Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade: A Boy Called Bat

Saturday, September 23 from 3:30 - 4:30


From acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso, A Boy Called Bat is the first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum.

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises--some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

Details:
  • 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
Boy Called Bat book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade: The Loser's Club


Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 - 5:00


Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down.

So when Principal Vance lays down the law--pay attention in class, or else--Alec takes action. He can't lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn't a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec's club--including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like--Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it's just as interesting.

With The Losers Club, Andrew Clements brings us a new school story that's a love letter to books and to reading and that reminds us that sometimes the best stories are the ones that happen off the page--our own.

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