Book Club Kits:Teen Titles

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Do you have a book club and have a hard time finding enough books for your group? Try our Book Club in a Bag kits. Each kit has ten copies of a book and comes with a reading guide that has author information and discussion questions.

You can check out a kit for 6 weeks at a time and you can bring it back to any Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. You cannot renew these kits, but you can have more than one checked out on your card at one time.

Kits are available through the Library's request system in the card catalog. If a kit is not "available" when you place your request, you may not receive it in time for your club's schedule.

To suggest a title for Book Club In A Bag, Click here.



The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Death narrates this World War II-era story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken, at age nine, to live in Molching, Germany, with a foster family in a working-class neighborhood. The child arrives having just stolen her first book and her foster father uses it, The Gravediggers Handbook, to teach her to read and to lull her to sleep when she is awakened by nightmares about her younger brother’s death.



Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
Cynthia Kadohata
Rick Hanski, a young soldier in Vietnam, bonds with Cracker, his bomb-sniffing dog.



Dark Side of Nowhere
Neal Shusterman
Jason is fourteen years old, living in a boring small town, with boring parents, feeling alien in an adolescent body, and wishing for some kind of excitement to break up the normal routine.  And then everything changed.  Alien took on a whole new meaning and life was anything but boring


Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie
Jordan Sonnenblick
Steven’s whole world revolves around girls and drumming.  Everything gets turned upside down when his annoying little brother is diagnosed with leukemia.  The family must learn how to cope with the emotional stresses being placed on each member.


Gabrielle Zevin
Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall finds herself after she gets hit by a taxicab and dies.   It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different.  In this place Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth.   It is here in Elsewhere that Liz learns to live.



The Killing Sea
Richard Lewis

Two teens in Aceh, Indonesia find each other surrounded by the destruction left in the wake of the most devastating tsunami the world has ever seen.



Looking for Alaska
John Green
Miles leaves his Florida home to go to boarding school in rural Alabama where he meets a group of like-minded friends.  A young woman named Alaska, the love interest of many boys there, commits suicide and all must come to grips with the loss.



Walter Dean Myers
Steve Harmon is terrified.  He is 16 years old and on trial for murder in connection with a robbery.  He insists he is innocent, but his defense attorney, and even his own father, question his involvement in the crime.



Silent to the Bone
E.L. Konigsburg
Connor Kane is sure that his best friend, Branwell Zamborska, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki is in a coma, and Branwell is in the Clarion County Juvenile Behavioral Center suspected of a horrible crime and unable to speak in order to tell what really happened the day. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's silence. Can he prove Branwell didn't commit the act of which he's accused?


Patricia McCormick
Although her family is desperately poor, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi loves her mother, brother, and the simple life she leads in her small Himalayan mountain town. However, when their rice crop is wiped out and her step-father has gambled away their money, Lakshmi is told that she must go to work as a maid in the city to help support her family. She is instead sold into the sex slave trade in Calcutta until she can pay off her family debt. Will she ever be able to earn her freedom?


Stuck In Neutral
Terry Trueman
Shawn’s father is trying to kill him.  That’s what Shawn thinks, at least, that his father is trying to put him out of his own misery.  Shawn has cerebral palsy with severe developmental disabilities and can not communicate with the outside world.  With perfect memory, Shawn recounts the events in his life in each chapter that lead him to the present day.  



Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
On the hottest day in August, ten year old Winnie Foster summons the courage to go beyond the iron gates of her house alone. Entering the dark woods, she discovers a secret no one could have imagined.  Will Winnie keep the secret?

Stephenie Meyer
When Bella Swan goes to live with her father in the small and rainy town of Forks, Washington she doesn’t realize the exciting and terrifying turn her life is about to take.  It’s here that she meets the mysterious, beautiful, and not entirely human, Edward Cullen.



Scott Westerfield
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.



The Wanderer
Sharon Creech
"The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in." Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie's cousin Cody isn't sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination -- and its passengers search for their places in the world.