Saturday, August 28, 2021
The Coldfire Curse (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly #1) by Jordan Quinn
"As the pampered pet dragon of the Prince of Wrenly, Ruskin has never known life beyond the walls of the palace. Until the day a young dragon from Crestwood comes to the palace to plead for help. An evil curse has been unleashed in Crestwood and threatens to destroy all of Wrenly. Ruskin has a choice to make: stay safe at home in the palace, or try to help save his kingdom. For Ruskin, there is no choice. He knows he has to try and help if he can.
What Ruskin and his new dragon friends don't yet realize is that the curse was awoken for one reason only—to put Ruskin in harm's way. The mission to reverse the curse is far more dangerous than anyone realizes...in fact, it's seemingly impossible. Why is Ruskin the target of these shadowy forces? And how far is Ruskin willing to go to save his kingdom?"—Summary
Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables #1) by Jonathan Auxier
"Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures. Creatures including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse . . . and Auggie. Auggie is the only human boy at the Stables, and he takes care of all the other animals. The Fabled Stables have a mind of their own, and every so often, the building SHAKES and SHUDDERS, TWITCHES and SPUTTERS--it's making room for a new arrival! It's Auggie's job to venture out and rescue a new creature from mortal danger. But will he be able to complete his mission before it's too late? With some help from Fen (a literal stick-in-the-mud) and his animal companions, Auggie saves the day and makes a new friend in the process." —Summary
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers #1) by Andrea Beaty
"Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle--one that feels much bigger than herself.
Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters--a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II--need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!
After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home." —Summary
Thursday, August 5, 2021
For August's Grades 1-2 Book Club, we read CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington. Joshua, Katelyn, Rosalie, and Thomas were present. Here are some of the things we discussed:
1. In chapter 1, what does the President realize? How does he reach this conclusion? What are the visual clues? What about the textual clues?
2. Who does the President call for help?
3. Who are the CatStronauts? What are their names? How would you describe each one? What have they been called upon to do?
4. What happens when the engineers are assembling the rocket kit? How does this impact the CatStronauts mission? What does Blanket bring on the ship that helps save the mission?
5. Why is the cat wearing the "Neil" shirt significant? Who does he represent?
6. At the end of the CatStronauts mission, the Solar NRG Plant does not work. What does Waffles do to finish the mission?
7. Are the CatStronauts successful?
8. What is your favorite part of the story? What is your favorite illustration? Do you have a favorite CatStronaut?
9. What did you learn from this story?
10. Does this story inspire you to read more books in this series? Would you recommend this series to a friend?
Please rate this book from 1–5, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.
For September's Book Club, we will be reading:
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
We will be meeting on Wednesday, September 1 at 3:30 PM. Book Club will be held outside. In the case of inclement weather, Book Club will move into the Sydney Wright Room.
To register, visit the circulation desk or email Miss Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to stop by the library to pick up your copy!
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Gooney Bird Greene by Lowis Lowry
"There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of storytime and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her 'absolutely true' stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?" —Summary
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
"Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when ... Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret -- she's also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?" —Summary
Monster and Boy by Hannah Barnaby
"When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream, and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!" —Summary
Dinosaur's Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1, Graphic Novel) adapted by Jenny Lind "Retells, in graphic novel form, the tale of e...
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look and illustrated by LeUyen Pham A young boy in Concord, Massachus...
For December's Grades 1-2 Book Club, we read My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O'Hara. Thomas was present. Who is Tom's ol...