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Book Club Resources for Kids

What are the best book clubs for kids?

A Reddit user posed this great question this week: “My son is only 5 months old but we still read to him frequently. I would like to start getting a book collection going for him as he grows. Books like as Dr. Seuss and such. Does anyone know of any affordable book programs for children that I could get signed up for?”

This GalleyCat editor started collecting some book club suggestions and resources for kids. We’ve embedded a link to Al Roker‘s book club above–add your ideas in the comments section.

Al’s Book Club for Kids: NBC weatherman and author Al Roker leads this online and televised book club.

DogEared Book Blog: National Geographic Kids sponsored site has reviews, contests and book discussion.

Book Clubs for Kids Guide: Kidsreads.com offers resources and book club reading guides for many popular titles.

Reading to Kids: “a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future.”

Spaghetti Book Club: “Book reviews by kids for kids.”

Book Club Comparison Chart: Book Club Offers compares prices of ten different book clubs from major publishers, including book offers from Book of the Month Club, Scholastic, Highlights, Baby Einstein, Hooked on Phonics and World Book Encyclopedia.

Genna’s World: “Welcome to my creative writing website!! Here you can write your own book reviews, stories, submit comments, and even help me with ideas for my collaborative story!”

Book Clubs for Teens Guide: Teenreads.com offers resources and book club reading guides for many popular titles.

Online Teen Book Club: “When you join our Online Book Clubs, you’ll receive a portion of interesting and popular recent books in your daily e-mail. Each e-mail will be about 5 minutes worth of reading.”

Oprah Winfrey’s Kids’ Reading List: Book lists for all age groups.

The Kids’ Book Club Book: “The first complete guide (for adults and kids!) to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids.”

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids: A general resource for young readers.

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