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Summer Book Clubs – 2015

Kids’ Book Clubs

Do you have trouble getting your kids to read over the summer?  Learn Beyond the Book is happy to be offering summer book clubs for kids!  These clubs are a great way for kids to socialize, practice literacy skills in a relaxed environment, and develop an enjoyment of reading and discussion.  There will be three groups 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, and 6th grade and up.  Each meeting will consist of a discussion and a game or activity related to the chosen book of the week.  Refreshments will also be served!  Parents are welcome and kids are encouraged to attend even if they have not read the book.  Sometimes exposure to a new book is enough to inspire a child to read!

The clubs will meet on Wednesdays, starting 7/8/15 for 6 weeks.  Sign up for 1 or more weeks – $10/week or if you sign up for all the weeks, it is $50 for all 6 weeks.

2nd-3rd grade: 9:30-10:30am

4th-5th grade: 10:30-11:30am

6th and up: 11:30am-12:30pm

Some possible book choices could include:


  • The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra & Sal Barracca, illustrated by Mark Buehner (Puffin, 2000).
  • Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr, illustrated by Kerry Millard (Yearling Books, 2001).
  • Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Anne Mortimer (HarperTrophy, 2005).
  • 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids by Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by John Manders (Dutton, 2009).
  • A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats (Puffin, reprint edition, 1998)
  • Summer Reading is Killing Me by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (Puffin, 2000).


  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (Square Fish, 2008).
  • The Quest Begins: Seekers #1 by Erin Hunter (HarperCollins, 2008).
  • Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Arthur Dorros, Tracy Dockray (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2006).
  • I Am the Ice Worm by MaryAnn Easley (Boys Mill Press, 1998).
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Simon & Schuster, 2007).
  • Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto (Harcourt Paperbacks, 2000).

6th and up

Please note:  These books are only suggestions and children will be encouraged to choose books that are appealing to them.  Every effort will be made to review the appropriateness of each book, but parents should use their own judgement in deciding whether a book is appropriate for their child.

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