Book Buddies Take-Out

Thinking of starting a book group for children beginning to read chapter books? Does your established book group need a little help? If so, Book Buddies Book Group Take-Out kits are designed with you in mind. Each Book Group Take-Out kit contains 10-12 copies of the book and a guide that includes:

  • tips for running a book discussion
  • background information on the author
  • a summary of the book
  • discussion questions

The Book Group Take-Out kits can be checked out for a period of eight weeks. Renewals are not allowed and you are limited to two kits checked-out at one time. There is no charge to check out Book Group Take-Out kits, but if they are returned late, incomplete or damaged, fines and fees will apply.

Book Group Take-Out kits are sponsored by the Friends of the Library groups.

The following titles are available as Book Buddies Book Group Take-Out kits:

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

by Nick Bruel

Takes a look at the way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water.

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty is not pleased when a baby joins her family. Includes fun facts and tips for training a cat to perform tricks.

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

by Greg Trine

After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.

Dolphins and Sharks

Dolphins and Sharks

by Mary Pope Osborne

Discusses dolphins and sharks, their ocean habitats, and general information about oceans and oceanography.

Frantastic Voyage

Frantastic Voyage

by Jim Benton

Reduced to miniature size, Franny travels through her pet dog's nostril and into his stomach.

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

by Melissa Thomson

Keena Ford doesn't mean to be a troublemaker, but sometimes things get out of hand. Lucky for her, it's the beginning of the second grade and Keena's got a clean slate.

Lunch Walks Among Us

Lunch Walks Among Us

by Jim Benton

Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in, which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

Magic Tree House  #17: Tonight on the Titanic

Magic Tree House #17: Tonight on the Titanic

by Mary Pope Osborne

The magic tree house transports Jack and Annie to the deck of the Titanic to find a mysterious gift that will free a small dog from a magic spell.

The Mammoth Academy

The Mammoth Academy

by Neal Layton

Woolly mammoth siblings Oscar and Arabella enjoy being at Mammoth Academy, but Oscar is accused of stealing oranges and when he follows some mysterious tracks to find the real thief, he discovers humans living nearby.

Mercy Watson Fights Crime

Mercy Watson Fights Crime

by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy the pig's love of buttered toast leads to the capture of a small thief who would rather be a cowboy.

Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

by Dan Gutman

Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!

Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!

by Dan Gutman

A.J. is graduating! But a crazed PTA president is turning second-grade graduation into a huge affair complete with fireworks and skywriting. By the time this graduation ceremony is over, there won't be any time left for summer vacation!

Never Glue Your friends to Chairs

Never Glue Your friends to Chairs

by Katherine Applegate

When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

by Dav Pilkey

Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, saves a giant robot from his evil creator, Dr. Stinky, and in turn, the robot protects Ricky from the bullies at school and saves the city from Dr. Stinky's plan to destroy it.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus

by Dav Pilkey

Evil Uncle Unicorn attempts to dominate Earth by using a Ladybot to trick Mighty Robot. Once again, it's up to Ricky and his pals to save the day.

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

by Megan McDonald

The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

by Megan McDonald

Stink Moody, friends Webster and Sophie, and Mrs. Birdwistle visit tourist attractions in Virginia as they try to give away 101 guinea pigs rescued from a laboratory, although Stink is very reluctant to give away his favorite, Astro.

Titanic: A Nonfiction Companion to Tonight on the Titanic

Titanic: A Nonfiction Companion to Tonight on the Titanic

by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

Explores the history of the steamship Titanic, from Thomas Andrews' plans for "the safest ship on the ocean" to the lingering questions concerning its disastrous maiden voyage in 1912.

You Are the First Kid on Mars

You Are the First Kid on Mars

by Patrick O'Brien

In the spirit of books that once imagined colonies on the moon, Patrick O'Brien has created a unique look at your first trip to Mars.