Book Clubs for Kids

Every year, UCPL holds two book clubs for elementary-age students. Our first, Show Me Reader Book Club, listens to and discusses the books on Missouri’s Show Me list with Ms. Stephanie and then chooses a favorite. In our second book group, the Treehouse Book Club, Ms. C has students point us in the direction of what they’re interested in and selects books on that theme to discuss. Of course, there are snacks too! Reading is hungry work!

While our book clubs have generally met at the Library, due to the renovation process, we will be looking for a new location for the 2021-2022 groups to meet. While we wait for the November start of this year’s book club season, check out what we have to offer by watching the read-alouds from last year’s virtual meetings!


Show Me Reader Book Club                           
for 2nd & 3rd Graders

Videos upload the 4th Friday of each month.
November 2021 – March 2022

Club members will listen to Ms. Stephanie read 1 or 2 books nominated for the Missouri Young Readers “Show Me Award.” Videos also include a craft or game activity.

Videos (links coming soon!):

Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen written and illustrated by Beth Mills
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Hey, Dog by Tory Johnston, illustrated by Jonathan Nelson
If I Built a School written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog written and illustrated by Lisa Papp
Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham, illustrated by John Holyfield
Snack Attack! written and illustrated by Terry Border
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
The Donkey Egg written and illustrated by Janet Stevens
When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick, illustrated by Germán Blanco


Treehouse Book Club
for 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders

Videos upload the 1st Friday of the Month
November 2021 – March 2022

Book club members can watch Ms C read the first chapter of each book online, but must complete the book independently. Videos include links to discussion questions and an activity.

Featured Books (links for first-chapter videos coming soon!):

November – White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

December – Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

January – The Bridge Home by Pandma Ventkatraman

February – Charlie Thorne and the Lost Equation by Stuart Gibbs

March – Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz

For more information about book clubs and other Youth Services events call 314-727-3150.