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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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Welcome!

Welcome to the Book Club for Kids, a free 20-minute podcast where middle graders talk about books with host Kitty Felde.

this week: the secret zoo by bryan chick

 Ethan, Addy, Alivia, and Loryn from Broomfield, Colorado

Ethan, Addy, Alivia, and Loryn from Broomfield, Colorado

This episode's for animal lovers and fantasy fans. The book is "The Secret Zoo" by Bryan Chick. Readers from the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado discuss the novel with host Kitty Felde. Our celebrity reader knows something about animals. Haley Creamer is a Hoof Stock Keeper at the Denver Zoo.Meet the Vanderbeeker family - large, loud, unpredictable. They'll try almost anything to stay in their beloved Harlem neighborhood. The 2017 New York Times'  Notable Children's Book by Karina Yan Glaser is discussed by readers at DC's Excel Academy Public Charter School. Actor Valente Rodriguez is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.


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    323-639-3560.

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Coming Soon:

 

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

The Apprentice Witch - James Nicol

Monster - Walter Dean Myers

The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre - Gail Carson Levine

Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt

The War That Saved My Life -  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Divergent - Veronica Roth

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street - Karina Yan Glaser

Rooftoppers - Katherine Rundell

Double Identity - Margaret Haddix

Hello, Universe - Erin Entrada Kelly

A Long Walk to Water - Linda Sue Park

The Meringue Witches - Isora Morales Suarez

As Brave As You - Jason Reynolds

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children -  Ransom Riggs

Keeper of Lost Cities - Shannon Messenger

Garvey's Choice - Nikki Grimes

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze - Alan        Silberberg

Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan

Jackie & Me - Dan Gutman

Code Talker - Joseph Bruchac

Divergent - Veronica Roth

 

                       Start reading now!


What folks say about us:

A superb podcast presented by the journalist Kitty Felde that does what it says on the tin — manages to include other young people, yet isn’t annoying.
— The Times of London 12/25/17
Excellent biweekly podcast
— Common Sense Media
The best thing about it is that kids talk, not parents.
— Fifth grader from San Gabriel, California
If you need a reminder how brilliant children can be, I recommend Book Club for Kids. As I was working my way through the archives, I was continually excited to hear fifth graders and middle schoolers explain their love of reading and writing. It’s a simple format where Kitty Felde, the warm and enthusiastic host, interviews children about what their favorite books mean to them.
— Isaac Farley - The Bello Collective
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’m not sure I can accurately explain to you how wonderful it was to listen to this. Your students are so very smart and thoughtful and honest and great!
— Laurel Snyder, author of "Orphan Island"
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 is funded in part by these generous folks:


 Many thanks to the  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation  for supporting a series of Book Club for Kids episodes. The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded $175 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also provided over 497 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. www.jkcf.org.

Many thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for supporting a series of Book Club for Kids episodes. The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded $175 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also provided over 497 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. www.jkcf.org.


The Capitol Hill Community Foundation

Working to build a stronger and more caring community—a place where families can flourish

and where every resident can share in a better future.


 As an author, Nora Roberts understands the power of the written word. We heartily support organizations which seek to empower people through literacy.

As an author, Nora Roberts understands the power of the written word. We heartily support organizations which seek to empower people through literacy.