Book Club Kits: Children's Titles

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Do you have a book club and have a hard time finding enough books for your group? Try our Book Club in a Bag kits. Each kit has ten copies of a book and comes with a reading guide that has author information and discussion questions.

You can check out a kit for 6 weeks at a time and you can bring it back to any Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. You cannot renew these kits, but you can have more than one checked out on your card at one time.

Kits are available through the Library's request system in the card catalog. If a kit is not "available" when you place your request, you may not receive it in time for your club's schedule.

To suggest a title for Book Club In A Bag, Click here.


Becoming Naomi Leon
Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi and her younger brother Owen, are living happily in Lemon Tree with their great-grandmother, until Terri Lynn, their mother, waltzes back into their life after a seven year absence.

 

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson
Jess and Leslie create an imaginary, secret kingdom in the woods called Terabithia that can be reached only by swinging across a creek bed on a rope. But one morning a tragic accident befalls Leslie as she ventures alone to Terabithia, and Jess's life is changed forever. (Children’s Literature)

 

City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau
Lina and Doon live in the city of Ember where there is no natural light.  Ember is lit by an old generator that is slowly breaking down and the storerooms that hold all Ember's supplies are nearly empty. When Lina finds an ancient document that might be instructions for leaving the city, she and Doon embark on a desperate search for a way out of Ember.

 

Coraline
Neil Gaiman
Coraline’s parents are always very busy so she must entertain herself.  She decides to explore her new apartment and finds a door that leads to a different world.  This world seems familiar at first but soon she learns that it is disturbingly different than her own.

 

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Mick Cochrane

For an eighth grader, Molly Williams has more than her fair share of problems. Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself. Molly decides to confront her fears--by joining a boy's baseball team.

 

House of Dies Drear
Virginia Hamilton
In The House of Dies Drear, an African-American family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

 

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Wendy Mass
Jeremy Fink and his friend, Lizzie, undertake a fabulous adventure as they try to unlock the box which contains the meaning of life.

 

The Lightning Thief
Riordan, Rick
Half-god, half-human Percy can not stop getting into trouble.  When Zeus’ lightning bolt is stolen, everyone suspects Percy because of his mischievous history.  In an attempt to bring peace to Olympus, Percy starts a journey to find the missing lightning bolt.  As the first in the Olympian series, this book introduces readers to the wondrous life of a demigod.

 

No More Dead Dogs
Gordon Korman
For detention, eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

 

The Sisters Grimm, Book One: Fairy-Tale Detectives
Michael Buckley
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, are sent to live in the town of Ferryport Landing, New York with a grandmother they didn’t know existed.  While there they discover strange crimes, mysteries and a town inhabited by both fairy tale characters (Everafters) and a human population.

 

Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo
Meet Despereaux Tilling, a smaller than average mouse with an adventurous spirit who happens to be in love with a human princess named Pea.  Also meet Roscuro, a rat with a vendetta against Princess Pea, and Miggery Sow, a young castle servant who longs to become a princess.  They all come together in this tale of adventure and courage.

 

Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
On the hottest day in August, ten year old Winnie Foster summons the courage to go beyond the iron gates of her house alone. Entering the dark woods, she discovers a secret no one could have imagined.  Will Winnie keep the secret?

 

The Watsons Go To Birmingham
Christopher Paul Curtis
This book, often funny yet sometimes deeply moving, is told by ten-year-old Kenny and is the story of his family, the Watsons of Flint, Michigan and their trip to Birmingham, Alabama in the Summer of 1963.  What they will soon witness is one of the most tragic events in America’s history—the racially motivated bombing of a Birmingham church in which four young girls lose their lives.