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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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BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS SELECTIONS:

 

 

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

The Ethan I Was Before - Ali Standish

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

A Long Walk to Water - Linda Sue Park

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

Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze - Alan Silberberg

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 Secret Zoo - Bryan Chick

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 Vanderbeekers of 141st Street - Karina Yan Glaser

The War That Saved My Life -  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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

Beowolf

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 Ulysses- Kate 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 Ulysses – Kate DiCamillo

Walk Two Moons – Sharon 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

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY BELL, SARAH, ALEX, AND STELLA:

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

RECOMMENDED BY LISA GRAFF:

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

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM BELVEDERE ELEMENTARY IN VIRGINIA:

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

JACK GANTOS' FAVORITE BOOK:

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."

WENZEL JONES' FAVORITE BOOK: 

Onions in the Stew - Betty MacDonald

FAVORITE BOOKS OF JOEY, NAJAE, ANAYA, AND DAKOTA AT JEFFERSON ACADEMY: 

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

FAVORITE BOOKS OF BOB GARFIELD:

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE KIDS AT KEY ELEMENTARY IN WASHINGTON, DC:

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

FAVORITE BOOK OF CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL:

Encyclopedia Brown - Donald J. Sobol

FAVORITE BOOK OF STUART GIBBS:

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE KIDS AT ABRAHAM PIERSON:

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

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM NAYELY, MARYANNE, ALFONSO AND MIGUEL:

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad  - Ann Petry

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

Holes - Louis Sachar

FAVORITE BOOK OF MIMI KENNEDY:

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

FAVORITE BOOK OF LYNDA MULLALY HUNT:

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

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM JULIANA, NEVE, NANE, MICHAEL, NATE, AND ISABELLA AT THE GAITHERSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL:

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

KIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT'S FAVORITE BOOKS:

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

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

SUSAN STITH'S FAVORITE BOOK:

Mosby the Kennedy Center Cat - Beppie Noyes

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE AUDIENCE:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

The Seven Storey Mountain - Thomas Merton

The Good Earth - Pearl Buck

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM COMPTON:

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

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM Book Power for Kids

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

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM SOPHIA, ELIZABETH, PHILIP, JONAH, SOLOMON, AVA, LOIC, KELLY, KERA, AND ZOE at the national archives:

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

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY:

Spy School - Stuart Gibbs

FunJungle - Stuart Gibbs

Space Case - Stuart Gibbs

Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Legend - Marie Lu

Echo - Pam Muñoz Ryan

REBECCA STEAD'S FAVORITE BOOKS:

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

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM HANOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL:

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

SARA PENNYPACKER'S FAVORITE BOOK:

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

JAY ALLISON'S FAVORITE BOOK:

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White

 

FAVORITE BOOKS OF ZOE, HELEN, AND KELLY

Auggie & Me - R.J. Palacio

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly - Joyce Hansen

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

FAVORITE BOOKS OF KELLY BARNHILL

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

FAVORITE BOOK OF CHERY GLASER

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

FAVORITE BOOKS OF ELANOR, ANNa, HELEN, AND CHARLOTTE

Lockwood & Co - Jonathan Stroud

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

One - Sarah Crossan

The Leviathon Series - Scott Westerfeld

FAVORITE BOOKS OF LAUREL SNYDER

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

FAVORITE BOOK OF CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM TYLER ELEMENTARY IN WASHINGTON DC:

The Trials of Apollo - Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan

Wonder - RJ Palacio

FAVORITE BOOK OF SHARON CREECH:

Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

FAVORITE BOOK OF CONGRESSMAN DAVID VALADAO:

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 Gamer - Janet 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

 

Favorite books from Daphne, Mohammad, Lucia, Arne, Sofia, Jack, Mai, Christopher, Micayla, Juan, Frederike, Aden, Meredith, YuL, Norah, and Marco at the British International School in Washington

Pandamonium - Stuart Gibbs

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

Wierd But True 8 - National Geographic Kids

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

Blitzcat - Robert Westall

Fish in a Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt

 Decisive Battles of World History (a lecture series by Gregory Aldrete)

Cinder - Marissa Meyer

The Night Diary - Veera Hiranandani

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

Big Bad Ironclad! ( A Civil War Steamship Showdown) - Nathan Hale

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein

 

Favorite Books from Ronan, Wyatt, Adeline, Jensen, and Giuliana:

What the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy - Gregory Maguire

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race - Chris Grabenstein

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Michael Scott

Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

James Nicol's Favorite Books: 

1001 Dalmations - Dodie Smith

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

Susan Valot's Favorite Book:

Inkheart - Cornelia Funke

 

Favorite Books from Belvedere Elementary:

Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

The Blackthorn Key - Kevin Sands

The Last Dragon - Silvana De Mari

Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's Favorite Book:

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Congresswoman Julia Brownley's Favorite Book:

The Poinsonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

 

Favorite Books of Tomii and Iyana at Excel Academy:

Junie B. Jones - Barbara Park

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell

Favorite Book of Karina Yan Glaser:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

Favorite Books and Authors of Valente Rodriguez: 

H.G. Wells

Jules Verne

Isaac Asimov

Ray Bradbury

Bless Me. Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him - Tomas Rivera

FDR - Jean Edward Smith

 

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM OLIVIA, BRANDON, ANGELA, MATT, TAYLOR, TARA, ZAARA, KATO, RAIHAN, SAATHVIK, LAYNE, ALDEN, ELLA, CHLOE, SPARSHA, AND SADIE FROM BRAMBLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN ASHBURN, VIRGINIA

Carry On - Rainbow Rowell

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

Holes - Louis Sacher

The Crossroads - Chris Grabenstein

Smile - Raina Telgemeier

Purple Heart - Patricia McCormick

Kon-Tiki - Thor Heyerdahl

Theodore Boone - John Grisham

The Zombie Awakening - Chris Grabenstein

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer

The Monument - Gary Paulsen

Sisters - Raina Telgemeier

 

Favorite Books from Addy, loryn, alivia, and Ethan:

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George

The Lightning Thief -  Rick Riordan

The Fablehaven - Brandon Mull

The Map to Everywhere - Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

BRYAN CHICK'S FAVORITE BOOK:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

HALEY CREAMER'S FAVORITE BOOK:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie -  Laura Numeroff

 

Favorite Books from Pinchbeck Elementary:

The Honest Truth - Dan Gemeinhart

Wish - Barbara O'Connor

Wonder - RJ Palacio

Congressoman Karen Bass' Favorite Book:

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Helene Cooper

Roosevelt Grady - Louisa B. Shotwell

I, Juan de Pareja: The Story of a Great Painter and the Slave He Helped Become a Great Artist - Elizabeth De Trevino

What Then, Raman? - Shirley Arora

 

Favorite Books from Eliot-Hine Middle School:

Holes - Louis Sachar

The Girl Who Fell - S.M Parker

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

ALan Silberberg's Favorite BOok:

Half Magic - Edward Eager

Joshua Malina's favorite book:

Busy, Busy World - Richard Scarry

 

Favorite Books from Maury Elementary School:

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy - Alexandra Bracken

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Switch - Ingrid Law

Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

Gail Carson Levine's Favorite Book:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Tessa Auberjonois' Favorite Books:

Mandy - Julie Andrews

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman

 

Favorite Books from Truesdell Education Campus:

Bad Boy - Walter Dean Myers

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dog Man - Dav Pilkey

Dr. Seuss

Jason Reynolds' Favorite Book:

Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward

Kim Estes' Favorite Book:

Kim - Rudyard Kipling

 

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RECOMMENDED BY YOU:

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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