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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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Episode 94 - The Length of a String - Elissa Brent Weissman

Kitty Felde

Saniah, Amaeya, Vinchenza, Mariah, and Quan'Nairer from  Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School  in Baltimore are members of the  Girlfriends Book Club  (photo by  Tonya Wright )

Saniah, Amaeya, Vinchenza, Mariah, and Quan'Nairer from Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore are members of the Girlfriends Book Club (photo by Tonya Wright)

What’s it like to be adopted? Does your adopted family’s history become your history or do you feel the need to find your biological story? Our book this week is "The Length of a String" by Elissa Brent Weissman. It’s a Holocaust story about a Jewish family separated by the war. Readers from the Girlfriends Book Club of Baltimore at Hazelwood Elementary Middle School discuss the book and pose lots of questions to our writer. Actor and producer Bari Hochwald is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.


Oh, and just a warning: the discussion contains spoiler alerts, so you might want to read the book before you listen to the episode.

Favorite Books from Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School:

Public School Superhero - Chris Tebbetts and James Patterson

All the Ways I Love You - Theresa Trinder

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

The President of the Whole 6th Grade - Sherri Winston

I Hate School - Jeanne Willis

Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

Episode 48 - A Little Wicked live from the National Archives

Kitty Felde

The Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore (Chimee, Makayla, Aubrey, and Sarah) with host Kitty Felde at the National Archives taping - pictures by TONYA WRIGHT OF  WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

The Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore (Chimee, Makayla, Aubrey, and Sarah) with host Kitty Felde at the National Archives taping - pictures by TONYA WRIGHT OF WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Writer  Janet Macreery  - photo by TONYA WRIGHT OF  WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Writer Janet Macreery - photo by TONYA WRIGHT OF WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Celebrity reader NPR's  Susan Stamberg  shows off her favorite book - photo by TONYA WRIGHT of  WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Celebrity reader NPR's Susan Stamberg shows off her favorite book - photo by TONYA WRIGHT of WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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

 

A Little Wicked on Book Club for Kids

Get your own copy of the book HERE from our friends at Hooray for Books!

Episode 29 - Bees on the Roof from the Baltimore Book Festival

Kitty Felde

Our live taping at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival

Our live taping at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival

Bees on the Roof - Live from the Baltimore Book Festival

We take the show on the road to the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's stage at the Baltimore Book Festival for a conversation about Robbie Shell's novel "Bees on the Roof." Our group of readers have been meeting to talk about books almost since they first began reading: Nicole, Sarah, Makayla, Nadia, Aubrey, and Valerie are all members of the Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore. It's a live show taped under a tent at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and you can hear boat whistles, a crying baby, the bass from the rock band playing down the way, even fire engines in the background! Writer Robbie Shell tells the girls where the characters came from and celebrity reader, DC actress Grace Baker, gives us a taste of the book.

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

 

Episode 23 - The Shadows by Jacqueline West

Kitty Felde

The Girlfriends Book Club - Nadia, Nicole, Makayla, and Aubrey -  photo by Tonya Wright

The Girlfriends Book Club - Nadia, Nicole, Makayla, and Aubrey - photo by Tonya Wright

The Shadows - Jacqueline West

Would you like to step into a painting and enter another world? That's the world of "The Shadows" by Jacqueline West, the first in the Books of Elsewhere series. It was the choice of the Girlfriends Book Club - Nicole, Nadia, Mikaela, and  Aubry.

Celebrity reader Doualy Xaykaothao is a journalist with Minnesota Public Radio

Celebrity reader Doualy Xaykaothao is a journalist with Minnesota Public Radio


 Books Recommended by the Girlfriends Book Club of Baltimore:

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