Meeting Planner Guides

Help for Planning a Great Meeting

Planning meetings for kids' and parent-child book clubs holds special challenges. You may be thinking of activities, developing questions that help kids relate actions in the book to issues in their own lives, and looking for easy recipes. My book club meeting planner guides provide all that and more, making it easy for you to host your group.

Here's what you'll find for each title:

  • A review of the book
  • Information about the author
  • Activities related to the book
  • Discussion questions created specifically for the book
  • Recipes that are relatively easy to make and tie in to the story

Praise for the guides:

Here's what one book-club mom had to say about her experience with a meeting planner guide: “The meeting planner was a lifesaver. I work outside of the home full time and have 3 kids 10 years and under, so I don’t have a lot of time on my hands to think up good questions or activities. The questions in the meeting planner were at the right age level, specific to the story, and fun to answer (i.e. none of them made the girls feel like this was work).” — Amber H., Huntington Beach, California

Need Help Getting Your Book Club Started?

If you are searching for a comprehensive guide on how to set up and successfully run a book club, you may be interested in my paperback book, Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs.

Individual Meeting Planning Guides Available

Each of the 13 titles and 3 collections are available to purchase on Amazon.com. Visit my Amazon author page to purchase titles there for your e-readers. Prefer to get a PDF? Click on the title below to purchase through PayPal. (Note: your guide will arrive by email within 48 hours after you complete your purchase with PayPal.) Guide for Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko—$3.99
Guide for Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano—$3.99
Guide for The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little—$3.99
Guide for Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry—$3.99
Guide for How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart—$3.99
Guide for Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent—$3.99
Guide for Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins—$3.99
Guide for The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick—$3.99
Guide for OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy—$3.99
Guide for Savvy by Ingrid Law—$3.99
Guide for Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes—$3.99
Guide for Trauma Queen by Barbara Dee—$3.99
Guide to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin—$3.99

Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Planner Guide Collections

Each collection offers guides to six books that I have hand chosen as being especially good for mothers and their daughters who are aged 9 to 12. You could easily start a mother-daughter book club and begin with the six featured books, or if you are in an established club, you can simplify your year by choosing to read all the book in the guide. The collections also let you save money! One collection costs less than if you purchase six guides individually. Here are the collections available: Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Planner Guides: Collection One—$11.99 Titles include:
  • The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
  • How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
  • Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
  • Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
  • The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Trauma Queen by Barbara Dee
Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Planner Guides: Collection Two—$11.99 Titles include:
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano
  • OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Planner Guides: Cultural Explorations Collection—$11.99 If you're looking for books that may introduce your children to other cultures, some far away, some in different states in the U.S., check out the Cultural Explorations Collection. Titles include:
  • The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
  • Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
  • Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
  • OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
  • Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Send in Your Recommendations!

Other titles will be listed as they become available. Don't see a title you're interested in? Send me a note at info@motherdaughterbookclub(dot)com to recommend it. Order books listed here from your favorite online site: Click here to visit Powell's Books!

13 Comments

  1. Erin says:

    Just bought the mother book club meeting planning guide, how do I get it? There was no place to put an address and Idon’t see it in my email?

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for buying the guide and writing a message Erin. It made me realize I didn’t talk about how you would receive your info. I send the meeting guides out through email within 24 hours after I get the notice from Pay Pal about your purchase. I’ve revised the page info to explain that now, but your note and this response may help anyone who misses the directions.

  3. Pam Camacho says:

    Are you going to do the same thing for the older crowd such as those of us with girls in high school? Just curious.

  4. Heidi says:

    Do you have book club material for ages 7-9 or are those books appropriate for that age if they are good readers?

  5. admin says:

    I have not developed anything specifically for younger readers yet, but I continue to work on guides and I am happy to add something for the younger group, particularly if you have a title in mind. The books here are all appropriate content-wise and accessible to advanced readers, but I’m not sure the issues will resonate with those younger than 9 as much as they will with 9 to 12 year olds. Most of the books with guides are about pre-teens and early teens discovering things about themselves and their friends and family as they grow up. While 7 and 8 year olds would probably enjoy the stories, it may not mean as much to them.

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