April 25, 2017

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

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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

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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

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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.