Berenstain

Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! - National Geographic Kids

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park - Liz Lee Heinecke

Shark - Brian Skerry

The Whipping Boy - Sid Fleischman and Peter Sis


Favorite books from Maury Elementary:

Home of the Brave - Katherine Applegate

Smile  Raina Telgemeier

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

Favorite book of Kate DiCamillo:

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

Favorite Book of Dave Bryan:

Walt Disney's Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

(A Little Golden Book) - Irwin & Mel Crawford


Favorite books from Diego, Valeria, and Callie at Belvedere Elementary:

Holes - Louis Sachar

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk

Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Favorite Book of Lindsay Eager:

Danny, the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl

Favorite Book of Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham:

I Love You to the Moon and Back - Tim Warnes



The Whispering Skull - Jonathan Stroud

The Search for WandLa - Tony DiTerlizzi

Mockingbird - Kathryn Erskine

Astronaut Handbook - Meghan McCarthy

Look Inside: Your Body - Louie Stowell

The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde - Dean and Shannon Hale 

The Magic City - Edith Nesbit

Stellaluna - Janell Cannon

Hilo: the Boy Who Crashed to Earth - Judd Winick

Favorite Book of Nan Ding:

The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle


Silence - Shusaku Endo

Percy Jackson & the Olympians - Rick Riordan

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Warriors - Erin Hunter

Ranger's Apprentice - John Flanagan

Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl - Joyce Hansen

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle


Favorite Books from the Girlfriends Book Club of Baltimore:

The Books of Elsewhere - Jacqueline West

The Sisters Grimm - Michael Buckley

Courtney Crumrin - Ted Naifeh

The Curiosity House - H. C. Chester and Lauren Oliver

Susan Stamberg's Favorite Book:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Janet Macreery's Favorite Book:

Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson

Favorite books from our Audience:

I, Funny - James Patterson

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

any books by Vince Flynn

The Shack - William Young

Ruby and the Booker Boys - Derrick Barnes

Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry


Favorite Books from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill:

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan

Wings of Fire - Tui T. Sutherland

Favorite Books from Gordon Korman:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume

Dead End in Norvelt - Jack Gantos

Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling

Favorite books of Randy Kerdoon:

And the Crowd Goes Wild: Relive the Most Celebrated Sporting Events Ever Broadcast - Joe Garner

Cars of the Sizzling '60s: A Decade of Great Rides and Good Vibrations: A Decade of Great Rides and Good Vibrations – Thabo Shenge Luthuli


Spy School - Stuart Gibbs

FunJungle - Stuart Gibbs

Space Case - Stuart Gibbs

Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Legend - Marie Lu

Echo - Pam Muñoz Ryan


To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

So Long, See You Tomorrow - William Maxwell

Saffy's Angel - Hillary McKay

Favorite Books from Tristan, Mateo, Luna, and Logan at Podcast Movement:

Bad Kitty - Nick Bruel

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

One Piece - Eiichiro Oda

Eregon - Christopher Paolini

Mignon Fogarty's Favorite Book:

The Eighth Day of Creation - Horace Freeland Judson

Grace Lin's Favorite Book:

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery


Favorite Books of Atalia, Sumaya, and Abigail:

Warriors - Erin Hunter 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud

Congressman Denham's Favorite Book:

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Dave Barry's Favorite BOok:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams



The Thing About Jellyfish - Ali Benjamin

The Maze Runner series - James Dashner

Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling

I Survived series -  Lauren Tarshis

Waiting for Normal - Leslie Connor

Wings of Fire series - Tui T. Sutherland

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill


Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh


Charlotte's Web - E.B. White



Auggie & Me - R.J. Palacio

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly - Joyce Hansen

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle


A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones


Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery


Favorite books from Fall for the book:

Loot - Jude Watson

Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

Favorite book of linda Oatman high:

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

favorite book of Holly Vagley:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill


Lockwood & Co - Jonathan Stroud

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

One - Sarah Crossan

The Leviathon Series - Scott Westerfeld


The 13 Clocks - James Thurber

The Tillerman Trilogy - Cynthia Voigt

Her inspiration for Orphan Island:

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George


Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee



The Trials of Apollo - Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan

Wonder - RJ Palacio


Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown - Eric Blehm


Favorite Books from Madeline, Brady, Bethany, Braden, Serrag, and Maggie:

Wonder - RJ Palacio

Warriors - Erin Hunter

The Mediator series - Meg Cabot

I Survived - Lauren Tarshis

The Middle School series - James Patterson

The Fourteenth Goldfish - Jennifer L. Holm


Favorite Books of Coryn, Peter, and Mariana:

Wolves of the Beyond series - Kathryn Lasky

Winter Girls - Laurie Halse Anderson

The Juvy Three - Gordon Korman

Favorite Book of Christina Farley:

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Favorite Books of Julia Cho:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum


Favorite Books of the The Champion Boys Book Club

Nelson, Joshua, Emmanuel, Akili, Langston, Mehki, Justice, Carter, Chase, Caleb, Damian, and Zane:

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles - Julie Andrews Edwards

Fearless - Elvira Woodruff

Big Nate: Game On! - Lincoln Peirce

Restart - Gordon Korman

(If you love Gordon Korman, listen to his episode Ungifted!)

Sand Spider - Carl Bowen

Harry Potter - JK Rowling

As Brave as You - Jason Reynolds

The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes - Wade Albert White

Sonia Manzano's Favorite Book:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

Yesenia Iglesias' Favorite Book:

Buttermilk Bear - Stephen Cosgrove

Favorite BOoks of amelia, Emily, and Madeline:

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles - Julie Andrews Edwards

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives -Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda

Eleven Birthdays - Wendy Mass

Thirteen Gifts - Wendy Mass

Nancy Smith Pfeiffer's Favorite BOoks:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Nancy Drew - Carolyn Keene

Sonia Manzano's Favorite Book:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

Favorite Books from Addison, Emily, Pablo and Teresa School in Fox Point, Wisconsin:

Junie B. Jones: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) - Barbara Park

It All Comes Down to This - Karen English

My Life as a GamerJanet Tashjian

Smile -  Raina Telgemeier

Maggie from Califoria's Favorite Book:

The 14th Goldfish - Jennifer Holm

Simone's Favorite Book: 

Towers Falling - Jewell Parker Rhodes

Heffner470 of Iowa's Favorite Book:

I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore


Favorite Books of Kayley, Angelina, and Taylor:

Everland - Wendy Spinale

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery - Chris Grabenstein

Celia Perez' Favorite Book:

Pacy Lin series - Grace Lin

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Favorite BOok:

I'll Take You There - Wally Lamb

Favorite books from Saphira, Emily, Duncan, M.J. & Levi

Half a World Away - Cynthia Kadohata

Demon Road - Derek Landy

The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

Sculduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

One of Us is Lying - Karen M. McManus

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Wolverine comics

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon

Denise Vega's Favorite book:

Zanballer - R.R. Knudsen

Anna Jo Haynes' favorite book:

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama

Favorite books from Julia, Ian, Sarah, Vivien, Julia, Sophie Grace, Gabriel, and Ashvatha at The bolles middle school: 

Heist Society - Ally Carter

I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein

I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen



Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Wonder - Raquel J. Palacio

The Running Dream - Wendelin Van Draanen

The Selection Series - Kiera Cass

Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) - Rick Riordan

The Magic Tree House – Mary Pope Osborne
Superfudge, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Tonight on the Titanic - Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Historical Fiction suggested by Jean Richardson:

Stella by Starlight Sharon Draper

The War that Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Sit-In - Andrea Pinkney-Davis

Smile - Raina Telgemeier

The 14th Goldfish - Jennifer L. Holm

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - retold by Alvin Schwartz

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The Wright 3 - Blue Balliett

The Warriors series - Erin Hunter

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