See What the Elementary School-Aged Book Clubs Are Reading in April!
See below for what the Library’s elementary school-aged book clubs are reading this month!
Special Guest at the Fourth-Grade Book Club: Maryann Macdonald, Author of Odette’s Secrets
Monday, April 29, 4 – 5 p.m.
This edition of the Fourth-Grade Book Club is open to children grades 3 and up! The special guest will be Maryann Macdonald, author of the novel Odette’s Secrets. The novel, based on a real-life story, focuses on Odette Meyer, a young Jewish girl who is sent away to the countryside from Nazi-occupied Paris. There she is forced to hide the secrets of who she really is, even going to Catholic Mass with other children. When she eventually returns to Paris, she has to deal with whether she has changed too much to resume the life she once had.
Third Grade Book Club: A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold, illustrated by Charles Santoso
Monday, April 8, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), a young boy on the autism spectrum, is the focus of this book (and series). In this introductory book, Bat tries to convince his veterinary mom that the baby skunk she’s brought home temporarily would make a perfect pet.
Second-Grade Book Club: On the Dog (Andrew Lost #1) by J.C. Greenburg
Thursday, April 25, 4 – 5 p.m.
Andrew and his sister, Judy, get lost on the neighbor’s dog when Andrew’s Atom Sucker invention malfunctions and shrinks them down to a tiny size. In fact, they are so small that things like fleas and mites on the dog are giant monsters to them. How will they get back to Andrew’s invention and find a way for it to get them back to normal size?
First-Grade Book Club: Once in a Blue Moon by Danielle Daniel
Monday, April 8, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
This book of short poems focuses on unique experiences in nature that can suddenly make a day one to remember. Some of the poems’ themes include seeing a double rainbow and the Northern Lights and interactions with wildlife.
Walk-ins are welcome to the Library’s elementary school book clubs for grades 1 – 4, but registration is requested by calling the Library at (914) 738-1234. Book club books are usually available at the circulation desk for immediate checkout.