Kids Lead the KidLit Discussion at Roving Reader Leaders

Reader Leaders
Reader Leaders
Chief of the Reader Leaders

At Roving Reader Leaders, young readers lead the KidLit discussion!

Our mission is to get kids actively engaged in reading, discussion and analysis in fun ways! Teachers, parents and librarians can sign their young readers up for our club (which is free) and subscribe to our KidLit newsletter (free).

Through our club, young readers take part in online KidLit Chats, learn how to do book reviews and author interviews–and earn Roving Reader Leader badges and T-shirts by doing book reviews and author interviews.

Learn about the founding members of Roving Reader Leaders here:

They include our chief, Michael, age 7, who reads and reviews books in gymnasiums, taxis, bookstores, ski lodges, libraries, and on playgrounds and city streets, and they’re posted on our YouTube Channel. He also writes the “Bash and Lucy” book series with his mom, Lisa Cohn, and helps her create audiobooks that feature his voice and the voices of his friends. He recently was honored to interview Laurie Sutton, author of many of Michael’s favorite “You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo” books.

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Reader Leader Mia

Another Roving Reader Leader is Mia, a 15-year-old book lover who has been seen reviewing books with Michael in gardens, chocolate stores, on the Oregon Coast, and in her backyard! Her favorite books are Harry Potter, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Fever 1793. In addition to reading, she likes to watch movies and bake.


Reader Leaders Edward, Matthew and Adam
Reader Leaders Edward, Matthew, and Adam, with Michael

Edward, age 9, and Matthew and Adam, age 7, are brothers who are founding members of the Roving Reader Leaders. Edward reviewed “Scooby-Doo and the Phantom Cowboy” for the Roving Reader Leaders YouTube Channel. The brothers take part in many Reader Leaders events, and recently took part in book readings at two fundraisers for dogs, and provided voice-overs for Michael and Lisa’s audiobooks. Edward likes Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books, and Adam and Matthew like mysteries, fantasy and mythology. When they’re not reading and reviewing, they play basketball and soccer, sing in a choir, and take part in Boy Scout activities.


Reader Leaders Lukyan and Levko
Reader Leaders Lukyan and Levko

Lukyan, age 9, and Levko, age 7, are Ukranian Americans who can be found with their heads in books on forest logs (see photo), at the Oregon Zoo, at libraries, and in bookstores and their front yard. Their favorite books include Big Nate, Calvin and Hobbs and Captain Underpants. Like Mia, they are founding members of the Roving Reader Leaders. Levko recently helped review “The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb,” a “You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo” book by Laurie Sutton.

Teachers, parents and librarians, you can sign your kids up for our club here:

Please send photos of kids reading and we’ll post them on our social media! These photos earn club members points toward badges! Email

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