Wednesday Book Club Update

gregortheoverlander-73f85f3d5a1618cc6973511677f4a8b1597f9651-s6-c30We did not have a book club meeting this morning due to the lack of participants.  Although this is a fantastic read to be enjoyed by all, I think we might start over with a new book series.  I am thinking that Harry Potter would be fun!  Check back in a few days to see what’s been decided.  There will be sign-up sheets in the Children’s Library!

Other ideas for book series include:

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (#1 is The Red Pyramid)

The Inkheart Series by Cornelia Funke (#1 is Inkheart)

The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (#1 is Found)

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Tuesday Book Club Update

greenwald readingDear Tuesday Book Club Kids,

If you’re reading this:

#1.  You found the blog!!

#2.  You’ve completed part of your assignment for next week!!

#3.  Remember what Charlie Joe Jackson says in Tip #5!  Websites, including this blog, can be one of the many ways you read in a day!

Our book club had some great discussions about the book today!  We talked about our main character, Charlie Joe, and his world of NOT reading.  It’s gotten him into trouble with his parents, not to mention his best friend, Timmy McGibney, and now he’s grounded because of it.  His sister has temporarily come to his rescue, but a big assignment is coming due that might force Charlie Joe to ACTUALLY READ AN ENTIRE BOOK!

Our assignment this week, other than checking out this blog, is to read to Part Five!  If you can’t make it to book club next week, make sure to check this blog again to find out what we did.  If you check back later this week, you may just find other fun things to do!  Always look for the picture of our book to know that the post is for YOU :)

It was great to see you all today!  I look forward to seeing you again next week!

Amy

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The Borrowers by Mary Norton

n4369The third book-club of the week is The Borrowers, by Mary Norton.  The book was first published in 1952, and tells the tale of a group of tiny people who live in the walls of a house.  They “borrow” items used by the “human beans,” like match books and spools, to use as furniture and other useful tools in their everyday life.

This book is appropriate for 2nd and 3rd grade readers, and is not a lengthy book.  It is the first of many in the series, which we will continue to read until the end of book club.  We meet on Thursdays, from 10:15 to 11 am in room 216 of the Library.

Our first meeting went very well, with a lot of kids showing interest.  Assignments for our next meeting include:

1.  Find a random item to use as a bookmark.  This item has to be flat and thin so that it does not damage the book.  Ideas include a playing card, a band-aid, or a store receipt…. but be creative and see if you can come up with something else.

2.  Read to Chapter 10.  This is a quick read and a short book, so the reading shouldn’t be difficult.  If you don’t get that far, please come to book club anyway.

Parents, for more information on the book, including reading level, click HERE.

We will meet again on Thursday, July 11th, at 10:15 am.  Have a good holiday week!!

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Gregor the Overlander (Book #1 of the Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins

gregortheoverlander-73f85f3d5a1618cc6973511677f4a8b1597f9651-s6-c30The second book-club of the week is Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins.  This is the first book in the series, The Underland Chronicles, and meets on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11 am.  The author also wrote The Hunger Games series, popular with teens and adults.

The story is an Alice-In-Wonderland tale of a boy, Gregor, who falls down a hole into a new underground world.  It not only combines themes of Alice In Wonderland, but of Journey to the Center of the Earth, as well.  The story is exciting and imaginative, and will have you devouring each book just to get on to the next!

Parents, for more information on the book, including reading level, click HERE.

Because of summer school limiting the amount of participants this week, there was no reading assignment given.  If you would like to pick up a book, check in at the Children’s Library.  We will hold our next meeting on Wednesday, July 10th, at 10:15 am.  Hope to see you there!!

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald

greenwald readingThe first book-club book of the week is Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading, by Tommy Greenwald. We meet on Tuesdays, from 10:15 am to 11 am each week, to discuss the book and share connections we have with the story. This is perfect for 4th and 5th grade readers and addresses the reluctance kids face when being told to read something. The book is funny and was an instant success at our first meeting today.

Parents, for more information on the book, including reading level, click HERE.

We are looking forward to continuing in two weeks–just as soon as we get past next week’s holiday.  If you’re reading along with us, we are reading to Part Three (pg. 100) for our next meeting on Tuesday, July 9th, at 10:15 am.

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June 25, 2013 · 4:49 pm

DIG INTO READING!!!

DIG INTO READING!!!

Want to know about my book clubs at Hudson Area Library? Want to follow along with us online? Now you can by following this blog about books for kids! Make sure to leave me some feedback to share during the on-site meetings with the kids at the library!!

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June 25, 2013 · 4:43 pm