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 – March 2020

Club members will listen to and discuss 1 or 2 books nominated for the Missouri Young Readers “Show Me Award,” videos include a craft or game activity.

Giraffe Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith
Max Explains Everything by Stacy McAnulty
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Friends Stick Together by Hannah E Harrison
DOLL-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey

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

Videos upload the 1st Friday of the Month
November – March 2020

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:
November – Squint by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown
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December – Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller
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January – Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
                    <Read Aloud>   <Questions>   <Activity>

February – The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Conner
                    <Read Aloud>   <Questions>   <Activity>   <Recipe>

March – The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
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For more information about book clubs and other Youth Services events call 314-727-3150.