Childrens Book Clubs
Childrens book clubs are all the rage. Once, book clubs were considered the exclusive domain of adults, but no longer.
Many parents are helping their kids start childrens book clubs. These groups are places where kids (and their parents, too) can get together and talk about books.
Discount Children's Book Clubs
Another type of book club for kids is a monthly or discount book club, where you can buy children's books directly from the publisher at a discounted price.
Kids book clubs include:
- Children's Book of the Month Club
- Disney Book Club
- Dr. Seuss Book Club
- My First Steps to Learning Book Club
Teachers are also getting in on the action! Teachers can join book clubs like the Troll Book Club or the Scholastic Book Club to get discounted book deals for their students and earn free supplies for their classroom.
Why Book Clubs for Children are Important
Book clubs for children help kids develop skills they'll need later on in school at a young age.
Plus, it encourages kids to develop a love of reading through the use of age-appropriate and excellent books.
Some schools are also starting school book clubs that meet after class lets out for the day. Learn more about school book clubs.
Getting Kids Involved
Getting kids interested in a childrens book club isn't hard, it just requires a little imagination on the parent's part.
Consider holding meetings in fun places that go along with the theme of the book.
If a book is about a boy and his pet snake, get the children together at the reptile house of the zoo. If the book is set in India, see about holding the meeting at the local India cultural center ... or just at an Indian restaurant!
Make the meetings fun with games, food, and conversation.
Children's Book Club Activity Ideas
Kids have a shorter attention span than adults, so keep the questions simple and incorporate games. For example, have kids act out their favorite scene from the book.
Or go around the circle and have them read their favorite paragraph. Asking the children about what they would have done in a scenario the main character faced works well, too.
Here are some great book clubs for children activity ideas for specific books.
Children's Book Recommnedations
There are many children's book awards, and selecting award-winning books is a great way to find good book club picks for your kid's book club and identify age-appropriate books.
The Newbery Medal is a well-known childrens book award. Recent winners include:
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
- The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
- Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
- Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
- The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
- Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
- A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
- A Year Down Yonder by by Richard Peck
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
A complete list of Newbery award winners is available on the Newbery Medal Website.
Many parents struggle to find age appropriate books for their children. This list gets you going in the right direction!
What is Your Children's Book Club Suggestion?
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Or, maybe you're a parent or teacher with a great suggestions for a fun and educational kids book club activity. We'd love to hear your ideas.
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