Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Tuesday, November 9 at 5:30 PM

This book group will be held virtually via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link the afternoon of our meeting. Register now here.

This book can be found digitally through Overdrive/Libby or you can place a physical book on hold to pickup in the Library. For more information, or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org.

For more information, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:

  • Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.
  • Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either.
  • Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home.

What Not to Bring:

A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs. Even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual.

Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with this New York Times bestseller and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included."

Clean Getaway book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:
City Spies by James Ponti

Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30 PM
 
This book group will be held virtually via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link the afternoon of our meeting. Register now here.

This book can be found digitally through Overdrive/Libby or place a physical book on hold to pickup in the Library. For more information or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org.

For more information, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.

Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain…all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.

No one said saving the world was easy…

City Spies book cover