Books & Bites Book Club

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Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30pm
Fourth and Fifth Graders

Our popular book club for fourth and fifth graders has returned! Each month we'll have a book discussion, eat great snacks, and do a fun book-related activity together. This month we're talking about Clean Getaway by Nic Stone. Participants can pick up a free copy of the book at the Library, while supplies last. Fourth and fifth graders only. 

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What's this book about? For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a journey down G'ma's memory lane. But adventure quickly turns to uncertainty: G'ma keeps changing the license plate, dodging Scoob's questions, and refusing to check Dad's voice mails. And the farther they go, the more Scoob realizes that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem -- G'ma included.

 Here is a list of the books we've already read (or click here to see them all in our library catalog):

  • Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
  • The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
  • A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
  • Show Me a Sign by Anne Clare Lezotte
  • Melissa (previously known as George) by Alex Gino
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  • A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  • Squirm by Carl Hiaasen
  • Unplugged and Unpopular by Mat Heagerty
  • Endling: The Last  by Katherine Applegate
  • The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  • Red: The True Story of Red Riding by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds
  • Granted by John David Anderson
  • The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jenni Holm
  • Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  • Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee