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The Lollipop Book Club

Boys Mix 2 (12 months)

Boys Mix 2 (12 months)

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Inspirational Quotes for Bookplates

After your personal note, an inspirational quote will be printed at the bottom of each bookplate.

Every month a different quote will be selected by our staff. The theme of these quotes center around reading.

Here are some examples:

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

"Outside of a book, a dog is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." -Walt Disney

"When I say to a parent "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate." -Mem Fox

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

"Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything." -Tomie dePaola

“A good book has no ending.” -Robert Frost

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book." -Dr. Seuss

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." -Neil Gaiman

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” -Mark Twain

Book Descriptions

Millionaires for the Month: When seventh graders Felix and Benji find a wallet, they 'borrow' $20 before returning it to its eccentric billionaire owner. Because to a billionaire, $20 is like a penny, right? Not so fast! A penny has real value. When you take a single penny and double it every day for a month, you end up with over $5 million dollars. So the billionaire decides to challenge the boys. Spend $5 million dollars in 30 days. But there are rules: no buying investments (like houses), no buying gifts for people, and they can't tell ANYONE about the challenge. $5 million dollars to do whatever they want? No problem! They boys buy pizza and donuts for their whole middle school every day, fly to Disney World on a private jet, get box seats at a basketball game, and more! But spending money isn't as easy as they thought--especially when they're not even old enough to drive! Stacy McAnulty's third middle grade novel is as smart as it is entertaining and filled with lessons about life, friendship, and what money can and can't buy! 352 pages

A Week in the Woods: The fifth-grade Week in the Woods is a beloved tradition of Hardy Elementary, where Mark Chelmsley (the Fourth) is pretty much killing time before his parents send him off to an exclusive prep school. But then Mark realizes the Week might be a chance to prove to Mr. Maxwell that he's not just another of the slacker rich kids the teacher can't stand. But it may be too late for Mark to change Mr. Maxwell's opinion of him. On the first day of the Week, the tension between teacher and student explodes, and in a reckless moment, Mark puts not only himself, but also Mr. Maxwell, in grave danger. Can two such strong adversaries work together to save their lives? 208 pages

The Smartest Kid in the Universe: When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)--but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down. 320 pages

Slacker: Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him. Oops.It's time for some serious damage control -- so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real -- and Cameron is stuck being president.Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends -- and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round. 240 pages

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom: "Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you." That's Bradley Chalkers for you. He's the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .224 pages

Crenshaw: Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? 272 pages

My Life as a Book: Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a reluctant reader, his mom has pushed him to read real books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. 240 pages

Lions and Liars: Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea. Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop mates--Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Bite--are terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a tenuous friendship grows between them. Which is lucky, because a Category 5 hurricane is coming and everyone will have to work together--lions and fleas alike--to survive! Kate Beasley outdoes herself in this hilarious, whip-smart tale of brotherhood, survival, and what it really means to be a friend. 304 pages

How to Train Your Dad: Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid existence. His dad may be brilliant, but dumpster-diving for food, scouring through trash for salvageable junk, and wearing clothes fully sourced from garage sales is getting old. Increasingly worried about what schoolmates and a certain girl at his new school might think of his circumstances--and encouraged by his off-kilter best friend--Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to "retrain" his dad's mindset . . . a crackpot experiment that produces some very unintentional results. 208 pages

Save Me a Seat: A new friend could be sitting right next to you. Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common -- but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week. 256 pages

The Wednesday Wars: Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood isn't happy. He is sure his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. Throughout the school year, Holling strives to get a handle on the Shakespeare plays Mrs. Baker assigns him to read on his own time, and to figure out the enigmatic Mrs. Baker. At home, Holling's domineering father is obsessed with his business image and disregards his family. As the Vietnam War turns lives upside down, Holling comes to admire and respect both Shakespeare and Mrs. Baker, who have more to offer him than he imagined. And when his family is on the verge of coming apart, he also discovers his loyalty to his sister, and his ability to stand up to his father when it matters most. 288 pages

The War with Grandpa: Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter's room, forcing him upstairs. Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far? 140 pages

Lollipops

Washcloth Lollipops: A great option for babies and kids who stay away from candy. Each washcloth is made of a soft cotton/polyester blend. Perfect for bath time! (Not available for chapter books.)

Little Lollipops: These little treats include a wide variety of cute animals and fun objects.  Rainbows, unicorns, fish, elephants, tigers, trains, dinosaurs, and fire engines are just some examples. Each one is about 2 inches in diameter.

Organic Lollipops: YumEarth Organic lollipops are the perfect solution for a child with allergies. Certified organic with no chemical dies and 100% natural colors and flavors. Made with real fruit extracts, 100% vegan, allergen-free, GMO-free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free. Lots of delicious flavors include grape, strawberry, mango, blueberry, sour apple, pomegranate, cherry and watermelon.

Big Lollipops: Our large lollipops guarantee big smiles when matched with great books! They are handcrafted and (almost) too cute to lick! Some themes include caterpillars, butterflies, dogs, cats, dragons, flowers, baseballs, ladybugs, birthday cakes and so much more. Each lollipop is at least 3 inches of sweetness.

Bookplates

Personalize every book with a message from the heart. You may write unique notes for every book or keep each one the same. For a special touch, we will add an inspirational quote at the bottom.

Shipping

The first book will ship within a week after the order is placed. The rest of the books in the subscription will ship close to this same date every month.

If you would like to delay the start of the subscription, you may elect a later date on the checkout page.

Every time a book is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number. You will know exactly when every single book is received by the recipient.

FAQs

How will the recipient know the length of the subscription?

A card is included in the first book with information about the gift, including the terms of the subscription.

Can I make changes to the book selections after the subscription is ordered?

We will happily assist you swap out any books that have not yet been shipped. Please submit your request through the Contact Us form.

Do subscriptions automatically renew?

No, we never renew subscriptions or charge your card after you place your initial order. We will alert you when the subscription has ended. If you would like to continue the service, you may place another order on the website.

Can I cancel the subscription before it is over?

No, we do not allow cancelations due to the highly customized service we provide. We will, however, work with you to tweak the book selections if reading preferences change.

Can siblings share a subscription?

Absolutely! Just remember to add extra lollipops.

Are there any options instead of lollipops?

Yes. You can choose to add stickers in lieu of lollipops. Each book will come with four 2"-3" stickers that can be used to decorate the inside covers of the books, water bottles, laptops, or any other object.

What if the child already has a book in the subscription?

While we cannot support returns or exchanges, we will gladly work with you before the books are sent. For example, if you would like to swap out a particular book, just submit a request through the Contact Us page.

Does The Lollipop Book Club ship to Canada?

No, we only ship within the United States.

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  • Write a message for each of the books. You may use the same message for all, or write a unique note fore each book.

  • The Lollipop Book Club will print a different quote under the gift note for every book.

  • The messages are printed on bookplate stickers for the child to place inside the book cover.