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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 54 - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Kitty Felde

Helen, Zoe and Kelly from Woodbridge, Virginia

Helen, Zoe and Kelly from Woodbridge, Virginia

Who says witches and monsters and  dragons have to be the bad guys? That’s certainly not the case in Kelly Barnhill’s 2017 Newbery Award winning novel "The Girl Who Drank the Moon." Our readers from Woodbridge, Virginia discuss the power of the moon and how much sorrow children can handle with host Kitty Felde. Writer Kelly Barnhill discusses fake news and how a swamp monster popped into her head out of nowhere. KCRW Morning Edition host Chery Glaser is our celebrity reader.

Writer  Kelly Barnhill  (photo courtesy of startribune.com)

Writer Kelly Barnhill (photo courtesy of startribune.com)

KCRW Morning Edition host  Chery Glaser

KCRW Morning Edition host Chery Glaser

Get your copy  now  from our friends at Hooray for Books!

Get your copy now from our friends at Hooray for Books!

The girls mentioned R.J. Palacio's WONDER. Here's our  WONDER  episode.

The girls mentioned R.J. Palacio's WONDER. Here's our WONDER episode.

Favorite Books of Zoe, Helen, and Kelly

Auggie & Me - R.J. Palacio

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly - Joyce Hansen

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Favorite Books of Kelly Barnhill

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

Favorite Book of Chery Glaser

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

Episode 7 - Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi at Hooray for Books!

Kitty Felde

Paul and Ethan at  Hooray for Books!  bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia

Paul and Ethan at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia

Kite fighting on the National Mall - it's all part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It's also at the center of Natalie Dias Lorenzi's novel "Flying the Dragon." Kids at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria discuss the book with host Kitty Felde. Congressman Mark Takano - a former English teacher - is celebrity reader.

California Congressman  Mark Takano  says his favorite books is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

California Congressman Mark Takano says his favorite books is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.


Flying the Dragon - Natalie Diaz Lorenzi

Books suggested by Natalie Diaz Lorenzi:

The Kite Runner -  Khaled Hosseini

Book suggested by Congressman Takano:

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Books suggested by Paul and Ethan:

Storm -  D.J. MacHale 
Egg and Spoon – Gregory Maguire


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