Once Upon a Book Club

Books for Kids & Young Readers

Find your child's new favorite book with some of our past box selections!


    About our Books for Young Readers

    Adventures Unfold: Tales for the Young and Curious

    Adventures Unfold: Tales for the Young and Curious invites young readers into a world where imagination knows no bounds. Within these pages, young minds will embark on journeys filled with mystery, magic, and moments of growth. Each story is a gateway to new worlds, encouraging curiosity, bravery, and the joy of discovery. Join us as we dive into tales that are bound to become cherished memories and ignite a lifelong love for reading.

    Exploring The Wolf of Cape Fen: A Literary Adventure

    The Wolf of Cape Fen by Juliana Brandt, featured in Once Upon a Book Club's June 2023 Middle Grade box, is a paperback focusing on a magical adventure in Cape Fen. The story, involving Baron Dire's winter hauntings and the courageous Serling sisters, weaves a complex tale of bargains, family, and courage. It's perfect for book club activities aimed at middle-grade readers, offering a rich narrative to explore themes of bravery and mystery. 

    Embarking on Adventure: Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies

    Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee is a novel presented by Rick Riordan, offering a modern reimagining of a classic Chinese folktale filled with magic, boba, and spirited dialogue. It follows twelve-year-old Winston Chu at a cooking academy, where an impulsive act leads him into a magical adventure involving an oddities shop in Chinatown. This book, featured in Once Upon a Book Club's April 2023 Middle Grade box, encourages engaging book club activities such as thematic discussions and creative writing prompts based on Winston's story.

    Unraveling Mysteries in The Monster Hypothesis

    The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard is a middle grade mystery set in Bohring, where Kick Winter navigates life with her psychic grandmother and the town's curse. The book offers a mix of science, mystery, and humor. Book club activities could include scientific experiments, exploring themes of curses and myths, or creating a mock psychic reading session.

    Journey's End: A Beacon for Young Minds

    As our exploration through Adventures Unfold: Tales for the Young and Curious concludes, we find ourselves at the threshold of endless possibilities. These stories not only entertain but also plant the seeds of curiosity, empathy, and resilience in young hearts. Let this collection be a launchpad for the imaginations of children everywhere, guiding them to worlds unknown and dreams yet to be dreamed. The adventure never truly ends; it only transforms, continuing in the minds and spirits of its readers.