Welcome to the 2nd Year of Book Boot Camp!

What is it?

The Book Boot Camp is a combination of a book club and middle grade literature class. From August 2014 to May 2015 (with a December hiatus) participants will explore nine different book genres, one per month. We will read at least two books from a preselected genre list. Discussions will be held on Twitter using the hashtag #bookbootcamp on the last Monday of the month. During our chats, we will share core titles in that genre for middle school, new titles, resources for the genre and ideas for promoting those titles.

Schedule - August 2014-May 2015

  • August 25, 2014 - Biography with Monique German
  • September 29, 2014 - Sports with Michael Hope Brandon
  • October 27, 2014 - Survival/Adventure
  • November 24, 2014 - Audiobooks and Playaways with Keri Reaney
  • January 26, 2015 - Novels in Verse with Michelle King
  • February 23, 2015 - Boys on Board with Tamara Cox
  • March 30, 2015 - Freaks and Geeks with Samantha McManus
  • April 27, 2015 - Multicultural with Lorena Swetnam
  • May 25, 2015 - Drama/Short Stories with Diane Geddings


Visit the Book Boot Camp blog and Scoop.itof curated links. You can keep schedule and newsfeed handy on your tablet or smart phone in the Yappbox app. Add this Yapp: RTMQDS. You can also access the Yapp via the Internet at http://my.yapp.us/RTMQDS

Or snap this QR code for quick access: MG BookBootCampQR.png

Looking for the lists from last year? See below:

Schedule - July 2013 - May 2014