About the Program:

This is nothing like your school reading list! Quirk’s Super Secret Middle Grade Book Club gives kids early access to upcoming books—and lets them become a book reviewer!

Every other month, book club members will receive an advance reader copy of an upcoming Quirk book in exchange for a book review.

Our Super Secret Middle Grade Book Club is easy to incorporate into your library’s established middle grade book club—or you can use to launch a new one!

Each book club package includes:

  • A package of advance reader copies of an upcoming Quirk book, one for each member of your book club.
  • A letter from the author, written just for book club members.
  • A reviewer survey for kids to share their opinions with us.

Once your library’s book club has read or discussed the book, return the surveys to us and we’ll send the next month’s featured title.

If you’re interested in having the author join you for a discussion, please reach out to Kelsey Hoffman at [email protected].

What age range is this book club for?

This program is geared toward children ages 8–12 years old, but is open to any child who enjoys reading middle grade books.

Examples of past book club selections:











Want to share this club directly with a parent or guardian?

If your library doesn’t have a book club, or if you would like to share this directly with a parent/guardian of a middle grade reader, you can share the program via this website. Parents or guardians over 18 years of age must sign-up on behalf of the child in order for them to participate.

Connect with other participants:

Join our exclusive Facebook group (grown-ups only!) to meet other caregivers of middle grade readers and access fun activities, educational resources, and exclusive content from authors.


This Month’s Book:

Kid Trailblazers written by Robin Stevenon and illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of trailblazers including Kamala Harris, Greta Thunberg, Ai Weiwei, Benazir Bhutto, Elliot Page, and John Lewis, along with 10 other powerful figures.

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, Kid Trailblazers highlights contemporary figures who have led the way in their fields—government, social activism, environmental justice, and the arts. Middle-grade readers will learn how these trailblazers got their start as kids just like them, with relatable stories and fun facts such as:

  • Angela Merkel once won a trip to Moscow, where she bought a Beatles album.
  • Stacey Abrams and her siblings used to pretend to be librarians while playing together.
  • Al Gore lived in a hotel as a kid and liked to drop water balloons off the roof!

Kid Trailblazers explores the childhood stories of leaders who have taken on the most pressing issues of our time by expressing themselves and challenging the world.



Sign-up for next month’s book:

Fill out this form to sign your library up for the Super Secret Middle Grade Book Club!