See What the Elementary School-Aged Book Clubs Are Reading in June!

See below for what the Library’s elementary school-aged book clubs are reading in June! (After June, the clubs will go on hiatus until September, so be sure to check out the Summer Reading Program and Game, kicking off with a special event on Wednesday, June 26!)

First-Grade Book Club: The New Girl … and Me by Jacqui Robbins; art by Matt Phelan
Monday, June 10, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
This 2016 book chronicles how two young girls, Mia and the “new girl”, Shakeeta, become friends. According to Publishers Weekly, Robbins beautifully articulates the emotional stakes … As the friendship slowly blossoms, Shakeeta and Mia demonstrate to readers how connections forged with others can help us feel ‘at home’ in the world…”

Second-Grade Book Club: Year of the Panda by Miriam Schlein
Thursday, June 20, 4 – 5 p.m.
Lu Yi has started to notice the peculiar goings-on on in and around the family farm. Not only is the Chinese government asking his father to sell it, but then there’s the giant panda that has shown up in a nearby field – very far from its natural habitat. Lu Yi sees this as all being connected, especially when he then finds a baby panda in the woods and takes care of it. Follow Lu Yi through his big adventure.

Third Grade Book Club: Flipped by Wendelin van Draanen
Monday, June 10, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
This romantic comedy starts when Bryce and Juli are in second grade, and continues in eighth grade. At first, Juli is the one who is taken with Bryce, but things flip in eighth grade when Bryce becomes interested in Juli, just when Juli is beginning to wonder if Bryce is quite what she thought he was.

Fourth-Grade Book Club: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Monday, June 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
This novel, part of a series, focuses on the phenomenon of the “escape room.” The new library in Kyle Keeley’s town happens to be designed by Luigi Lemoncello, a world-renowned game maker, and Kyle is one of the lucky twelve children who’ve been invited to a “lock-in” there to celebrate the Library’s opening. Now that they’re in, how will they get out?

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.


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