Get together with other kids, enjoy a snack and talk about a fantastic book.
After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.
November Book: Poppy by Avi
Date & Time: September 22 @ 5 - 5:45pm
Register beginning: November 6
Registration not required.
Ages: Children 5-11 years old, with a caregiver
Date and Time: November 10 @ 7 - 7:45pm
Location: Community Room
The main character in Carol Cassella's very readable first novel, Oxygen, is, like Cassella herself, an anesthesiologist in Seattle. Dr. Marie Heaton finds her life gone badly off track when what should have been a pretty routine surgical procedure goes wrong, and eight-year-old Jolene Jansen dies on the operating table. Jolene's mother files a malpractice suit against Marie as well as the hospital, and guilt, grief, and fears about her future as a physician begin to take their toll on Marie. She turns for support and reassurance to her colleague, Dr.
One of the best reasons to give Janet Lee Carey's Dragon's Keep to young teens (especially girls) is that it's a page-turning fantasy filled with well-drawn, three-dimensional characters (both human and otherwise). Because one exciting episode (and chapter) no sooner ends than another one begins, Carey's book would have made a wonderful serial, if only there were a magazine for teens that did that kind of thing.
|J 398.238 AES||Aesop's Fables|
|J Fiction ALCOTT||Alcott, L.M.||Little Women|
|J Fiction ALEXANDER||Alexander, L.||The Black Cauldron|
|YA Paperback A||Andersen, H.C.||Andersen's Fairy Tales|
|J 398.235 PHI||The Arabian Nights|
|J Fiction ATWATER||Atwater, Richard||Mr.|
For 2nd-4th graders
|Kawai, Ritsuko||The Adventures of Hamtaro|
|Wise, William||Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler|
For 4th-6th graders
|Allende, Isabel||Kingdom of the Golden Dragon|
|Alton, Steve||The Malifex|
|Ashby, John||Sea Gift|
|Bledsoe, Lucy Jane||The Antarctic Scoop|
General Web Sites
- Authors and Illustrators on the Web
- Educational Paperback Association's Top 100 Authors
- KidsReads.com Authors
The escape from home by Avi
Egg-drop blues by Jacqueline Turner Banks
The lost years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
The ghost in the mirror by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland
Also check out the Harry Potter series for great 5th Grade reads.
Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy by Wilson Rawls
Titanic crossing by Barbara Williams
The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 by a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis