Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade: Nuts to You

Saturday, April 8 from 3:30 - 4:30

How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving illustrated novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk.

Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. Mysteriously, the hawk has dropped him. They saw it. Jed could be alive. New communities are discovered, new friends are made, huge danger is encountered (both man-made and of the fox and bobcat variety) and the mysteries of squirrel culture are revealed. Nuts to You is wholly original, funny, lively, and thought-provoking. Publishers Weekly said, “Readers . . . will relish the squirrels’ adventures, as well as Perkins’s laugh-aloud illustrations and equally witty footnotes.”

  • 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
What We're Reading Next:
  • May 6 - My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O'Hara
  • June 3 - The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
Nuts to You book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade: The Last Boy at St. Edith's

Saturday, April 22 from 3:30 - 4:30

Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. 475 of them to be exact. That’s how many girls attend his school, St. Edith’s Academy.

Jeremy is the only boy left after the school’s brief experiment in co-education. And he needs to get out. But his mother—a teacher at the school—won’t let him transfer, so Jeremy takes matters into his own hands: he’s going to get expelled.

Together with his best friend Claudia, Jeremy unleashes a series of hilarious pranks in hopes that he’ll get kicked out with minimal damage to his permanent record. But when his stunts start to backfire, Jeremy has to decide how far he’s willing to go and whom he’s willing to knock down to get out the door.

  • New members are always welcome - registration is requested
  • Books are available for checkout at the children's desk
  • Snacks will be served
What We're Reading Next:
  • May 20 - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • June 17 - What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
The Last Boy at St. Edith