Virtual Book Club for grades K-5

book club k-5 may 2022

Virtual Book Club

Our virtual do-it-at-home book clubs for all ages continue! The best part? Everyone who participates gets to keep the book!

Pick up your free book and activity packet by visiting the library! Every book will come with a blank review form, a few questions you can think about, and a small craft or activity that ties into the book. All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

The books are:

  • Grades K-3: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. “Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad – a Caldecott Honor Book! From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other – just as best friends should be,” (Frog and Toad Are Friends, 2003 edition). 
  • Grades 3-5: The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson. “Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing – the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It’s 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before. Then it happens – Steve’s new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can’t wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero? Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson,” (The Hero Two Doors Down, 2017). 

We have a post for each book on https://www.splyouth.org for anyone who wants to discuss the book or comment on any of the questions or activities. If you’d prefer not to go online, fill out the included review sheets and get them back to the library, and we can post your comments for you! Even better, everyone who either posts on our site or brings back anything included with the book – even if it’s just a picture of the craft you did – will also get a small prize at the library!

See the books for grades 5-8 and 9-12.

Want to learn more about what's going on for youth at the library? Visit splyouth.org! Featuring posts discussing books, activities, submissions from kids, and more!