Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

The Animal Rescue Agency by Eliot Schrefer

Tuesday, May 3 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 to pickup in the Library.

For more information, or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

When an animal is in trouble, there’s only one place to turn: the Animal Rescue Agency!

Dashing Esquire Fox used to organize the world’s most elaborate chicken raids until the day she encountered Mr. Pepper. Meeting the blustery old rooster changed her heart, convincing her to turn from a life of crime and instead form the Animal Rescue Agency, which masterminds rescue operations across the globe.

Esquire and her unlikely chicken business manager coordinate their far-flung agents to get them to the Arctic. In that frozen land they learn that what happened to the polar bear cub was no accident—and that saving him will pit them against the scariest predator in the world: a human.

Animal Rescue Agency book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:
Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Tuesday, May 24 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 place a physical book on hold to pickup in the Library.

For more information or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

Ever since Solimar was a little girl, she has gone to the ouamel forest bordering her kingdom to observe the monarch butterflies during their migration, but always from a safe distance. Now, on the brink of her quinceañera and her official coronation, Solimar crosses the dangerous creek to sit among the butterflies. There, a mysterious event gives her a gift and a burden--the responsibility to protect the young and weak butterflies with her magical rebozo, or silk shawl.

Solimar is committed to fulfilling her role, and has a plan that might have worked. But when her father, the king, and her brother, the prince, leave on an expedition, a neighboring king overthrows the kingdom and holds everyone left in the village hostage. It takes all of Solimar's courage to escape and then embark on a dangerous journey to save her kingdom, but she's not alone. Her pet bird, Lázaro, the butterflies she protects, and a magical rag doll, Zarita, are with her. Then, at a precarious moment, she meets a river boy who knows the rapids.

Even with help, can Solimar save her family, the kingdom, and the future of the monarchs from a greedy king?

Solimar The Sword of the Monarchs book cover