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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.