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.

November Tween Book Discussion 11/2/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘The Terrible Two’ by Mac Barnett & Jory John. Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going… Read more

October Tween Book Discussion 10/5/16 @ 6:30 PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman. Coraline’s often wondered what’s behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her ‘other’ parents in this alternate world, they… Read more

September Tween Book Discussion 9/7/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Cracker: The Best Dog on the Battlefield’ by Cynthia Kadohata. Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It’s an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira. We meet the FIRST Wednesday evening… Read more

‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘An award-winning and inspiring novel.  When Jessica’s dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.’ Book of the Month: ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen We combined the tween (grades 5-7) and teen (grades 8-12) in the summer for one awesome time of candy and chat.  The summer reading theme is GET IN THE GAME, and this book exemplifies how to get… Read more

June Tween Book Discussion 6/1/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Chains’ by Laurie Halse Anderson If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy… Read more

May Tween Book Discussion 5/4/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

This month, there are two book options for this discussion.  You may read one or the other, or both if you would like.  We recommend that at least one of the books are read in order to participate in our discussion! OPTION ONE ‘Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature’ by Robin Brande Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates… Read more

April Tween Book Discussion 4/6/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘Running Out Of Night’ by Sharon Lovejoy Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own freedom, the girl decides to run away, and she and Zenobia set off on a harrowing… Read more

March Tween Book Discussion 3/2/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

decorative image‘El Deafo’ by Cece Bell “Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic… Read more

February Tween Book Discussion 2/3/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

decorative image ‘Life As We Knew It’ by Susan Beth Pfeffer “I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. 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… Read more

January Tween Book Discussion 1/6/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

  Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions.  She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns… Read more