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

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The Kids Book Club Book

The Kids’ Book Club Book
is available in paperback.

Barnes & Noble


About the The Kids' Book Club Book

Critical Acclaim

The first complete guide (for adults and kids!) to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids.

From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches featured in Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie to instructions on how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knothole of a tree in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, The Kids’ Book Club Book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids’ book club a success. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp had heard a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, and community leaders: “How about writing the ultimate guide to creating kids’ book clubs?” With this book, they’ve fulfilled the request.

Based on surveys representing 500 youth book clubs across the country and interviews with the parents, educators, librarians and kids themselves who have launched successful clubs, The Kids’ Book Club Book features:

  • the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages 8 to 18;

  • ideas and advice on forming great kids’ book clubs;

  • recipes, activities, and insights from bestselling children’s book authors Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Pam Munoz Ryan and Walter Dean Myers, and many others.

The Kids’ Book Club Book is a must-have for kids who love to read—and the adults who want to encourage and support them.


Critical Acclaim

"The Kids' Book Club Book is the first truly comprehensive guide to starting and maintaining a book discussion group for young people. The authors tackle three of the most common problems: how to encourage consistent participation, select books, and get interesting discussions going. The single best reference for both fledgling and well-established youth book groups."
- Gail B. Hedges, President, Foundation for Children's Books and adjunct instructor, Lesley University and Framingham State College

"A timely book and a great idea. What better way to cultivate an early desire to read than a kids' book club? The Kids' Book Club Book gives the full recipe for success: how to organize a club, which books to choose, what activities to keep it going, and how to involve reticent teens."
- Mark Bauerlein, professor of English, Emory University, and former Director of Research and Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts

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