Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

EngiNerds
 by Jarrett Lerner

Saturday, December 15 from 3:30 - 4:30

The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel.

Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends—all nerds—who have been close since kindergarten.

They may be brainiacs, but they’re just like everyone else: they fight with one another, watch too much TV, eat Chinese food, and hate walking their dogs. Well, maybe not just like everyone because Ken’s best friend Dan has been building robots. He then secretly sent one to each of the EngiNerds, never letting them know he’s the mastermind.

At first Ken is awed and delighted: what kid hasn’t dreamed of having a robot all their own? Someone who can be their friend, clean their room, walk the dog, answer homework questions…how amazing is that?

But be careful what you wish for: Dan’s robot, Greeeg, may look innocent, but his ravenous consumption of food—comestibles—turns him into a butt-blasting bot. And once the other robots ‘come alive’ it’s up to the motley crew of EngiNerds to not only save the day, but save the planet!


Details:
  • This is parent/child book group
  • New members are always welcome
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
  • Please register online or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1403
EngiNerds Book Cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:

The Parker Inheritance
 by Varian Johnson


Wednesday, December 12 from 4:30 - 5:30


"Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." -- The New York Times Book Review

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. 

So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

Details:
  • New members are always welcome
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
  • Registration is not required. Please give us a call with any questions: 781-741-1405 ext. 1403
The Parker Inheritance Book Cover