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Why Book Clubs Are So Good For Kids


Smiling kids lying in a circle with their book shows a happy kids' book club.

Reading is a fundamental skill that helps children develop their imagination, comprehension, and critical thinking abilities. But for many kids, reading can feel like a solitary activity that lacks the social interactions that they crave. That’s where book clubs come in.


Book clubs are an excellent way to foster a love of reading while also providing children with an opportunity to connect with their peers. Here are some reasons why book clubs are such a good idea for kids.


Encourages Reading for Pleasure


Many children view reading as a chore that they are forced to do for school. However, when they join a book club, there is less pressure and more ability to enjoy the book. By reading books they enjoy, children are more likely to develop a love of reading that lasts a lifetime.


Develop Critical Thinking Skills


When children discuss books in a book club, they are encouraged to think critically about the text. They can share their opinions, ask questions, and debate with their peers. This not only helps them understand the book better but also develops their critical thinking skills.


Build Social Skills


Book clubs provide a structured environment for children to interact with their peers. They can learn how to communicate effectively, listen to others’ opinions, and share their own thoughts. This can help them build confidence in social situations and develop meaningful friendships.


Expands Horizons


Book clubs can expose children to books they might not have otherwise chosen to read. This can broaden their horizons and introduce them to new ideas and perspectives. It can also encourage them to step outside their comfort zone and try new things.


Encourages Responsibility


When children participate in a book club, they are expected to read the assigned book and come prepared to discuss it. This can help them develop a sense of responsibility and accountability.


Offers a Safe Space for Discussion


Book clubs provide a safe space for children to discuss sensitive or controversial topics. They can share their thoughts and opinions without fear of judgment. This can help them develop empathy and respect for other’s viewpoints.



In today's fast-paced world, it is easy for children to become disconnected from the joys of reading and social interaction. Book clubs provide an excellent opportunity for children to engage in both activities simultaneously. By fostering a love of reading and encouraging critical thinking and social skills, book clubs can help children develop into well-rounded individuals. Book clubs introduce children to new ideas, expand their horizons, and provide a safe space for discussion. Overall, book clubs are an excellent idea for children and offer many benefits that can positively impact their lives.


We currently offer two online book clubs for kids:


Page Turners (ages 8-10) - This book club meets Saturday mornings on Zoom and is led by a facilitator who will guide discussions and activities related to the book of the month. We will read a variety of genres including adventure, mystery, fantasy, and realistic fiction. Our book choices are carefully selected to engage young readers and promote a love of reading.


During our meetings, we will have group discussions about the book, play games and engage in creative activities related to the story. We encourage children to share their thoughts and opinions about the books we read, and we value the diversity of perspectives and experiences that each child brings to the group.


Reading Rascals (ages 5-7) - Our book club meets once a week and is led by a facilitator who will guide discussions and activities related to the book of the week. We will read a variety of genres including picture books and poetry. Our book choices are carefully selected to engage young readers and promote a love of reading.


We aim to create a positive and supportive environment for children to explore their love of reading and to connect with other young readers. We look forward to sharing the joy of reading with your child and watching their love of literature grow!


Interested in signing your child up? Click here to email. Simply let us know which book club you are looking at!




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