Got alot done in a short time on the book club. Went to a website on the recommendation of a language arts teacher at Crofton Middle school called kidblog.org. Made a blog with the girls who are participating so far in the book club; I was fun picking the border and avatar. I picked a ladybug avatar; but think that a picture of me reading or one of the book club girls reading would be a cool avatar.
Then I found a great list of general questions about any book club for young people and also looked at the CCBC book discussion guidelines. I liked them. They will be helpful to open the first meetin
Basically, they will help keep the book club purposeful and not getting off in to tangents. They recommend do not summarize the book. Also refrain from personal anecdotes. Start out with everyone saying what they appreciated about the book; then expressing difficulties with the book in a question. Also look at each book for what it is rather than what it is not.