Ellen Raskin's "The Westing Game" was first published in 1978. It won the Newbery award and has been a kid favorite ever since. Students at Abraham Pierson School in Clinton, Connecticut discuss the book and explain why mysteries are so popular with readers of all ages. Actor Doug Cox is celebrity reader. And children's book expert Anita Silvey ("100 Best Books for Children") shares some stories about the late Ms. Raskin. Kitty Felde is host.
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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
The readers from Abraham Pierson School dressed up like their favorite characters. Can you guess which one they chose?