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P/K Book Group

Parent/Kid book group is a monthly book club for kids, ages 7-16, and their grownups. Discussions are held the second Thursday of each month at 4pm and 7pm. Themed snacks provided. Registration encouraged. Attendees may register and pick up a copy of the current month's book from the front desk.

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March

Ban This Book

by Alan Gratz

An inspiring tale of a fourth-grader who fights back when her favorite book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don't mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.

Ban This Book is a stirring defense against censorship that's perfect for middle grade readers. Let kids know that they can make a difference in their schools, communities, and lives

April

The Elephant in the Room

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States.

The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.

May

The Great Brain

by John D. Fitzgerald

The best con man in the Midwest is only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it's saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg Andy, or Basil, the new kid at school, the Great Brain always manages to come out on top-and line his pockets in the process.

June

The Forgotten Five: Map of Flames

by Lisa McMann

Fifteen years ago, eight supernatural criminals fled Estero City to make a new life in an isolated tropical hideout. Over time, seven of them disappeared without a trace, presumed captured or killed. And now, the remaining one has died.

Left behind to fend for themselves are the criminals' five children, each with superpowers of their own: Birdie can communicate with animals. Brix has athletic abilities and can heal quickly. Tenner can swim like a fish and can see in the dark and hear from a distance. Seven's skin camouflages to match whatever is around him. Cabot hasn't shown signs of any unusual power--yet.

Then one day Birdie finds a map among her father's things that leads to a secret stash. There is also a note:

Go to Estero, find your mother, and give her the map.

The five have lived their entire lives in isolation. What would it mean to follow the map to a strange world full of things they've only heard about, like cell phones, cars, and electricity? A world where, thanks to their parents, being supernatural is a crime?

Upcoming P/K Groups
Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 1
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, Apr 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
Book club for kids and their parents. Includes a book to read and a treat to share.