HOW TO: Start a Kids' Book Club!


How can you make reading more fun?

Are your children or students unmotivated to read?

Do they miss spending time with family and friends?

Maybe they don’t even like reading?

Make reading

– social 

– interactive

– fun

by starting a BOOK CLUB!

But, how would a book club work?

And who would you invite?


Not to mention, is it even possible to host a virtual book club?

It can be daunting to think through all the details.

But, don’t worry.

I can help with all the details.

How to Start a Book Club

[I liked] your ideas for how to choose the book and things not to do. It was great. I think you covered all the information.

Melissa Taylor

Hi! I'm Melissa Taylor, M.Ed.

I’m the creator of Imagination Soup, a former teacher and literacy trainer, a parent, a freelance writer, and a children’s book expert.

I’ve worked to support reluctant readers both in the classroom as a teacher and at home with my own children.

Book clubs, in my experience, can be AMAZING tools to motivate readers, increase time spent reading, and expand a child’s world with interactive discussions.

Neither of my children wanted to join a book club but once they tried it, they loved it. 

Same with my students.

They often felt reluctant to read and discuss books with their peers.


Because, if you set up the structure for success, book clubs can be wonderful, enriching experiences.

And this experience will turn into warm, joyful reading memories.

This course shows you step-by-step how to set up book club!

I really liked the course being broken down into daily chunks. The daily information allowed time to process, but no so much time as to lose momentum. I also liked the extra links that let you dive deeper into an idea if you wanted.

Imagine if you could...

ORGANIZE a fun reading event.
your child or students to read more.
ENCOURAGE kids to expand their reading horizons to books they wouldn’t normally pick.
WATCH kids think deeply about books.
FACILITATE a child’s articulation of their opinions.
GUIDE children to more mature conversations about books.

In other words,…

..see children LOVING to read and EXPLAINING why they like or don’t like a book.

I really enjoyed the course! I've learned so much about running a book club, including information that I hadn't come across elsewhere. And it was so helpful having the information in one place.

Let me support you with all the details of starting a book club!

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Introducing HOW TO: Start a Book Club!

How to Start a Kids’ Book Club is a 10-day email class with helpful, motivating ideas and strategies…


You want your kids or students to read.

You dream that they will be lifelong readers.

You hope that your kids or students will fall in love with stories.

You wish they would think more critically about books.

Reading ability = academic (and career) success.

Not to mention, we know that in order to improve in reading, a child needs to practice reading.

If you want to get your children or students reading more,

or even reading at all,

…start a book club.

Book clubs develop an abundance of literacy skills, too!

  • practice comprehension strategies
  • compare and contrast authors, themes, concepts, and ideas
  • learn about the world
  • learn how to be a good writer

Your book club can be family, friends, neighbors, or classmates. 

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or teacher, get directions and handouts for every kind of book club including virtual or in person.

It was easy to follow and implement. Thank you so much.

Here's a peek at what you'll learn...

  • WHY book clubs are good for kids
  • GROUPING options
  • How to CHOOSE BOOKS 
  • Successful SCHEDULING tips
  • PLANNING activities, food & discussions
  • Tips for FACILITATING discussion
  • Teaching kids how to COMMUNICATE ideas effectively
  • How to help kids with ANNOTATIONS and deep DISCUSSIONS of text
  • How to set EXPECTATIONS
  • Specifics for VIRTUAL MEETINGS 
  • and more!

Can you envision how much fun this will be?

What will you get in the emails? 

  • a wealth of digestible information organized in daily sections so that you can launch your book club successfully
  • printable planning guides
How to Start a Book Club

"Melissa is a book wizard- she uses her background as a teacher, literacy specialist, and parent to help others reach their students or children between the pages of a book."

Jordan, teacher

How to Start a Book Club

Email Course
$ 25
  • 10 emails over 2 weeks.
  • Helpful information, ideas, and strategies for children ages 6 to 12.
  • Printable handouts to guide you through the entire process of planning and meeting.

Are you ready to get started?