(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Summer has come to an end, and so has the KidsPost’s Summer Book Club. The theme this summer was “Unlikely Heroes.” KidsPost readers explored eight books about characters who overcome what they thought was impossible.

More than 500 kids joined the book club. Virginia had the most members, but kids from 32 other states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories and one Canadian province also signed up. Club members Anna Kim, 12, of Fairfax, Virginia, and Scott James, 8, of College Park, Maryland, were randomly selected to receive four reserved seats to an author talk at the National Book Festival in Washington on Saturday.

Thanks to all who joined. We hope you like your “Unlikely Heroes” book bag. And we hope you will keep reading for fun during the school year. As always, we’ll have book recommendations in Readers’ Corner. And we’ll be back with another book club next summer.

(Below are members whose parents permitted their names to be published.)

Jaxx Adams
Soraya Albrecht
Savannah Alexis
Keira Allen
Brooks Allen
Shep Alstrom
Piper Alstrom
Xavier Anderson
Lyra Anderson
Dahlia Anderson
Ainsley Anderson
Roger Arndt
Akin Asmerom
Jillian Assaraf
Daxina Bagal
Kalil Bahhar
Maddie Bailey
Justin Ball
Ethan Ball
Eliza Ball
Noah Barney
Gianna Barresi
Ochir Batsukh
Raghav Belle Trichur
Xander Berard
Revam Berard
Henry Berger
Sally Berkon
Sophie Bernard
Tara Bhogaraju
Owen Bird
Olivia Black
Jamie Black
Carson Black
Maren Bleich
Holly Blizzard
Justyne Bocus
Jasmine Bocus
Madelyn Bowsher
Railey Bridges
Astrid Brigham
Lauren Brown
Ivey Brown
Caroline Brown
Isaiah Bruce-Franklin
Abigail Bruechert
Tristan Bryan
Charlie Buckreis
Kai Bullock-Cohen
Jarrett Burak
Gabby Burashe
Daniella Burashe
Taniyah Burton
Noah Caliendo
Riley Cameron
Jayden Canty
Henrik Carlson
Evan Carlson
Dalayna Carr
Brayden Carr
Stella Carroll
Evy Carroll
John Carter III
Catherine Cassidy
Izzie Catalfamo
Darren Cauley
Jayden Charlery
Curtis Charlery Jr.
Lauren Chavez
Teddy Christenson
Victoria Christman
Max Clark
Hailey Clark
Owen Clarke
Ella Clarke
Moxie Coleman-Miller
Sofia Cook
Graham Cooksey
Sally Cox
Cate Cox
Jasper Crawford
Adelyn Crawford
Madeline Crowe
Lily Culbreath
Isaac Culbreath
Makayla Curley
Elizabeth Curry
Anna Curry
Pranav Daita
Ryan D'Amato
Neel Das
Henry Date
Julia Davis
Gabriel Davis
Blake Davis
Vajk Dawson
Chloe Day
Seraphina De Luca
Ryder Dean
Cooper Dean
Hannah Dennis
Hailey Denton
Abigail Denton
Aashi Dhruve
Luke Dixon
Logan Dooley
Logan Dotson
Rayah Douglas
Bryan Doukouris
Brooke Doukouris
Jenna Downey
Luke Dull
Marcus K. Dunbar Jr.
Jazie Dunn
Aksara Dunn
Vivian Dutt
Vikram East
Mohan East
Mitchell Eaton
Rosemary Eckman
John Eckman
John Eckman
Elizabeth Eckman
Colin Eckman
Clayton Elder
Spencer Eldridge
Sam Eldridge
Abby Eldridge
Astrid Ellehuus
Madeleine Eng-Nguyen
Madeline Epstein
Jenna Epstein
Bennett Epstein
Imani Estes
Eddie Estes II
Alexandra Fahrenthold
Marina Farkas
Cata Fattor
Julia Fellows
DeziRai Fenderson
Hannah Feord
Jake Fisher
Jackson Fisher
Avery Fisher
Michael Folb
Carson Forbes
 Zoë Franziska
Will Fullerton
Melanie Fullerton
Blake Fullerton
Sophia Gabalda
Marcello Gabalda
Luke Garber
Michael Gebhardt
Jonathan Gebhardt
Giovana Giampetroni
Kyleigh Gilson
Noah Girardot
Luc Girardot
Helena Goddard
Bennett Goeas
Elliot Goldberg
Caleb Goldberg
Paloma Gonzales
Lauren Gonzalez
Henry Greif
Gwyn Guidot
Cassandra Guidot
Maggie Guilfoyle
Jack Guilfoyle
Asya Gunertem
Sabina Hagen
Deven Hagen
Vivian Hamilton
Lan Hamilton
Raquel Hansen
Sophie Harjes
Eleanor Hatton
Violet Hautau
Isaiah Haynes
Maeve Healy
Liam Healy
Brian Healy
Ella Herrera
Silas Hibbard
Micah Hicks
Josiah Hicks
Josephine Hicks
Devyn Hicks
Henry Hinders
Alexandra Hirtz
Harry Hoffman
Aleiya Hogan
Sydney Hole
Grace Hollis
Charlie Hollis
Oliver Homan
Leo Homan
Shyla Hopkins
Isaac Hoskey
Chase Howard
Beatrix Howard
Henry Huber
Nathan Hughes
Emily Hughes
Cooper Hughes
Coley Hughes
Sasha Humen
Cozette Humen
Logan Imre
Isabella Iordache
Nicolas Iskander
Isabella Iskander
Scott James
Fahey James
Margo Jantzi
Joseph James Janukatys
Zachary Jenkins
Kayden Jensen
Olivia Johnson
Joshua Johnson-Morgan
Aja Johnson-Morgan
Keira Johnston
Tori Jones
Anthony Jones
Amari Jones
Julianna Juarez
Jackson Kaminski
Peter Karaki
Benjamin Katulis
Natalie Kehl
Rowan Keogh
Riley Keogh
Isaac Kim
Anna Kim
Elliot Kint
Andrew Kint
Jane Kirkpatrick
Ian Kirkpatrick
Andre Daniel Kisicki
Owen Thomas Kisicki
Mika Klubis
Abby Klubis
Will Koenig
Eliana Kolliopoulos
Kristina|Philippe Kresloff
Alexander Kubal
Moubon Kurukumbi
Masoom Kurukumbi
Divya Laddha
Soraya Lahlou-Pinaud
Spencer Laskowski
Maddie Latcovich
Jack Latcovich
Robert Latta
Janina Laushaw
Janessa Laushaw
Tristan Lee
Brookelyn Lee
Samantha Legge
Henry Lehn
Kassie Lenhardt
Aaron Levitt
Kiley Liddell
Quincy Long
Milo Long
Gavin Lusky
Miles Lynn
Zariah Manibusan
Akhil Manikumar
Frankie Marcelo
James Marks
Clara Marks
Sawyer Massey
Lawson Massey
Jada Massey
P. Mayo-Carey
Tyler McCarty
Aniyah McCoy
Evelyn McDonald
Daryn McGeary
Megan McGrady
Allison McGrady
Shania McKelvey
Clementine McKenna
Leah McLeary
Caden McLeary
Rory McMahon
Bridget McMurrer
Katie Meisenheimer
Angela Meisenheimer
Matan Meltzer
Asher Meltzer
Amir Meltzer
Vincent Mikalonis
Anthony Mills III
Eleanor Mishook
Sonia Mock
Aron Moldabek-Machado
Tom Molony
Sam Molony
Ryan Moore
Anna Morelli
Gabe Nartibez
Mitchell Ndirangu
Natalia Neubauer
Daniella Neubauer
Kai Newman
Frances Newman
Nathaniel Nganga
William Niermann
Rachel Niermann
Rebecca Noland
Daniel Noland
Lachlan Norris
Cynthia Northern
Jason Nuamah
Cora Nuamah
Jordan Oballe
Mary O'Brien
Rilyn O'Connor
Hayden O'Connor
Austyn O'Connor
Riley O' Neil
Julia Orfitelli
Avery Orfitelli
Sheridan Osborn
Sabella Osborn
Django Palermo
Kyla Anne Pangilinan
Connor Parker
Grace Partain
Sara Paternoster
Nicolo Paternoster
Brigid Pattison
Katelyn Pedersen
Maggie Penndorf
Kristina Philippe
Mara Porter
Taylor Quinn
Siena Quinn
Hunter Quinn
Ayden Ramos-Schneider
Sofia Rauser
Elise Ravenhill
Eloise Reekstin
Josh Reinecke
Isabelle Reinecke
Seth  Rembrandt
Alyssa Rembrandt
Jacob Reninger
Laura Richards
Grayson Richards
Maddy Rieman
Dwayne Riley
Zachary Roberts
Heavan Roberts
Gabrielle Roberts
Carin Robinson
Janyssa Robles Gaerlan
Nayelo Rodriguez
Rebecca Rohr
Strader Ross
Vivian Rowe
Thomas Rudmann
Nora Rudmann
Caroline Rudmann
Tabor Runser
Taliyah Russell
Sam Ryssman
Alexander Ryssman
Josey Sanchez
Charlie Santomauro
Sebastian Sardenberg
Sabrina Sardenberg
Sylvia Sasse
Alexi Savini
Elizabeth Scales
Kate Schaefer
Laird Schiller
Teddy Schroder
Brady Schwartz
Kate Schwartzman
Maya Seligman
Julia Seligman
Clare Shacochis
Carolina Shacochis
Willa Sherman
Sadie Sherman
Riona Siffermann
Clare Siffermann
Oliver Simpson
Marshall Simpson
Philip Slade
Daniel Slade
Jessica Slaubaugh
Makai Sloane-Anthony
Xavier Smith
Megan Smith
Maya Smith
Lucy Smith
Ava Smith
Andrew Smith
Lillian Sokol
Jackson Spence
Julie Stec
Franny Stec
Evan Steinberg
Meredith Stewart
Avery Stielow
Owen Surratt
Hannah Surridge
Andrew Swingle
Layla S. Taylor
Elle S. Taylor
Harmoni Taylor
Yuto Teramoto
Matthew Thacker
Lucy Thacker
Conrad Thacker
Charlie Thacker
Penelope Thomas
Lachlan Thomas
Kate Thomas
Jordan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
Katie Thomason
Matthew Thompson
Grace Thompson
Jane Thurber
Owen Tomelden
Olivia Tomelden
Emery Tomelden
Simon Torgerson
Isaac Torgerson
Selena Torres
Peter Torrico
Paul Torrico
Daniel Torrico
Julia Tredeau
Margaret Tsianti
Brianna Tucker
Thomas Twomey
Evelyn Daly Varga
Amelia Vaughn
Jordan Ventura
Tejusvi Vijay
Liesl Vile
Thomas Vogel
Tali Vogel
Marco Vogel
Josephine Walker
Zoe Washecka
Ryan Washecka
Avery Watson
Remy Weise-King
Katie Weiss
Claire Weiss
Bradan Welby
Thomas Welles
Ellie Wheatley
Cooper Whitestone
Rainyn Whitmore
Bryce Willett
Audrey Willett
Emarin Williams
Edan Williams
Delaney Woltman
Abigail Woods
Arjun Yadav
Anika Yadav
Emily Yelnicker
Charles Yelnicker
Cate Yurko
Zac Zambito
Matthew Zambito
Richard Zeng
Jayden Zollarcoffer
Zoya Zwart