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
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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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
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