Friday, October 29, 2021

December Grades 1 & 2 Book Club Suggestions



The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner

"Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned brothers and sisters, suddenly appear in a small town. No one knows who these young wanderers are or where they have come from. Frightened to live with a grandfather they have never met, the children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Henry, the oldest, goes to town to earn money and buy food and supplies. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves—until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her."—Summary





"Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark, or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?"—Summary





"Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students. As Hall Monitor, it is his job to protect them—but he will need some help from his friends."—Summary






Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October Grades 1 & 2 Book Club

  




For October's Grades 1 & 2 Book Club, we read The Coldfire Curse (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly #1) by Jordan Quinn. Cora, Lulu, and Rosalie were present. We discussed the following:   


1. What happens on the island of Crestwood?
Ember has a crash landing and reveals he is suffering from the Coldfire curse. 

2. Where does Ember send Cinder? Why doesn’t Ember go himself?
Ember sends Cinder to find the king. The king is the only one who can stop the curse. Because Ember is suffering from Coldfire, he can no longer fly.
 
3. Who is Ruskin?
Ruskin is the beloved pet of the prince of Wrenly. 

4. What does Cinder call Ruskin when he finds him?
Cinders called Ruskin “My king.”  

5. What does Ruskin realize about the way he and Cinder communicate?
They can talk to one another. 

6. What does the legend about scarlet dragons say?
They are either destined for greatness or cursed to bring ruin.

7. Ruskin and Cinder get locked in the castle. How do they escape?
Ruskin burns a hole in the ceiling, and they fly out. 

8. How do the fairies help Cinder, Ruskin, and Groth?
They help with the potion. 

9. What happens to Groth? Cinder?
Coldfire curse

10. What saves Ruskin?
Inferno peppers

Please rate this book from 1–5, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

— 5
— 4.5
— 3.5 




For November's Book Club, we will be reading:
 





Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) by Asia Citro

"In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it's up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what's wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it's too late?"—Summary

To register, visit the circulation desk, email Miss Colleen at jamlibyouth@gmail.com, or give us a call at (401) 423-7280.
We will be meeting in the Sydney Wright Room on Wednesday, November 3, at 3:30 p.m.




For New Book Club Members

At each session, the kids vote on a book to read for the next month. Then, Miss Colleen orders enough copies of that book through the Ocean State Libraries consortium. You pick up the book at the library (usually a week after the last book club). Books are never due before Book Club. Children should finish the book before coming to Book Club. Please reach out with any questions.
 

Monday, October 4, 2021

November Grades 1 & 2 Book Club Suggestions




Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) by Asia Citro

"In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late?"—Summary



The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?




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    







January Grades 1 & 2 Book Club: Rise of the Earth Dragon

  For January's Grades 1 & 2 Book Club, we read Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1) by Tracey West. Caelan and Cora were p...