Children’s Book Groups

Book Clubs for Kids

Our book clubs offer a space for kids to get together, make friends, and discuss reading. Kids will have a chance to explore various genres to find out what excites them most and dive deeper into the stories and topics they love. Find the book group that fits your age and interest, then sign up on the Events Calendar for the next meeting.

Book clubs take a break during the summer while Summer Reading happens. Check back in the fall to see what new books you can explore with friends!

Just the Facts (K-2)

This is a nonfiction topic-based book club. Kids will enjoy some new found facts and share some of their own as well. The topic will be announced beforehand, but no reading is required.

January topic – Weird & True Animals
February topic – What Lies Beneath: Weird Ocean Creatures
March topic – Art and Color
April topic – Life Cycle of Plants
May topic – Cloud Science

Book Worms (2nd/3rd)

This discussion-based book club will explore various genres and types of books. Kids will have a chance to discover new books and fun characters on exciting adventures.

January book: Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak
February book: any Who Would Win? book by Jerry Pallotta
March theme: book tasting
April book: Just Harriet by Elana Arnold
May book: Aquicorn Cove by K. O’Neill

Fantastic Tales (4th/5th)

This is a fantasy and sci-fi book club. From dragons to robots, fairy tale realms to intergalactic dimensions, kids will explore various worlds and interesting characters.

January book: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
February book: Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August
March book: The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
April book: The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters
May book: Time Villains by Victor Piñeiro

For Book Worms and Fantastic Tales, kids will all check out the same book, which is announced the month before the program meeting. They should read the book before the monthly meeting, either independently or with a grown up. Copies of each book will be available at the Children’s Desk. E-copies of some books may also be found on Libby.

Programs will take place at the Milano Center. Space is limited and registration is required for all participants due to room constraints. Please register separately for each child attending. Please check in at the front door of the Milano Center. Caregivers must remain in the vicinity.