Contributors: Jack (11) & Nate (11) Lowe
The Austin Allies/Bookpeople Kids Book Club was started in September of 2017. The first book we read was Fish in A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. The book club is for kids who are 8-12 years old, but we welcome all ages to the book club as long as you are old enough to read the book! We meet once a month to discuss the books we read in the kids’ amphitheatre at Bookpeople, our favorite book store.
The books we read in book club are written by different authors about people living around the world. It is important to read these books because it changes the way we see the world. We learn about other people, what they are like, and the way they live. If we only read one type of book, by one type of author, then we won’t learn about all of the different types of people that are in the world.
One of the fun things about book club is that you get to talk about something you love--reading--with other people who also love reading. It is also fun to have our meetings at Bookpeople. Bookpeople displays the books we read and lets us write book recommendations for the kids’ section. Finally, sometimes kids get to read the questions at book club. We are not just learning about the issues and the people in the book we are learning to lead discussions.
Jack: My favorite book club book is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli because it is very funny and is told in a way that makes everything more interesting
Nate: My favorite book club book is The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea because it is funny and the characters are relatable.
We hope you will join us at our next book club meeting! We’ll meet on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm in the BookPeople Kids’ Amphitheatre to talk about The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.