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What are the kids reading?

Judy MoodyIn my library there is a shelf of books reserved for members of book clubs to check out.  In years past, it has been all adult titles.  Now, nearly half of the books on the shelf are children’s and YA books for parent and PTA led children’s book clubs.

I thought I’d tell you what is on the shelf this evening which shows just how young book club members are getting.  Books clubs for children using this Chicago surburban library are discussing:

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant – an easy reader about the adventures of a boy and his dog

Four Mice Deep in the Jungle by Geronimo Stilton – a beginning chapter book about the adventures of a fraidy mouse in a dangerous jungle

Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days by Megan McDonald – a beginning chapter book about a school project and a new friendship

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin – 3rd/4th grade chapter book about a Taiwanese American girl’s attempts to fit in at school

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech – 5th/6th grade chapter about a girl with a wise grandmother who helps her figure out her friendship with the boy next door

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – 5th – 7th grade chapter book.  A classic survival story of a boy who survives a plane crash to spend 54 days surviving in the wild.

A Corner of the Universe by Ann Martin – 6th -8th grade chapter book.  Stories of Hattie’s twelfth summer in a small town.

Bittersweet 16 by Carrie Karasyov – teen novel about wealthy prep school girls

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  1. High school students love Ellen Hopkins, Stephenie Meyer, and Melody Carlson.

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