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Oswego Public Library District

Circulation: (630) 978-1205

Adult Services: (630) 978-1024

Youth Services: (630) 978-1272

Book Discussion Collection

The Book Discussion Collection includes mutiple copies of the book. There are between 10 - 20 copies of each title. We have books of interest for kids in second through eighth grade. Books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals.  Late fines are 20 cents per day per book. Holds cannot be placed online. For more information about the Youth Services book discussion collection, please call 630-978-1272.

We have many guides for our book discussion books.  Just click on the title for the book discussion guide. Warning! Guides may contain key elements of the plot. Do not read the guide if you don't want to know what happens!

Title

Author

Interest by Grade Level

Library Campus

Airborn Kenneth Oppel 5-8  Montgomery
Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix 4-8  Montgomery
Andrew Lost: In the Bathroom J.C. Greenburg 2-4  Oswego
Andrew Lost: On the Dog J.C. Greenburg 2-4  Montgomery
Arthur and the World Record Marc Brown 2-4  Montgomery
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo 4-6  Montgomery
Beloved Dearly Doug Cooney 3-6  Montgomery
       
Biblioburro Jeanette Winter K-2  Oswego
The Bomb Theodore Taylor 6-8  Montgomery
Bookstore Mouse Peggy Christian 5-6  Montgomery
The Borrowers  Mary Norton 3-6  Oswego
 Bridge to Terabithia  Katherine Peterson 4-8  Oswego
Brothers at Bat Audrey Vernick 1-3  Oswego
Bud not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis 5-8  Oswego
Caleb's Story Patricia MacLachlan 2-4  Montgomery
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Bruse Hale 2-4  Montgomery
Charlotte's Web E.B. White 2-5  Oswego
 Clockwork  Philip Pullman 6-8  Oswego
 Corner of the Universe  Ann M. Martin 7-8  Oswego
 Crash  Jerry Spinelli 5-8  Montgomery
 Crispin, the Cross of Lead  Avi 4-6  Montgomery
 Darby  Jonathon Scott Fuqua 6-8  Oswego
 Drita, My Homegirl  Jenny Lombard 3-6  Montgomery
 Fair Weather  Richard Peck 5-8  Montgomery
Fever, 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson 6-8  Oswego
 Frindle  Andrew Clements 3-6  Montgomery
       
 The Gadget  Paul Zindel 6-8  Montgomery
 The Graveyard Book  Neil Gaiman 5-8  Montgomery
 The Green Glass Sea  Ellen Klages 5-8  Montgomery
 Habibi  Naomi Shihab Nye 5-8  Montgomery
Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, Or Does It? Henry Winkler 3-6  Oswego
 Henry Huggins  Beverly Cleary 3-6  Montgomery
 Hoot  Carl Hiaasen 4-8  Oswego
 Hope Was Here  Joan Bauer 7-8  Montgomery
 The Horse and His Boy  C.S. Lewis 4-8  Montgomery
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell 2-4  Montgomery
 I, Freddy  Dietlof Reiche 3-6  Montgomery
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Bette Lord 4-6  Oswego
Incredible Journey Sheila Every Burnford 4-6  Oswego
 Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key  Jack Gantos 4-7  Montgomery
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes 5-8  Oswego
The Josefina Story Quilt Eleanor Coerr 1-4  Oswego
       
 Landry News Andrew Clements  4-6  Oswego
 The Last Book in the Universe  Rodman Philbrick 6-8  Oswego
 Letters From Rifka  Karen Hesse 4-8  Montgomery
 Lily's Crossing  Patricia Reilly Giff 4-8  Montgomery
 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  C.S. Lewis 4-8  Oswego
 A Long Walk to Water  Linda Sue Park 5-9  Oswego
 Loser  Jerry Spinelli 4-7  Oswego
 Love That Dog  Sharon Creech 3-8  Oswego
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli 4-7  Montgomery
 Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House  Louis Sachar 2-4  Montgomery
 Memory Boy  Will Weaver 7-8  Oswego
 Mieko and the Fifth Treasure  Eleanor Coerr 3-5  Mongomery
 The Mozart Question  Michael Morpurgo 4-8  Oswego
 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle  Betty Bard MacDonald 1-4  Montgomery
 Muggie Maggie  Beverly Cleary 3-6  Oswego
 My Father’s Dragon  Ruth Stiles Gannett 3-5  Oswego
 Navigating Early  Clare Vanderpool 6-8  Oswego
 Once on this Island  Gloria Whelan 4-7  Oswego
 The One and Only Ivan  Katherine Applegate 3-6  Oswego
 The Outsiders  S.E. Hinton 7-8  Oswego
 Petey  Ben Mikaelsen 7-8  Oswego
 Pie  Sarah Weeks 4-6  Oswego
 The Prince of the Pond  Donna Jo Napoli 3-6  Montgomery
 Ramona and Her Father  Beverly Cleary 3-6  Montgomery
 Ramona's World  Beverly Cleary 3-6  Oswego
 Rescue Josh McGuire  Ben Mikaelsen 6-8  Oswego
 The Roar  Emma Clayton 4-8  Oswego
 Running Out of Time  Margaret Peterson Haddix 5-8  Oswego
 Runt  Marion Dane Bauer 3-6  Oswego
 Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief  Wendelin Van Draanen 4-7  Montgomery
 Sarah, Plain and Tall  Patricia MacLachlan 2-4  Montgomery
       
 Saving Zasha  Randi G. Barrow 3-7  Oswego
 Sea Mosters Don't Ride Motorcycles  Debbie Dadey 2-4  Montgomery
 Shackleton's Stowaway  Victoria McKernan 6-8  Montgomery
 A Sick Day for Amos McGee  Philip C. Stead K-2  Oswego
 Sign of the Beaver  Elizabeth George Speare 4-6  Montgomery
 Silverwing  Kenneth Oppel 4-6  Oswego
 Skylark  Patricia MacLachlan 2-4  Montgomery
 Slave Dancer  Paula Fox 5-8  Oswego
 Slob  Ellen Potter 4-7  Oswego
 Soup  Robert Newton Peck 4-6  Oswego
 The Squire's Tale  Gerald Morris 5-8  Montgomery
 Stone Fox  John Reynolds Gardiner 3-7  Montgomery
 The Tale of Despereaux  Kate DiCamillo 4-7  Montgomery
 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  Judy Blume 3-6  Montgomery
 Tiger Rising  Kate DiCamillo 4-7  Montgomery/Oswego
 Toad Rage  Morris Gleitzman 3-6  Montgomery
 The Trolls  Polly Horwath 3-6  Montgomery
 The True Meaning of Smekday  Adam Rex 4-6  Oswego
 Walking to the Bus Rider Blues  Harriette Robinet 4-6  Montgomery
 Ways to Live Forever  Sally Nicholls 6-8  Oswego
 The Westing Game  Ellen Raskin 5-8  Oswego
 The Whipping Boy  Sid Fleishman 3-6  Montgomery
 White Sands, Red Menace  Ellen Klages 5-8  Montgomery
 Who Stole the Wizard of Oz  Avi 4-6  Montgomery
 Williwaw  Tom Bodett 5-8  Montgomery
 Words in the Dust  Trent Reedy 6-8  Oswego
 The Wreckers  Iain Lawrence 6-8  Oswego
 A Year Down Yonder  Richard Peck 5-8  Oswego