Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Saturday, April 4 from 3:30-4:30


In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.

Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

Book Group is for 2nd and 3rd grade students and their caregivers. Registration is required. Please call 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to register.

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
The Year of the Book - Book Cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen


Tuesday, March 17 from 5:30 - 6:30

In a discontented kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.


Details:
  • New members are always welcome
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
  • Registration is not required. Please give us a call with any questions: 781-741-1405 ext. 1403
The False Prince book cover