Bookworms

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Date, Location

See you in the Winter!

A book club for kids and their grown-ups!

Discuss great books with other readers! Registration is required. Books are free and available to pick up one month before the monthly meeting, or at the previous meeting.

Bookworms Schedule:

Third Grade Angels - January 15, 2019  by Jerry  SpinelliThird Grade Angels - January 15, 2019  
Spinelli, Jerry
2012
The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller Fourth Grade RatsGeorge, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade. He's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo"-which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count?A heartwarming return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.Jerry Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1941. He received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an editor with Chilton from 1966 to 1989. He launched his career in children's literature with Space Station 7th Grade in 1982. He has written over 30 books including The Bathwater Gang, Picklemania, Stargirl, Milkweed, and Mama Seeton's Whistle. In 1991, he won the Newbery Award for Maniac Magee. In 1998, Wringer was named a Newbery Honor book. (Bowker Author Biography)
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy - February 19, 2019  by Rachel Renée  RussellDork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy - February 19, 2019  
Russell, Rachel Renée
2016
It's a frenemy showdown in the eleventh installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she's stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister's new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie!At least Nikki can write about every moment of drama in her diary, so readers won't miss a moment of it.Can the queen of dorks survive a week at the head CCP's new school or will it be a dorky disaster?Rachel Renée Russell grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan. She was born on December 11, 1965. She is an attorney who also writes children's books. She writes and illustrates the Dork Diaries series. Rachel wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday present for her younger twin brothers. Dork Diaries dramatically chronicles the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school. The book series is written in a diary format and includes doodles, drawings and comic strips. According to the author's website, the Dork Diaries books are based on Rachel Renee Russell's experiences in middle school, as well as those of her two daughters, Erin and Nikki. Her older daughter, Erin, helps with writing and her younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. The main character, Nikki Maxwell, is named after her daughter.Currently, there are over 10 million copies of the Dork Diaries books in print in the United States. Publishing rights have been sold in 36 countries with translation into 32 different languages. Dork Diaries was awarded the 2010 Children's Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division. She made The New York Times Best Seller List iwith her title OMG!:All about Me Diary! and her title Dork Diaries. The latest in the series is book 11, Frenemies Forever. (Bowker Author Biography)
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