Eager Readers

Thinking of starting a book group for beginning readers? Does your established book group need a little help? If so, Eager Readers 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 Eager Readers Book Group Take-Out kits:

Amazing Dolphins!

Amazing Dolphins!

by Sarah L. Thomson

Featuring full-color photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this title takes readers into the amazing world of dolphins.

Big Max and the Mystery of the Missing Giraffe

Big Max and the Mystery of the Missing Giraffe

by Kin Platt

Big Max, the world's greatest detective, must travel to the land of Ah-Ah-Achoo to find the king's missing pet giraffe.

Castle

Castle

by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

Follows the planning, construction, and ultimate testing in battle of a typical fortress with adjoining town built by the English during the Middle Ages.

Hi! Fly Guy

Hi! Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

Jet Plane

Jet Plane

by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

Recreates an airplane ride while explaining how powerful engines, specially designed wings, and cockpit controls work together to enable a jet's flight.

Joe and Sparky, superstars!

Joe and Sparky, superstars!

by Jamie Michalak

When Joe, a giraffe, and his friend Sparky, a turtle, see a television talent show, Joe tries to find Sparky's talent so that they can compete.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

by Sarah Weeks

Two cats that are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.

Monkey and Elephant

Monkey and Elephant

by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Two friends cool off on a hot day, sing songs, and outsmart some riffraff wildcats.

Never Trust a Tiger

Never Trust a Tiger

by Lari Don

A merchant stops to help a tiger that is trapped in a hole but the tiger then tries to eat him, until the merchant convinces the beast to ask a passersby if it is fair to repay good deeds with bad.

Pete's Big Lunch

Pete's Big Lunch

by James Dean

Pete the cat shares his big lunch with his friends.

Splat the Cat and the Duck with no Quack

Splat the Cat and the Duck with no Quack

by Rob Scotton

Splat the cat's bicycle bumps and jumps over the bumpy track on his way to school, until Splat takes a tumble off of his bike and finds himself nose to beak with a duck.

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

by Wong Herbert Yee

Mouse and his downstairs neighbor, Mole, discover that when they help each other, housecleaning and other daily tasks are much easier.