Since my kids schools are all online these days, we’ve been working hard to find ways for kids to connect, especially with books. I’ve been working on ideas of discussable books for the 4/5 classes and middle school kids. And while I have lots of books that I love, here’s a small starting sample limited to books available on Hoopla, which is ideal for book clubs because unlike Libby, a whole class can check out the same title at the same time. I tried to mix in older and newer titles, realistic and fantasy, and throwing in a few books just because my own daughter loves them.
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. Ebook on Hoopla, ebook and audiobook on Libby.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Ebook on Hoopla.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Ebook and audiobook on Hoopla
Curse of the Night Witch. Emblem Island 1 by Alex Aster. Ebook on Hoopla.
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks ebook and audiobook on Hoopla
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood ebook and audiobook on Hoopla and Libby.
New Kid by Jerry Craft Graphic novel and audiobook on Hoopla.
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Ebook on Hoopla; ebook and audiobook on Libby.
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan audiobook on hoopla, ebook on Libby. (This is the only one of these I haven’t read. I swear I will once my Cybils reading is over, though! And also A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan, though this one doesn’t seem to be available on either Libby or Hoopla yet.)
Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle. Audiobook on Hoopla, ebook and audiobook on Libby.
What would you add to this list?
The Neverending Story on hoopla digital.
Thanks, Adi! Oddly, I’ve read Ende’s less well-known book Momo multiple times, but I’ve never read The Neverending Story.