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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 95 - The Parker Inheritance - Varian Johnson

Kitty Felde

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Do you love a mystery? Do you love playing detective, looking for clues on every page? This week’s novel is about a lot of things – segregation, bullying, and most of all, a family mystery. 

This week's episode is "The Parker Inheritance" by Varian Johnson. Our readers are from Washington DC’s AIM Academy. Actress Sheila Collins is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

Celebrity reader  Sheila Collins

Celebrity reader Sheila Collins

Favorite Books from AIM Academy:

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

varian johnson’s favorite books:

Holes - Louis Sachar

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

Raina Telgemeier

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia

Sheila collins’ favorite book:

The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

Celebrity reader Sheila Collins didn’t just want to tell us about her favorite book, she wanted to show us!



Episode 39 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Kitty Felde

Ava, Drew, Ella, Ollie, Charlie, and Sonia 

Ava, Drew, Ella, Ollie, Charlie, and Sonia 

The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

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.

GET YOUR COPY OF THE WESTING GAME HERE!

Celebrity reader, actor  Doug Cox .

Celebrity reader, actor Doug Cox.

Writer Ellen Raskin  If you want to hear an interview with the late author, click  here .  If you want to see early drafts of "The Westing Game," click  here .

Writer Ellen Raskin

If you want to hear an interview with the late author, click here.

If you want to see early drafts of "The Westing Game," click here.

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?