Reading club for a 3rd grader


I am looking for a reading club for my soon to be 3rd grader. Any recommendations or suggestions will be great. Would also love to start one if anybody is interested. I struggle to find the right books for her all the time..hence am looking for a club..where she can experience different genres and engage more in them. Thanks

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RE: Reading club for a 3rd grader ()

I would start with your local children's librarian! The public library is a great source for this kind of assistance. If your local branch doesn't have a children's librarian, find a bigger library that does - they are a wealth of information and can easily suggest all kinds of genres for your daughter to try! There are also great reading lists online - just google 'best books for kids age (fill in the blank). Good luck!

RE: Reading club for a 3rd grader ()

I started one when my child was in 3rd grade. Basically asked half a dozen parents I knew — not necessary close friends but kids who liked reading. The way we chose books when they were young was for each child to have a month. They would bring 3 or 4 books and we would vote for one for the next month. I kept expecting the group to end in high school or college but it is still going 15 years later. It is helpful if some of the parents were English majors. 

RE: Reading club for a 3rd grader ()

I second the recommendation for your local public library - our children's librarian used to run a monthly book club at the library for 3rd-5th graders before the pandemic. Libraries are just starting to have in-person events again, so if your local branch doesn't currently have a kids' book club but has a children's librarian, maybe they'd be open to starting one. Or if your school has a librarian they might be open to helping you organize something, or at least recommending books - librarians love to recommend books!