Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade: Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! by Jessica Scott Kerrin

Saturday, October 8 from 3:30 - 4:30

Meet Martin Bridge --- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship. The daily rhythms, struggles and triumphs of childhood --- at home, at school and with friends --- are evoked with warmth, understanding, honesty and humor.

  • This is parent/child book group
  • New members are always welcome
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Saturday, October 22 from 3:30 - 4:30

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

  • New members are always welcome - registration is requested
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
The Wild Robot book cover