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Episode 53 - Pax by Sara Pennypacker

A story about a boy and his fox, about war and peace, about strangers and family. Students from Hanover Middle School in Pennsylvania - located not far from the Gettysburg battlefield - discuss Sara Pennypacker's novel "Pax" with host Kitty Felde. They consider what it would be like to live next door to a war. The writer tells how she chose to write about a fox and public radio legend Jay Allison is celebrity reader.

Duration: 00:24:23

Episode 52 - The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

Dave Barry's tale of a group of 8th graders on a class field trip to Washington, DC where danger is as close as the mysterious guys in the airplane seat behind them. A trio of middle schoolers from Stuart-Hobson Middle School, Eliot-Hine Middle School, and BASIS DC Middle School on Capitol Hill talk about what the real Washington DC is like and discuss their nagging worries about safety. Congressman Jeff Denham from California is celebrity reader. Writer Dave Barry discusses Florida,...

Duration: 00:19:05

Bonus Episode: The Book Meese

Book Club for Kids isn't the only podcast out there that celebrates books for young readers. One of our guests on last week's episode (Episode 51: When the Sea Turned to Silver) is a podcaster himself. Mateo tells us all about The Book Meese.

Duration: 00:04:34

Episode 51: When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Book Club for Kids was invited to tape a live show at the Podcast Movement convention in Anaheim - the only kidcast featured on three days of tapings. Readers from the Walden School in San Gabriel discuss Grace Lin's tale of Chinese folk tales WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER. Mignon Fogarty of the podcast Grammar Girl is our celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

Duration: 00:27:45

Summer Intern Isabel's Favorite Episode: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang

Summer intern Isabel Choi picked her favorite episode: THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU by Wendy Shang. It's a tale of a Chinese-American girl coming to terms with her heritage...and her crabby relative. Congresswoman Judy Chu is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

Duration: 00:21:13

Summer Intern Secilia's Favorite Episode: Out of My Mind

Summer intern Secilia Corona picks her favorite episode: OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon L. Draper. Fifth graders from St. Lucy's Catholic School in Long Beach, California discuss their own reactions when they meet disabled children after reading Sharon Draper's novel "Out of My Mind." It's the story of a young girl trapped in a wheelchair, unable to speak, who blossoms. Mindy Shaw, the voice of C-Span Radio, is the celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.

Duration: 00:21:13

Episode 50 - When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead

Molly, Marcus, Jack, and Kathleen are 5th graders at Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, DC Celebrity reader Neda Ulaby is Arts & Entertainment reporter for NPR Writer Rebecca Stead says Oscar likes to rub his face on books. subscribe on Apple podcasts listen on stitcher love soundcloud? we're there, too! Get your own copy of the book HERE from our friends at Hooray for Books! Favorite Books from Lafayette Elementary: Spy School - Stuart Gibbs FunJungle - Stuart Gibbs Space...

Duration: 00:23:49

Episode 46 - The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

Our readers from Maury Elementary: Kevin, Rain, Aniyah, and Kelis Writer Kate DiCamillo CBS Television Channel 2 political reporter Dave Bryan Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on stitcher Love soundcloud? we're there, too! Get your copy of the book HERE! Favorite books from Maury Elementary: Home of the Brave - Katherine Applegate Smile - Raina Telgemeier Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi Favorite book of Kate DiCamillo: Charlotte's Web - E.B. White Favorite Book of Dave...

Duration: 00:20:47