Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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 present. 

Activity: Color or draw your own dragon. What is the dragon's special ability? Why? 

1. Who is our main character? Describe him.
2. We are told Drake is a peasant. What is a peasant? What images come to mind when you hear the word peasant? 
3. Who are the other Dragon Masters? Who are their dragons? What are their special abilities?
4. Who is Griffith?
5. Where does the soldier take Drake?
6. What told Griffith that Drake had the heart of a dragon?
7. How does Worm communicate with Drake? What does Worm show to Drake?
8. What is Rori's bad idea? What happens? 
9. How does Worm save them?
10. What are some of the questions left unanswered at the end of this book?

Please rate this book from 1–10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.

— 10 out of 10!
— 9

Because we loved the first book in the Dragon Masters series and need to know more, for February, we will be reading:

Saving the Sun Dragon (Dragon Masters #2) by Tracey West 

"In the second book in this fully illustrated series, Drake and the other three Dragon Masters (Ana, Rori, and Bo) continue their training. But Ana's dragon, Kepri, is sick. The wizard tries to make her feel better, but his potions are not working. Drake's dragon, Worm, must use his special powers to take the Dragon Masters across the world in search of a cure. What made Kepri sick? Will the Dragon Masters be able to save her? And what dangers will they face along the way?"—Summary from Goodreads

To register, visit the circulation desk, email Ms. Colleen at, or give us a call at (401) 423-7280.
We will be meeting in the Meeting Room on Wednesday, February 2 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, Ms. 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.

February Grades 1 & 2 Book Club Suggestions

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

The Used-to-be Best Friend (Jo Jo Makoons #1) by Dawn Quigley

"Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn—about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore."—Provided by publisher

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

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...