Teaching With Al Roker's Book Club for Kids
The Tale of Despereaux Chosen as Next Pick for Al’s Book Club; Kate DiCamillo to Appear on Today Show on December 12
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
by Kate DiCamillo is the next title chosen to be part of Al's Book Club for Kids.
DiCamillo herself will be joining Al Roker on the Today Show in December to answer questions about the book. Start your class reading now so you will be prepared for the interview!
Visit Al Roker's Book Club for Kids Web site for exclusive author interviews and the opportunity to submit questions to the authors.
Previous Book Club Picks:
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
- Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- See all Book Club Picks
Television audiences usually turn to meteorologist Al Roker for news about the weather. I recently sat down with Roker in NBC's Today Show studio to talk about an entirely different topic: reading. Roker has books on the brain, and he wants kids to get excited about reading too. This month, he kicked off a new club called Al's Book Club For Kids.
On November 2, 2007, Philip Pullman appeared on the Today Show to talk about his book The Golden Compass and answer questions. He responds to the claim that his books are anti-Catholic, and asserts that he is not promoting atheism in The Golden Compass.
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