Juvenile Book Club Kits

Juvenie Book Club Kit

Want to start a book club? Looking for new titles for your existing club? We have a unique collection just for you!

Juvenile book club kits are available for a 6-week checkout period and are appropriate for a variety of reading levels. Kits contain 10 copies of a title, discussion questions, and other enrichment materials to help your group have a successful book club experience!

We also offer an Advancing Racial Equity Collection to help Hoosier children think, read, and talk about racial injustice and systemic racism. 

See a complete list of titles below.

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Picture Books
Where the Wild Things Are - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Maurice Sendak
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Max, a naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Early Readers
Frog and Toad are Friends - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Arnold Lobel
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends—Frog and Toad.

Penny and Her Song - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Kevin Henkes
Juvenile Book Club Kit

When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it?

Pete the Cat. Pete's Big Lunch - Juvenile Book Club Kit

James Dean
J-ER Pete Dea

In this cool beginning reader, Pete uses creativity to create a delicious sandwich and then teaches readers about the joy of sharing with friends.

Juvenile Fiction
Among the Hidden - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Margaret Peterson Haddix
J Haddix

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

The City of Ember - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jeanne DuPrau
J Duprau

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Ghost Boys - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Juvenile Book Club Kit

After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramée
Juvenile Book Club Kit

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Hoot - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Carl Hiaasen
J Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

Shiloh - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
J Na

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Kate DiCamillo
J Dicamil

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Juvenile Graphic Novel
Amulet. Book 1, The Stonekeeper - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Kazu Kibuishi
J-GN Amulet v. 1

"After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves." -- from publisher's web site.

The Baby-sitters Club. 2, The Truth About Stacey - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin
J Martin

Joining the Baby-sitter's Club after moving to a new town, Stacey helps her new friends outmaneuver a rival sitter group while coming to terms with her diabetes.

El Deafo - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Cece Bell
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Guts - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Raina Telgemeier
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away ... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

New Kid - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jerry Craft
Juvenile Book Club Kit

A timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

Juvenile Nonfiction
Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

Let’s Talk About Race - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Karen Barbour
Juvenile Book Club Kit

The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Anastasia Higginbotham
Juvenile Book Club Kit

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Tony Medina
J 811 Med

A fresh perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

This Book is Anti-racist  - Juvenile Book Club Kit

Tiffany Jewell
Juvenile Book Club Kit

In 20 carefully laid out chapters, a primer on anti-racism teaches readers about identities, histories and the origins of racism as well as ways to identify and take action against racism, within ourselves and society.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.

Juvenile Picture Books
Strictly No Elephants - Storytime kit

Lisa Mantchev
Storytime kit

A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet.

This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.