BeTWEEN the Lines

Thinking of starting a book group for tweens? Does your established book group need a little help? If so, BeTWEEN the Lines 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 BeTWEEN the Lines Book Group Take-Out kits:

All the Broken Pieces

All the Broken Pieces

by Ann E. Burg

Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.

Bird

Bird

by Angela Johnson

Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.

Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer

by Blue Balliett

When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

The Gollywhopper Games

The Gollywhopper Games

by Jody Feldman

Twelve-year-old Gil Goodson competes against thousands of other children at extraordinary puzzles, stunts, and more in hopes of a fresh start for his family, which has been ostracized since his father was falsely accused of embezzling from Golly Toy and Game Company.

Money Hungry

Money Hungry

by Sharon G. Flake

All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society

by Trenton Lee Stewart

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

by Michael Buckley

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five socially awkward misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

No More Dead Dogs

No More Dead Dogs

by Gordon Korman

Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

The Shadow Children

The Shadow Children

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm. Then Luke discovers the existence of another shadow child and his world is turned upside down.
 

The View from Saturday

The View from Saturday

by E.L. Konigsburg

Four students, each with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.