The Kids' Book Club Book - Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs

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"Stellar advice on running book clubs is presented in a friendly format...Peppered with savvy snippets of advice, it provides background for anyone wishing to get a club off the ground or to polish an existing one. "
- School Library Journal

“A handy resource for book-hungry kids and their friends."
- Publisher's Weekly

"Any parent, teacher, or librarian thinking about starting a book club for kids or teens, or looking for good ideas to help an ongoing one work better, should find pretty much all they need in Judy Gelman's and Vicki Levy Krupp's The Kids' Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs...My favorite part of the book is a list of fifty great books for kids to read and talk about...For each book they include something about the author, a section called 'Book Bites,' with recipes for a snack that fits the theme of book (the ones for Ender's Game come from NASA--"Space Peanut Butter and Jelly Wraps," "Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Sandwiches" and "Orange Space Drink"--think Tang), activities specific to the theme of the book, and a great question to begin the discussion. "
- Nancy Pearl, National Public Radio commentator and author of Book Lust
"Pearl's Picks - October, 2007"

"It's full of insights on how to organize all kinds of groups, including those with or without adult/child pairings. The best part, is that is has some great book suggestions at a range of reading levels, and activities to go with some of the books.
-Barbara Meltz, The Boston Globe

"You'd like to start a book club for your children, but you're worried it won't be interesting for them. Relax. A new book, The Kids’ Book Club Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, gives parents ideas on how to choose age appropriate books and how to make reading books fun for children."
-The Today Show

"Fresh and fun (and tasty)."
- Mary Ellen Quinn, American Libraries magazine

"For those without an already-established children’s book club, or for reading group leaders who would like some new ideas for books and activities, THE KIDS' BOOK CLUB BOOK by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp is an excellent guidebook...a valuable guide for anyone who wants to inspire kids to read and develop a lifelong love for literature."
- Kidsreads.com

"If happy readers are in short supply at your house, maybe what’s needed is a little reading incentive. Combine a group of reading kids with great food and a winning book and you’ve got a book club, but there’s lots more here, too. Reading ideas, recipes, activities and tips are offered in addition to title recommendations for various grade groups. What a great way to keep kids reading during the summer!"
-Parentworld.com

"A fantastic resource... if you've thought about starting a book club, but you feel it's too much work or you don't have the time to plan activities, think again. This guide contains all that you need to get started ...an absolute treasure trove..."
-Bellaonline.com

Media Coverage

Bellaonline.com - November, 2008
Review of The Kids' Book Club Book

Family Fun Magazine - June, 2008
Build a Better Book Club

West Roxbury Transcript - January 30, 2008
West Roxbury, MA
Authors whip up recipe for successful book clubs

News & Observer - October 7, 2007
Raleigh, NC
Get some ideas for a book club

Education.com - August, 2007
Start a Kids' Book Club
The Parent Guide to Middle School
The Parent Guide to High School

Metrowest Magazine - August, 2007
Newton, MA
Getting kids to enjoy reading - tastily:
The definitive guide to kids' book clubs

Tufts Magazine - August, 2007
Medford, MA
Look Inside: The Kids' Book Club Book

The Washington Post - July 1, 2007
Washington, DC
Kids' Stuff Interview

Kidsreads.com - July, 2007
Review

American Libraries magazine- June/July, 2007
Cooking the Books - Review

Atlanta Jewish Times - June 29, 2007
Atlanta, GA
Book review

The Washington Post - June 25, 2007
Washington, DC
Book Club Tip

Press & Sun-Bulletin - June 25, 2007
Binghamton, NY
Start a book club for kids

The Boston Globe - June 20, 2007
Boston, MA
Telling tales out of school

New England Cable News - June 20, 2007
"Globe at Home" - Live Interview

Positive Parenting" - June 19, 2007
* KOIT (96.5 FM/1260 AM) San Francisco
* WMOV (1360 AM) Ravenswood, WV
* WSNA (941. FM) Memphis, TN

Publisher's Weekly - June 11, 2007
Children's Notes

Miami Herald - May 26, 2007
Miami, Florida
Clubs entice kids to read

Family Matters Radio show - May 22, 2007

KTRH NewsRadio - May 22, 2007
Houston, Texas

Metrowest Daily News - May 22, 2007
Framingham, Massachusetts
Writer's Corner: Encouraging young readers

Christian Science Monitor - May 15, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts
Book lust for kids

Newsweek - May 11, 2007
Kids' Book Clubs Boom

WBZ Radio 1030 - May 9, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts
The Parent Report: Book Clubs

 

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Media Contacts & Information

For publicity inquiries, please contact us directly or contact:

Shanta Small
Assoc. Publicity Director and Marketing Manager
Tarcher/Penguin
212-366-2519
shanta.small@us.penguingroup.com

Contacting Book Clubs

We are happy to put members of the media in touch with the many terrific book clubs in our book.  You can see a state-by-state listing of all the book clubs featured in The Kids’ Book Club Book, with website links for selected book clubs.

In addition, we maintain a list of the hundreds of book clubs that we interviewed but are not named in The Kids' Book Club Book. Please feel free to contact us to help you find a book club in a specific area of the country.

The following types of book clubs are represented in The Kids’ Book Club Book:

Private
Library
Community Reading
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Bookstores
Juvenile Offenders
Churches
Temples
YMCA/Youth Groups
Homeschoolers
Summer Program in Arts Community
Historic Village
On Air

Contacting Authors

Many of the fifty authors whose work is featured in The Kids’ Book Club Book can be contacted by the media for interviews.  Please contact us if you’d like a list of contributions from children’s authors and/or contact information for particular authors.

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