Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade: Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold

Saturday, October 6 from 5:30 - 6:30


For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life is pretty great. He’s the caretaker of the best baby skunk in the world—even Janie, his older sister, is warming up to Thor.

When Janie gets a part in the school play and can’t watch Bat after school, it means some pretty big changes. Someone else has to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons, Janie is having sleepovers with her new friends, and Bat wants everything to go back to normal.

He just has to make it to the night of Janie’s performance. . . .


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
Bat and the Waiting Game Book Cover

For 4th & 5th Grade: Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed


Wednesday, October 10 from 4:30 - 5:30

Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. 

Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.


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
Amal Unbound Book Cover