If you have thought about starting a book club for kids, or want to rethink your current program design, take a look at this librarian’s approach outlined on her blog Thrive After Three. Lisa Shaia has found something that works well for her community. She shares her weekly time break down and also lists some titles that have worked well for middle grade readers and some titles for tweens/early teen readers. Hope you find something helpful.
The 2014 One Book for Nebraska Teens is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransome Riggs. The Library Commission has a book club kit librarians can borrow. If it is out when you would like it, we have plenty of other book club kits of previous One Book for Nebraska Kids and One Book for Nebraska Teens. Take a look at the web page for book club kits, or this web page to look at previous One Book for Nebraska Kids or Teens titles.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransome Riggs:
(The Nebraska Library Commission receives free copies of children’s and young adult books for review from a number of publishers. After review, the books are distributed free, via the Regional Library Systems, to Nebraska school and public libraries.)