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!
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!
    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
    by Sarah Weeks

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

  • 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
    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
    by James Dean

    Pete the cat shares his big lunch with his friends.

  • 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
    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.