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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.

Episode 13 - The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger with Lalo Alcaraz

Kitty Felde

Kaiden, Francisco, Kevin, Jefferson, and Nicholas are fifth graders at Thomson and Two Rivers Elementary Schools in Washington, DC.

Kaiden, Francisco, Kevin, Jefferson, and Nicholas are fifth graders at Thomson and Two Rivers Elementary Schools in Washington, DC.

The Force is with us on Book Club as we tackle a tale of middle grade angst and paper cuts. Who can rescue these hapless heroes? How about a Yoda fingerpuppet who seems to have all the right answers.

Writer Tom Angleberger is a big Daniel Pinkwater fan.

Writer Tom Angleberger is a big Daniel Pinkwater fan.

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is also a writer and producer of the new Fox animated show "Bordertown."

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is also a writer and producer of the new Fox animated show "Bordertown."

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


Learn how to make your  own Origami Yoda and more

from Tom Angleberger

Read more about Lalo Alcaraz