A short-lived weekend game show, where grade school children are quizzed based on the books they've just read.


CBS Saturday Afternoons: October 12, 1963 – April 25, 1964


CBS News


Robert Maxwell


Children were quizzed about books they were assigned to read. Two teams of three grade school students ranging in age from 9 to 12, competed each week. These teams answered questions based upon books like The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (subect of the first show). Other books featured on the show included A Bridle for Pegasus by Kathrine Shippen, Young Thomas Edison by Sterling North, and Wonderful World of Energy by Lancelot Hogben. The questions themselves were accompanied by films, drawings, and assorted objects to be identified.


The books on the show were suggested to the production team by the American Library Association, the Child Study Association of America, and the National Education Association.

Taping LocationEdit

New York City, NY