Boys' Book Club

When John finished second grade, he came to me and asked when were we going to start his book club.  He remembered that I started Kate's mother/daughter group when she finished second grade.  John was a fairly reluctant reader so I was really surprised at his interest.  He is also in an immersion school so his English reading was still coming along. 
No matter - within hours (before he could change his mind), I had sent out emails to the other four boys (and their moms) in his class and we started right away that June.  It has been so fun to read "boy books" - some of them were around when I was a kid but they aren't ones that I read.  It has also made me aware of what is on the market - not as much as there is for girls.
Here is what we've been reading:

July 2017 Breakthrough by Michael Grumley April 2017     Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
December 2016      Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29 by Axel Avian
October 2016     The Chosen by Chaim Potok
August 2016     Boys in the Boat (Young Reader's Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown
June 2016     Okay For Now Gary D. Schmidt
May 2016     Don't You Know There's a War on? by Avi
January 2016     Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
December 2015     Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
October 2015     Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
September 2015     Peak by Roland Smith

***Way big break and a bit of club restructuring...***

March 2014     The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
September 2013     The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
June 2013     The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
April 2013     Wonder by P.J. Palacio
March 2013     Warriors, Book 1, Into the Wild by Erin Hunter
August 2012     The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks              
April 2012     The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
March 2012     Rio: The Junior Novel by Lexa Hillyer
January 2012     Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
October 2011     Hot Head by Cal Ripken Jr. and Kevin Cowherd
May 2011     Holes by Louis Sachar
March 2011     The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
February 2011     Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
December 2010     The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
October 2010     Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
August 2010     97 Ways to Train a Dragon by Kate McMullan
June 2010     The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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