Monday, November 29, 2021

January Grades 1 & 2 Book Club Suggestions


January's selection!

We will meet on Wednesday, January 5, at 3:30 p.m.

"Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo. His first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers."—Summary

"Retells, in graphic novel form, the tale of eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie, who find a magic treehouse which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs."—Summary

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly

"Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina, but she’s way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—the only girl who’s fearful of adventure and fun.

Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real-time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe."—Summary

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November Grades 1 & 2 Book Club

For November's Grades 1 & 2 Book Club, we read Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafrass #1). Caelan, Cora, Lulu, and Rosalie were present. We colored in a worksheet that asked questions about the actions of each character while discussing the following:

1. If you had a special ability (like Zoey and her mom), what would it be?

2. What magical animal would you be most excited to meet?

3. How would you react if your adults told you they could see magical animals and talk to them?

4. What is the difference between warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals, and why is this important to the story?

5. How does the story end?

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

— 10 out of 10!
— 5
— 3
— 5

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

The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner

"Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home and become the Boxcar Children."—Summary

To register, visit the circulation desk, email Miss Colleen at, or give us a call at (401) 423-7280.
We will be meeting in the Meeting Room on Wednesday, December 1, 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.

April Grades 1 & 2 Book Club: World at War, 1944

  For April Grades 1 & 2 Book Club, we read World at War, 1944 by Mary Pope Osborne . Previously published as Danger in the Darkest Hou...