The Pioneer Library System makes holding a book discussion as easy as checking out a kit! All you have to do is gather the friends and open the book. We do the all the rest for you!
PLS maintains multiple Discussion Kits for children that include at least 8 copies of the book, discussion questions, bookmarks, information about the author/actors, and fun activities to get children involved in the story and theme. We even have discussion kits with movies!
So, if you or your children are interested in reading an great book with friends, Pioneer Library System has a kit that will bring the story alive.
To reserve a kit please place a hold in the catalog.
Book and Movie Discussion Kits
Each kit contains: Multiples Copies of the Books, One Copy of the Movie, Bookmarks, Discussion Questions on the Book, Author Information, Author’s Others Works, Information on the Movie, Actor/Actresses Information, Theme-Related Games/Activities.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie and five others draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy factory that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
The Iron Giant: a story in five nights by Ted Hughes
A giant robot from outer space lands on Earth and frightens a small town in Maine. The robot befriends a young boy and wins its humanity by saving the townspeople from their own fears and prejudices. The fearsome iron giant becomes a hero when he challenges a huge space monster.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas.
Book Discussion Kits
Each kit contains: Multiples Copies of the Book, Discussion Questions, Bookmarks, Author/Subject Information, Author’s Other Works, and Theme Related Games/Activities. Kits check out for 6 weeks.
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
Buffalo Thunder by Patricia Wittman
When young Karl Isaac heads west with his family in a prairie schooner, he experiences many things but longs to see buffalo.
The Buffalo Train Ride by Desiree Webber
Describes how the vast buffalo herds were devastated on the Great Plains and later reintroduced to save this endangered animal from extinction.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The life of Wilbur, the pig, is saved by a girl who talks to animals and a spider who weaves strange messages.
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
A Dog's Life by Ann Martin
Squirrel, a stray puppy, tells her life story, from her nurturing mother and brother to making her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal.
Edward Lear by Edward Lear
Collection of fun and nonsense poems, songs, and limericks written especially for children by poet Edward Lear.
Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour; but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared. The reader is invited to guess the thief.
The English Roses by Madonna
Four best friends are jealous of a neighbor girl and refuse to have anything to do with her, until they each have a dream in which a fairy godmother shows them what the girl's life is really like.
Fat Men from Space by Daniel Pinkwater
Through his radio tooth, William learns of an invasion by spacemen who are taking all of earth's supply of junk food.
The First Tortilla by Rudolpho Anaya
Guided by a blue hummingbird, Jade brings an offering to the Mountain Spirit who lives near her village in Mexico, and asks if he will send rain to end the drought that threatens the people. Includes information about the legend on which this story is based and facts about corn.
The FlimFlam Man by Darlene Bailey Beard
In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, talking about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience.
The Fungus That Ate My School by Arthur Dorros
While the students are home for spring vacation, the fungus they are growing in their classroom grows and grows and takes over the entire school.
Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
A young man and a young woman sell their most prized possessions to buy each other Christmas gifts, in this famous tale of unselfish love.
The Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor
Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Greek Myths for Young Children by Heather Amery
The gift of fire - Pandora's box - Persephone and the seasons - The story of Arachne - The many tasks of Heracles - Echo and Narcissus - Daedalus and Icarus - Bellerophon and the flying horse - Jason and the golden fleece - King Midas.
Hachiko by Pamela S. Turner
Relates the true story of a dog who accompanied his master to and from a Tokyo train station for a year and, after his master died, continued to wait for him there every day for many years.
Jack & the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg
A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune.
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia L. Smith
Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl in Oklahoma, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art.
Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg
Presents the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, describing his love of nature, his kindness to animals, and his physical fortitude.
King Arthur by Rosalind Kerven
This is a retelling of the boy fated to be the "Once and Future King," covering his glorious reign and his tragic, yet triumphant, passing. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.
Kingfisher Book of Fairy Tales by Vivian French
Jack and the beanstalk -- Hansel and Gretel -- The Fisherman and his wife -- Beauty and the beast -- The Elves and the shoemaker -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Cinderella.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson
Greg Mortenson was saved by villagers in a Himalayan village after a failed climb up K2 and he returned and built a school and in doing so changed many lives.
The Malted Falcon by Bruce Hale
Chet Gecko and his partner Natalie try to find a missing valentine and the winning ticket to a fantastic dessert.
Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.
Oklahoma by Linda Saylor-Marchant
Looks at the history, geography, government, places, and people of Oklahoma, as well as general facts about the state.
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
The earth celebrates the birth of a newborn baby.
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.
The Rag Coat by Lauren A. Mills
Minna proudly wears her new coat made of clothing scraps to school, where the other children laugh at her until she tells them the stories behind the scraps.
Rattlesnake Dance by Jennifer Dewey
Facts and folk beliefs about rattlesnakes accompany an autobiographical account of three up-close encounters with rattlesnakes.
Red Dirt Jessie by Anna Myers
Jessie, a young girl living in the Oklahoma dust bowl during the Depression, tries to tame a wild dog and help her father recover from a nervous breakdown.
Some Frog by Eve Bunting
Billy is disappointed when his father doesn't show up to help him catch a frog for the frog-jumping competition at school, but the one he and his mother catch wins the championship and Billy begins to accept his father's absence.
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate diCamillo
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
This well-known folk song is accompanied by a tribute from folksinger Pete Seeger, the musical notation, and a biographical scrapbook with photographs.
Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens
Recounts the race between the boastful hare and the persevering tortoise.
What Really Happened to Humpty? by Jeanie Ransom
Detective Joe Dumpty rushes to investigate the mysterious circumstances under which his older brother, Humpty, fell from a wall on his first day as captain of the new Neighborhood Watch program.
Will Rogers by Frank Keating
"A man only learns by two things," Will Rogers said. "One is reading, and the other is association with smarter people." Will Rogers loved people, and adventure, from the time he was a young boy. As a man, he traveled to the four corners of the globe--and never met a man he didn't like. Filled with Will Rogers's own timeless quotes, this picture book tells the story of a great maverick who lived the American dream.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space to find him.