Our Year in Learning: Kids Club

by Lisa

Personal shopping for the kids in your life!

Here's how it works: We send the recipients an “About Me” questionnaire asking what the child likes to do and likes to read. Parents let us know additional information such as the child's reading level.Then, books arrive for six or twelve months! Some families pick them up at Bookmarks, making it a fun excursion. Others have them sent to the house because it’s always fun to receive a package in the mail. Intergenerational connections are built as some families have used the selections as read-alouds during quarantine on FaceTime or Zoom. A Bookmarks Kids Club subscription is a perfect gift for holiday times and birthdays, baby showers, to supplement virtual school or unexpected homeschooling, and of course -- “just because”.


"Lisa has made a huge impact on our young reader with her thoughtful selection; carefully weeding through the countless book titles that may ignite and excite our child. Lisa has introduced six new authors to our bookshelves and our son is clamoring to open his box from Bookmarks every month! This is a priceless investment!" - Parent of a Recipient

"Millionaires for a Month was a tremendous pick for [my child]! He could not put it down and read it in just over 3 hours! Thank you for knowing his literary preferences so well!" - Parent of a Recipient


Some favorites from this year:

Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534406230
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 9th, 2020

The deliberate phrasing and poetry of the story make this Civil Rights biography of Ella Baker a perfect choice for storytime. It asks great questions and poses a call to action for the activists of any era.


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One of These Is Not Like the Others Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445608
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 3rd, 2020

This hilarious and delightfully direct book and its simple illustrations introduce children to the concept and splendor of inclusiveness, through recognizing who or what's different and similar on each page and celebrating both equally.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Filled with page-turning action but with an authentic, relatable story at its core, this is a book recommended for readers aged 14 and up.


Millionaires for the Month Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175255
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

How would you spend five million dollars in 30 days? A billionaire's wallet, a bizarre challenge, and an unlikely friendship send two kids on a wild adventure. From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.