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Kids' Book Club


Kids' Book Club meets at 4:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Each month, members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles from various genres. We also learn about new releases and have fun with literature-based icebreaker games. Copies of our titles are available at the circulation desk for members and nonmembers. Mrs. Murphy also keeps a copy on her staff picks shelf. New members are welcomed year round. For ages 8-12 Titles are listed for the date of meeting and discussion.


2024 Titles

January - HISTORICAL FICTION - I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 by Lauren Tarshis

February - ADVENTURE - Mountain Mission by Kristin Earhart

March - GRAPHIC NOVEL - Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

April - NONFICTION - Weird but True: Birthdays! by National Geographic Kids

May - MEMBERS' CHOICE - Read your own pick and join us for the meeting!

June - SCIENCE FICTION - The Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse by Jonathan Messinger

2023 Titles

January-HISTORICAL FICTION - Mary and the Trail of Tears by Andrea L. Rogers

February - ADVENTURE - Wild River by Rodman Philbrick

March - GRAPHIC NOVEL - Yasmina and the Potato Panic by Wauter Mannaert

April - NONFICTION - From an Idea Lowey Bundy Sichol

May - MEMBERS' CHOICE - Members all choose their own selection

June - SCIENCE FICTION - Stowaway by John David Anderson

July - BIOGRAPHY - self-selected titles

August - MYSTERY - Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley

September - SUMMER REVIEW - Members will discuss all their summer favorites! No new title.

October - REALISTIC FICTION - Billy Miller Makes a Wish by Kevin Henkes

November - FANTASY - Magic Tree House: Rhinos at Recess by Mary Pope Osborne

December - HUMOR - The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee


2022 Titles

January - HISTORICAL - I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis

February - FANTASY - A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer

March - GRAPHIC NOVEL - Twins by Varian Johnson

April - NONFICTION - History Smashers: The Mayflower by Kate Messner

May - MEMBERS' CHOICE - American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar

June - SCIENCE FICTION - The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm


August - MYSTERY - The Case of the Burgled Bundle by Michael Hutchinson

September - SUMMER REVIEW - We will share our own favorites from the summer!

October - REALISTIC FICTION - J.D. and the Great Barber Battle by J. Dillard

November - FANTASY - Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce

December - HUMOR - The 143-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

2021 Titles

January - HISTORICAL - A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

February - FANTASY - The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz 

March - GRAPHIC NOVEL - Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

April - NONFICTION -What Is the Statue of Liberty? by Joan Holub

May - MEMBERS' CHOICE - Distress Signal by Mary E. Lambert

June - SCIENCE FICTION - Rise of Zombert by Kara LaReau

July - BIOGRAPHY - Self-selected titles

August -  MYSTERY - Me, Friday, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

September - General Meeting, summer review

October - REALISTIC - Black Brother, Black Brother by  Jewell Parker Rhodes

November - FANTASY - The Lifters by Dave Eggers

December - HUMOR  My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner

2020 Titles
January - I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis
February - Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
March - Guts by Raina Telgemeier
April - The Button War by Avi
May - General book discussion & new releases
June - General book discussion & new releases
July -  General book discussion & new releases
August - General book discussion & new releases
September - What Were the Salem Witch Trials? by Joan Holub
October - Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
November - Mr. Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman
December - The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

2019 Titles

January - Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm
February - Jack: The True Tale of Jack & the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff
March - El Deafo by Cece Bell
April - Start Now! You Can Make a Difference by Chelsea Clinton
May - SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan
June - Six by M.M. Vaughan
July - Self-Selected Biographies by various authors
August - The Story Collector by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
September - Yearly wrap up!
October - Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
November - Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
December - The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

2018 Titles

October - Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadajaran
November - Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
December - Word of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

For more information about child programs, contact:
Lee Ann Murphy
Children's & Young Adult Librarian 

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