Find good book club books to read for your children’s book clubs! The highly recommended books on these lists for elementary and middle school are perfect book club picks because they’re thought-provoking and discussion worthy.
Not only that, these are good books to read because they’re interesting and appealing to kids. You’ll see that I’m recommending chapter books for early elementary grades and middle grade books for upper elementary grades and middle school.
Book Club Books for Kids
Book Club Books for Elementary
Grades 2 – 5
Does the book club book you read matter?
Reading a well-written, engaging book about topics and themes that merit discussion makes book club meetings richer.
It’s also important to factor in if the book club book is comprehensible to everyone in the group. And that you have ways to modify and adapt the book if it’s not. That means, that you could read aloud the book or have children listen to the book on audio.
Use the lists of great book club books below to get started. Whenever possible, allow readers to pick the books they want to read…even if it’s from a pre-selected choice of books. Choice is essential to motivation.
Book Club Books for Middle School
Grades 6 – 8
Middle school book clubs for ages 11, 12, and 13 provide another way for kids to get hooked on good books.
Plus, the discussions will get richer since kids are older and thinking about more complexity than the elementary book club books. For example, you might read books about mental health, immigration, racial inequality, real life, abusive parents, and difficult historical fiction events.
In addition, these book club picks with of recommended middle grade books will help you find a good book for your middle school book club. I hope they’re helpful. I hope they help readers find a new favorite book, whether your readers are book lovers are not.
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