Book Love

Based on Penny Kittle's book, help kids LOVE reading again!

Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers (2013)

In Book Love Penny Kittle addresses student apathy towards reading and provides strategies and resources to develop life long readers. For this book club, we will read one YA book title a month, discuss the book, and then Mrs. McCullough will provide instructional resources and strategies to pair with the text.

Last Wednesday of each month in the Media Center

Come join us as we read the Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees for 2017-2018 and learn how to make students fall in love with reading again. We will discuss seamless ways to incorporate student-selected reading into classroom instruction and advisement. Click HERE to sign up!!!

Meeting dates are as follows in the Media Center at 2:30 pm unless otherwise noted: September 27, October 25, November 15, January 31, February 28, March 28, & April 25.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I miss a meeting due to another meeting, obligation, etc?

A: No problem! We are flexible. Simply conference with me before or after so we can discuss the title and share an instructional strategy. I will even have chocolate for you!

Q: Do I need to buy the books?

A: Absolutely not unless you would like. Since they are the Georgia Peach Books, we put them on our Kindles, and we have three print copies readily available as well. We will gladly get you a Kindle or print copy to use.

Q: What are the titles?

A: Our first title will be Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's All American Boys. Moving forward, I will provide you a book mark with all of the titles, and together as a group we can decide what we want to read next for each month. Choice is super important when encouraging our students to read for pleasure, so it is important we have choice as we complete Book Love together!

Q: Why Georgia Peach Books?

A: The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles. Then young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books. These are by far our most popular titles, and it is a great reference to use when conferencing with a reluctant reader.