Book clubs are growing in popularity. In 2023, the number of book club events listed on Eventbrite was up 24 percent over the previous year. And middle-grade readers are getting in on the fun! Summer is the perfect time for your very own Night Buddies Book Club!

You really only need three things to start a book club:

  1. Friends who like to read.
  2. Books.
  3. Snacks. (This one is very important!)

Friends Who Like to Read

Summer is the time to read for fun! Find three to five friends who love quirky books with plenty of shenanigans like the Night Buddies series. If you aren’t sure who to invite to your book club, ask your school or public library if you can post a notice about your club or ask your parents to share information about your plans with other parents. Everyone you invite should agree to read the books and come ready to talk about the adventures and share in activities related to the book.

The Books

For this summer book club, you and your friends will read the four Night Buddies adventures:

  • Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare
  • Night Buddies Imposters and One Far-Out Flying Machine
  • Night Buddies Go Sky High
  • Night Buddies and Evil School Bus #264.

Read one book every two to three weeks, then meet to laugh about John and Crosley’s adventures. You can also do one of the fun activities we’ve talked about in this blog, like writing messages in secret code, making your own whatyamacallit, or learning to juggle like Crenwinkle. You can also create your own Night Buddies adventures with scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, and water balloon games. Make your book club gatherings fun!

The Snacks.

Every book club needs snacks. You can try some of Crosley’s favorite recipes, including S’mores Cheesecake Pops or  Crusted Creme Fro-Madge, or serve summer favorites like watermelon or popsicles.

Have fun planning your book club, reading, and sharing Night Buddies adventures with your friends this summer!



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