This Bonus Episode comes to us from the Ottumwa Public Library in Iowa. Ottumwa's Middle School Book Club has been meeting since December of 2015. Since a number of members will be moving out of middle school after this school year, they have already decided they want to form a Teen book club for next school year.
At a recent meeting, the kids came up with a new way to pick their next book for discussion: they wrote their suggestions slips of paper and picked one out of a bowl. How does your book club pick its books? Tell us!
Thanks to our readers in Ottumwa, Iowa: MacKenzie, Noah, Madison, Dylan, Janelle, Natalie – and to their librarian, Allyson Kirking.
Books Recommended by the Ottumwa Kids:
Smile – Raina Telgemeier
Magnus Chace and the Gods of Asgard – Rick Riordan
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Russian Roulette – Anthony Horowitz
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Mark of the Dragonfly – Jaleigh Johnson
The Amazing Book is Now On Fire – Dan Howell & Phil Lester
Goosebumps Series – R.L. Stine
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Rick Bunsen and Golden Books
The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins