Tween Book Club Resources

Awhile back I wrote about the Tween Book Club I run at my branch and all the extension activities I’ve done with the kids.  I recently landed a new (PERMANENT FULL TIME!) job that has me switching my focus from middle years to early years, so unfortunately I won’t be in charge of a tween book club anymore.

But I did promise to write more about the resources I used to plan my tween book clubs.  I view this post as a living document, so please leave a comment if there is anything you think I should add.

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Websites and Blogs

Discussion and Activity Ideas

  • Skype Book Club by GreenBeanTeenQueen – call the author via Skype and let the kids ask him or her questions.
  • 10 Ideas to Get Your Book Club Talking About Books by Teen Services Underground
  • Grab some dice and play roll and retell.  Or make one of these Cootie Catcher Story Elements (Thank you, Angie for pointing me towards these!)
  • Book Resource Guides by the California Young Reader Medal – these include discussion questions, activities, read alikes, and more! Super, super useful.
  • Have the tweens write tweets and then share them with the author. I did this with Sage Blackwood, author of Jinx.  The kids spent a good 15 minutes of the meeting writing 140 word questions and feedback that I later tweeted to Sage (who replied to them all!). At our next meeting I shared what Sage wrote.

Icebreakers

What did I miss? Please leave a comment and I’ll add in your suggested resources!

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