Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis

Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 PM

This book group will be held virtually via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link the afternoon of our meeting. Register now here.

This book can be found digitally through Overdrive/Libby or you can place a physical book on hold for contactless pickup. For more information, or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org.

For more information, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call 781-804-2614 and leave a message.

About the Book

It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over their crowded North End neighborhood. The ugly tank, filled with sticky brown molasses, has always leaked. But nobody imagined that it could one day explode apart, sending a tsunami of molasses into the streets.

Caught in the flood, Carmen must fight for her life - the life that she and Papa built together in America. But where will she find the strength?

I survived the great molasses flood book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Monday, February 8 at 5:30 PM

This book group will be held virtually via Zoom. We will send you the meeting link the afternoon of our meeting. Register now here.

This book can be found digitally through Overdrive/Libby, on Hoopla, or place a physical book on hold for contactless pickup For more information or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org.

For more information, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call 781-804-2614 and leave a message. 

About the Book

From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.

When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?


song for a whale book cover