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

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The Book Club Cookbook and The Kids' Book Club Book websites are resources for book clubs, featuring book recommendations from book groups around the country, author recipes, book giveaways, and newsletters. The Choose a Book - Invite an Author program allows readers to browse titles of interest to book clubs and invite authors to chat with their groups by phone.

The featured books on our websites do not necessarily have a culinary tie-in: the goal of our websites is to connect readers with the best fiction and non-fiction titles for book clubs.

Authors and publishers can learn more about promotional opportunities for children's, young adult and teen literature or adult literature on our websites.

About Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp  Photo of Authors

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp are book enthusiasts, cooks, and friends who came together to co-author The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors (Tarcher, 2004), featuring recipes and discussion ideas for adult book clubs.

They were motivated to write The Kids' Book Club Book after librarians, parents, and teachers who attended their talks asked for a similar book for the growing number of youth book clubs across the country. During their eighteen months of research and writing on this trend, they were inspired by the enthusiasm and ideas of youth book club members, and the insights of notable children’s authors whom they contacted.  They relished their journey into children’s literature. 

Since the publication of their books, Judy and Vicki have launched two websites designed to bring authors and book clubs together. In addition to promoting The Book Club Cookbook and The Kids’ Book Club Book, these websites feature book club resources and offer opportunities for authors and publishers to promote books.

The authors continue to participate in many book clubs, both with adults and children.  They enjoy speaking about book clubs, and appreciate their ongoing conversations with book and food enthusiasts across the country.

They both live with their families in the Boston area.


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