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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
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
Caleb’s Story Patricia MacLachlan 2-4
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Bruce Hale 2-4
Charlotte’s Web E.B. White 2-5
Clockwork Philip Pullman 5-8
Crash Jerry Spinelli 5-8
Crispin, Cross of Lead Avi 4-6
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
A 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
The Josefina Story Quilt Eleanor Coerr 1-4
Landry News Andrew Clements 4-6
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
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
Mieko and the Fifth Treasure Eleanor Coerr 3-5
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Betty Bard MacDonald 1-3
Muggie Maggie Beverly Cleary 3-6
My Father’s Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett 3-5
Once On This Island Gloria Whelan 4-7
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
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
Sea Monsters Don’t Ride Motorcycles Debbie Dadey 2-4
Shackleton’s Stowaway Victoria McKernan 6-8
Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare 4-6
Skylark Patricia MacLachlan 2-4
Slave Dancer Paula Fox 5-8
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
Walking to the Bus Rider Blues Harriette Robinet 4-6
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
The Wreckers Iain Lawrence 6-8
A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck 5-8


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