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.

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 Final Friday of each month.
October 2022 – March 2023

In 2022 – 2023, 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.

This Year’s Videos:

We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John
A Family for Louie by Alexandra Thompson
Scaredy Snacks by Terry Border
Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl Stott
Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood


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

Zoom Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
October 2022 – March 2023

In 2022-2023, Book club members will be able to attend zoom meetings of the club, but must complete the book independently.

To become part of the book club, call Youth Services at 314-727-3150.

This Month’s Book

Past Featured Books:

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
Wink by Rob Harrell
Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders

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