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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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Congressman Adam Schiff reads from Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

Kitty Felde

Elanor, Anna, Helen, and Charlotte from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois

Elanor, Anna, Helen, and Charlotte from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois

Would you like to grow up on a desert island with no adults to boss you around? That's the locale for our book "Orphan Island" by Laurel Snyder. Our readers from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois talk about the challenges of growing up and try to get our writer to disclose some of the answers to the mysteries in the book. Congressman Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is our celebrity reader.

Writer  Laurel Snyder
Celebrity reader  Congressman Adam Schiff  from California

Celebrity reader Congressman Adam Schiff from California

FAVORITE BOOKS OF ELANOR, ANNa, HELEN, AND CHARLOTTE

Lockwood & Co - Jonathan Stroud

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

One - Sarah Crossan

The Leviathon Series - Scott Westerfeld

FAVORITE BOOKS OF LAUREL SNYDER

The 13 Clocks - James Thurber

The Tillerman Trilogy - Cynthia Voigt

Her inspiration for Orphan Island:

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George

FAVORITE BOOK OF CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Episode 56 - Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

Kitty Felde

Elanor, Anna, Helen, and Charlotte from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois

Elanor, Anna, Helen, and Charlotte from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois

Would you like to grow up on a desert island with no adults to boss you around? That's the locale for our book "Orphan Island" by Laurel Snyder. Our readers from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois talk about the challenges of growing up and try to get our writer to disclose some of the answers to the mysteries in the book. Congressman Adam Schiff from California is our celebrity reader.

Writer  Laurel Snyder
Celebrity reader  Congressman Adam Schiff  from California

Celebrity reader Congressman Adam Schiff from California

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

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

FAVORITE BOOKS OF ELANOR, ANNa, HELEN, AND CHARLOTTE

Lockwood & Co - Jonathan Stroud

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

One - Sarah Crossan

The Leviathon Series - Scott Westerfeld

FAVORITE BOOKS OF LAUREL SNYDER

The 13 Clocks - James Thurber

The Tillerman Trilogy - Cynthia Voigt

Her inspiration for Orphan Island:

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George

FAVORITE BOOK OF CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Episode 49 - Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Kitty Felde

Elizabeth, Juan, and Malia from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill

Elizabeth, Juan, and Malia from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Readers from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill discuss Gordon Korman's story of a prankster who lands in a "Gifted" program. KNX sports anchor (and Talking About Cars podcast host) Randy Kerdoon is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

Writer  Gordon Korman  shows off his latest book.

Writer Gordon Korman shows off his latest book.

Celebrity reader Randy Kerdoon, sports anchor from  KNX news radio  in Los Angeles, shows off his favorite books.

Celebrity reader Randy Kerdoon, sports anchor from KNX news radio in Los Angeles, shows off his favorite books.


Favorite Books from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill:

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

Wings of Fire - Tui T. Sutherland

Favorite Books from Gordon Korman:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume

Dead End in Norvelt - Jack Gantos

Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling

Favorite books of Randy Kerdoon:

And the Crowd Goes Wild: Relive the Most Celebrated Sporting Events Ever Broadcast - Joe Garner

Cars of the Sizzling '60s: A Decade of Great Rides and Good Vibrations: A Decade of Great Rides and Good Vibrations – Thabo Shenge Luthuli


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Episode 25 - Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Kitty Felde

Steven Arin, and Angel from Carter G. Woodson Charter School in Chicago.

Steven Arin, and Angel from Carter G. Woodson Charter School in Chicago.

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Imagine walking to school in 20 degree cold, milking cows in a barn in rural Maine, meeting a kid too young to be a dad. That's the world created by Gary D. Schmidt in his novel "Orbiting Jupiter." Students from Chicago's Carter G. Woodson Middle School discuss the novel with host Kitty Felde. Our celebrity reader is the former Governor and current U.S. Senator from Maine, Angus King.

Imagine walking to school in 20 degree cold, milking cows in a barn in rural Maine, meeting a kid too young to be a dad. That's the world created by Gary D. Schmidt in his novel "Orbiting Jupiter." Students from Chicago's Carter G. Woodson Middle School discuss the novel with host Kitty Felde. Our celebrity reader is the former Governor and current U.S. Senator from Maine, Angus King.

Celebrity reader,  U.S. Senator Angus King , the former governor of Maine.

Celebrity reader, U.S. Senator Angus King, the former governor of Maine.



Book Recommendations from Carter G. Woodson:

Addy on the Inside – James Howe
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle  
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Mark of the Thief - Jennifer A. Nielsen 

Book Recommendations from Senator Angus King:

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
Lincoln at Gettysburg – Garry Wills
Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America – Angus King

Episode 4 - Cash Peters reads Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach"

Kitty Felde

Robert, Sabine, and Dorothy from Equitas Academy in Los Angeles, California

Robert, Sabine, and Dorothy from Equitas Academy in Los Angeles, California

Book Club for Kids goes to LA for a discussion of Roald Dahl's first book for kids "James and the Giant Peach." Public radio legend Cash Peters is celebrity guest. Kids from Equitas Academy Charter Middle School talk about the book with host Kitty Felde.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Cash Peters

Cash Peters

Cash Peters - "The Life Quiz"

 

 

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl

Also by Roald Dahl:

"Boy"

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

"Matilda"- Roald Dahl

Recommended by Sabine, Robert, and Dorothy:


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K.Rowlings
The Road – Cormac McCathy (mature)
Savvy – Ingrid Law

Recommended by Julia:

The Magic Tree House – Mary Pope Osborne

Recommended by Natalie:

Superfudge, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume

Recommended by Ben:

Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain