October 18, 2017

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11-Year-Old Starts Book Club for African American Boys

Fifth grader Sidney Keys’s “Books N Bros” club celebrates characters who are black—and gets boys reading.

Teen Book Club – Creating a Place to Read and Belong! (a guest post by Sheri Schubbe)

Everyone who works with teens in an educational library setting knows it’s a struggle to compete for a their time and attention. We’re up against schoolwork, sports, various extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, social media and technology. We want teens to spend time in our libraries and love reading, but it can be challenging to get […]

NetGalley Kid Reviewers Reignite Languishing Book Club

Making kids publishing industry insiders gave this middle-school public library club in California a 25-kid waiting list.

#MHYALit: Talking about mental health-related books and issues with teens

For the past nearly four years, I’ve run a monthly YA book club at the library. My crew has remained fairly strong over the years and is a very diverse mix of teens. Generally, we talk about whatever it is we’ve been reading. It’s very casual and there’s always lively discussion. To see some of […]

In “Book Club For Kids” Podcasts, Tween Talk Is Front and Center

Kitty Felde’s podcasts feature middle schoolers talking about books by authors from Roald Dahl to Laurie Halse Anderson. Each episode also features a celebrity reading, background about the title, and often an author interview.