Tag: Tween Fiction

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @6:30 PM

lincolnThe book of the month is The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin’ ghosts, and a one-eyed cat. But they’re nothing compared to my real-life stalker: a sixth-grade girl named Kandi Kain. . . .Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he’s got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always… Read more

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

The book of the month is The Declaration by Gemma Malley. In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only… Read more

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

The book of the month is The Declaration by Gemma Malley. In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only… Read more

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

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

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