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Oswego Public Library District

Circulation: (630) 978-1205

Adult Services: (630) 978-1024

Youth Services: (630) 978-1272

Book Discussion Collection

The Book Discussion Collection includes mutiple copies of the book. There are between 10 - 20 copies of each title. We have books of interest for kids in second through eighth grade. Books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals.  Late fines are 20 cents per day per book. Holds cannot be placed online. For more information about the Youth Services book discussion collection, please call 630-978-1272.

We have many guides for our book discussion books.  Just click on the title for the book discussion guide. Warning! Guides may contain key elements of the plot. Do not read the guide if you don't want to know what happens!



Interest by Grade Level

Airborn Kenneth Oppel 5-8
Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix 4-8
Andrew Lost: In the Bathroom J.C. Greenburg 2-4
Andrew Lost: On the Dog J.C. Greenburg 2-4
Arthur and the World Record Marc Brown 2-4
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo 4-6
Beloved Dearly Doug Cooney 3-6
Biblioburro Jeanette Winter K-2
The Bomb Theodore Taylor 6-8
Bookstore Mouse Peggy Christian 5-6
The Borrowers  Mary Norton  3-6
 Bridge to Terabithia  Katherine Peterson  4-8
Brother's at Bat Audrey Vernick 1-3
Bud not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis 5-8
Caleb's Story Patricia MacLachlan 2-4
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Bruse Hale 2-4
Charlotte's Web E.B. White 2-5
 Clockwork  Philip Pullman  6-8
 Corner of the Universe  Ann M. Martin  7-8
 Crash  Jerry Spinelli  5-8
 Crispin, the Cross of Lead  Avi  4-6
 Darby  Jonathon Scott Fuqua  6-8
 Drita, My Homegirl  Jenny Lombard  3-6
 Fair Weather  Richard Peck  5-8
Fever, 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson 6-8
 Frindle  Andrew Clements  3-6
 The Gadget  Paul Zindel  6-8
 The Graveyard Book  Neil Gaiman  5-8
 The Green Glass Sea  Ellen Klages  5-8
 Habibi  Naomi Shihab Nye  5-8
Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, Or Does It? Henry Winkler 3-6
 Henry Huggins  Beverly Cleary 3-6 
 Hoot  Carl Hiaasen  4-8
 Hope Was Here  Joan Bauer  7-8
 The Horse and His Boy  C.S. Lewis  4-8
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell 2-4
 I, Freddy  Dietlof Reiche  3-6
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Bette Lord 4-6
Incredible Journey Sheila Every Burnford 4-6
 Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key  Jack Gantos  4-7
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes 5-8
The Josefina Story Quilt Eleanor Coerr 1-4
 Landry News Andrew Clements   4-6
 The Last Book in the Universe  Rodman Philbrick  6-8
 Letters From Rifka  Karen Hesse  4-8
 Lily's Crossing  Patricia Reilly Giff  4-8 
 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  C.S. Lewis  4-8
 A Long Walk to Water  Linda Sue Park  5-9
 Loser  Jerry Spinelli  4-7
 Love That Dog  Sharon Creech  3-8
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli 4-7
 Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House  Louis Sachar  2-4
 Memory Boy  Will Weaver  7-8
 Mieko and the Fifth Treasure  Eleanor Coerr  3-5
 The Mozart Question  Michael Morpurgo  4-8
 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle  Betty Bard MacDonald  1-4
 Muggie Maggie  Beverly Cleary  3-6
 My Father’s Dragon  Ruth Stiles Gannett  3-5
 Navigating Early  Clare Vanderpool  6-8
 Once on this Island  Gloria Whelan  4-7
 The One and Only Ivan  Katherine Applegate  3-6
 The Outsiders  S.E. Hinton  7-8
 Petey  Ben Mikaelsen  7-8
 Pie  Sarah Weeks  4-6
 The Prince of the Pond  Donna Jo Napoli  3-6
 Ramona and Her Father  Beverly Cleary  3-6
 Ramona's World  Beverly Cleary  3-6
 Rescue Josh McGuire  Ben Mikaelsen  6-8
 The Roar  Emma Clayton  4-8
 Running Out of Time  Margaret Peterson Haddix  5-8
 Runt  Marion Dane Bauer  3-6
 Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief  Wendelin Van Draanen  4-7
 Sarah, Plain and Tall  Patricia MacLachlan  2-4
 Saving Zasha  Randi G. Barrow  3-7
 Sea Mosters Don't Ride Motorcycles  Debbie Dadey  2-4
 Shackleton's Stowaway  Victoria McKernan  6-8
 A Sick Day for Amos McGee  Philip C. Stead  K-2
 Sign of the Beaver  Elizabeth George Speare  4-6
 Silverwing  Kenneth Oppel  4-6
 Skylark  Patricia MacLachlan  2-4
 Slave Dancer  Paula Fox  5-8
 Slob  Ellen Potter  4-7
 Soup  Robert Newton Peck  4-6
 The Squire's Tale  Gerald Morris  5-8
 Stone Fox  John Reynolds Gardiner  3-7
 The Tale of Despereaux  Kate DiCamillo  4-7
 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  Judy Blume  3-6
 Tiger Rising  Kate DiCamillo  4-7
 Toad Rage  Morris Gleitzman  3-6
 The Trolls  Polly Horwath  3-6
 The True Meaning of Smekday  Adam Rex  4-6
 Walking to the Bus Rider Blues  Harriette Robinet  4-6
 Ways to Live Forever  Sally Nicholls  6-8
 The Westing Game  Ellen Raskin  5-8
 The Whipping Boy  Sid Fleishman  3-6
 White Sands, Red Menace  Ellen Klages  5-8
 Who Stole the Wizard of Oz  Avi  4-6
 Williwaw  Tom Bodett  5-8
 Words in the Dust  Trent Reedy  6-8
 The Wreckers  Iain Lawrence  6-8
 A Year Down Yonder  Richard Peck  5-8