Category: Tween Book Discussion

We meet one evening of every month in the Teen Room of the library to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 5-7 (not young adults, but not children, hence TWEENS) are welcome. Refreshments are served.

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think–she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘A Long Walk to Water’ by Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The… Read more

OUTTA THIS WORLD BOOK DISCUSSION: July 9, 2019 @6:30pm (Register T/weens 10+)

The book of the summer is ‘Life as We Knew It’ by Susan Beth Pfeffer. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like ‘one marble hits another.’ The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle’s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn’t know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, May 1st @6:30, 2019

The book of the month is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. Miranda… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The book of the month is Side Tracked by Diana Harmon Asher   If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place—he’d be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates.But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, March 6th @6:30

The book of the month is Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. In her search for… Read more

‘The Hate U Give’ Dinner Theatre, March 12th 6:00pm-8:30pm (Register T/weens)

Ththe hate u givee book of the month is ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. This is a special book discussion event for the month of March.   Join us to watch the film adaptation of the book while eating pizza, and then we’ll have a book discussion comparing the book to the movie.  Copies of the book may be checked out from the front desk by anyone with a Kimball, Plaistow,… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Petey by Ben Mikaelsen Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the domination of the human spirit over physical obstacles. The arc of a life bound by cerebral palsy is portrayed in this riveting novel from Ben Mikaelsen. In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed. We meet the FIRST Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30pm to discuss the book… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, January 2nd @6:30

The book of the month is The Losers Club by Andrew Clements 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… Read more