We meet less frequently now and our meetings occur at lunch, instead of after school. We begin each year with a focus on reading and discussing Newbery possibilities and March Book Madness titles. Our focus for other months includes African American History Month and Poetry Month. During the summer our club morphs from Books, Brownies, and Beyond (a middle school book club) into a Tween Book Club. We welcome 4th and 5th graders to our meetings at the public library (and one this summer at Island Books, our independent book store).
One of the things I've created this summer is a Tween Book Club padlet for collecting blog posts, book lists, what we're reading this summer lists, summer reading challenges, and other book related links. I like the visual nature of Padlet and the ability to organize the links and things I want to share. How do you stay in touch with readers over the summer? What are you favorite middle grade book resources?
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