The Kids Corner Bookmobile

Looking to add to your reading list? Check out these books from the Kids Corner Bookmobile - just a few of the hundreds of books recommended over the years on Kids Corner! (refresh for more selections)

First Ladies of the United States

Presidential Pets

Veterinarian Dr. Mindy Cohan joins Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich and colorful history of presidential pets! Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two - as Mindy explores the pets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln up to President Obama!

The History of Computers

WXPN's Eric Schuman joins Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich history of computer technology. Part one of two. Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two!


Super User

Super User

Stuck at home?
Now is a perfect time to be artistic!

Many kids are finding themselves home more than usual. So now is a perfect time to be artistic. Kids Corner is launching the Kids Corner Art Show online and we're starting off with a THEME! Send us your colorful Turkey Hand drawings - just snap a picture of your creation (JPG files only) then upload it!  When you do, be sure to tell us a little about your creation - we'll include your thoughts as a caption for the online world to enjoy!

The Kids Corner Art Show will go online soon and will be found at the top of our homepage.

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Generations of families love the story of The Wizard of Oz, written by Lyman Frank Baum - better known as L. Frank Baum. We all know and love the characters found in the Land of Oz - - But do you know what inspired L. Frank Baum to name his magical land Oz in the first place?

To enter for a chance to win a Family FourPack to explore The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum, simply complete the form below.

We'll gather all the correct entries and select one random winner! Each Monday during the Kindie Music Party on Kids Corner, Kathy will share the correct answer to the previous week's trivia question and announce the winner - who will be notified by email and receive a Family FourPack to check out this amazing exhibit, courtesy of Kids Corner! Complete rules at the bottom of this page.



The Please Touch Museum is excited to bring the fantastic Wizard of Oz educational exhibition to Philadelphia! Created by the Miami Children's Museum and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to experience the magic of this beloved film.

The Wizard of Oz children’s educational exhibition is a journey of self-discovery for the whole family. Guests travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz, where they explore Munchkinland, The Crossroads, The Witch’s Castle and The Emerald City before heading back over the rainbow to Miami, because, of course, “there’s no place like home.”

Families of all ages, you don’t want to miss your chance to explore the wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Please Touch Museum!

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The Weekly Kids Corner Contest is open until 11:59pm Thursdays. One entry per email address. Winner will be notified by email Fridays by Noon ET. All information submitted to this contest will be purged once a winner has been selected, as per COPPA rules. 


On the first Wednesday of every month, we open the telephone lines so kids can call in to recommend a good book - one they think other kids should 'check out'! 








Science Is Everywhere - and every Thursday on Kids Corner, we explore the science within, around and above - on SCIENCE THURSDAY!

The first Thursday of each month our sky guy Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer of the Franklin Institute Science Center joins us to help us better understand the mysteries of Deep Space. On the second Thursday of each month Dr. Lisa Chirlian shares another experiment as we dive into some Kitchen Chemistry. On the third Thursday of each month, it's a visit from our All-Natural Science Guy Mike Weilbacher, executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Together we explore Green Acres; the wide and wonderful world of natural science all around us! Finally, on the final Thursday it's YOUR turn as Kathy asks kids to call and teach her something they've learned in their science class studies! 

It's all about science - every Thursday on Kids Corner!  





October: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
September: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
August: Holes by Louis Sachar
July: Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
June: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
May: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
April: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
March: Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
February: Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
January: Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue!
by Tom Angleberger (Series)

The Origami Rebel Alliance students at McQuarry Middle School are in a fight with Principal Rabbski about Fun Time a terrible standardized test preparation program brought by the school district to improve test scores. Fun Time has now replaced all their enjoyable extracurriculars. Grades 4-6

Watch Your Step: Merits Of Mischief
by T.R. Burns (Series)

Seamus Hinkle is the top troublemaking student at the Kilter Academy where the principal is not interested in reforming delinquents but to foster troublemaking.When the Kilter Academy students go on retreat with their parents, Seamus may discovers the true mission of Kilter Academy. Grades 4-6

All Four Stars
by Tara Dairman

Gladys Gatsby is a foodie who has taught herself to cook because her parents prefer junk food. A food editor offers Gladys a job reviewing a fancy dessert restaurant in New York City, not knowing that she is only eleven-years-old. How will she get there without her parents finding out? Grades 5-7

Memory Maze
by Gordon Korman (Series)

Middle schooler Jackson Opus is a hypnotist with telepathic mind control abilities and all types of people want to use him. Jax and his parents have been forced into hiding but he sees a way out when a dying multimillionaire approaches him with an offer he can’t refuse for a possible better life. Grades 4-6

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