A book club is usually a group of eight to 12 people who get together to discuss a certain book and share what they did and didn’t like about it. Discover how book club discussions can lead into rewarding discussions of personal lives with help from an award-winning writer in this free video on book clubs and reading.

Miss Cookie, a 63 year-old bus driver was so sick of the noise, the fights, the general chaos on her bus, that she was about to retire…but then she got a great idea – she started a book club where the kids get prizes (like cookies of course) for their book reviews. Now the bus is very quiet, the kids’ grades have risen, and Miss Cookie loves her job again.

Oprah was really the one who originated the concept of online book clubs, and hers is still going strong. Here is her reading list for kids. The Spaghetti Book Club is a web site for kids who love to read and talk about books. It is the largest site of book reviews written and illustrated by kids for kids. Here’s a YouTube about how to start a children’s book club.
New Hampshire has a website for book clubs. Utne Reader and Salon.com both have book clubs. Yahoo has Yahoo Groups that discuss books.

Here’s a link to a non-profit that gets books for prisoners – not exactly a club, but really isn’t it all about sharing books and the love of reading.

Book clubs are in the strangest places
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