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By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 at 11:38 am in Books.

Oprah, he’s not. But the Today Show’s Al Roker launched a Kids’ Book Club last spring, and it’s pretty darn cool. The club site includes interviews with each author, a Q&A section and a spot so fourth and fifth grade teachers can submit their students’ questions too. A lot of what they’re reading will sound very familiar to you book lovers – “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Swordbird” and “Bud, Not Buddy” – but others were new to us. How did we miss the “Sisters Grimm“? And we love the audio clips and sample chapters. Interested in joining? Pick up a copy of “Chasing Vermeer,” Blue Balliett’s whodunit, and dig in!

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