Mid-May meeting, 2015

Good discussion went along with shared opinions Friday!  Everyone was ready to go and prepared with their comments.  Some of the favorite titles shared at this meeting include:
All the Answers by Kate Messner, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Bullet Catch, Old Wolf (again), Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin, and repeated accolades for The War That Saved My Life.
There was also some discussion about a few series books and their ability to be qualified for the Newbery Award.
Please feel free to share your own favorites for this year in the Replies box below.

Anyone but Ivy Pocket, by Caleb Krisp

Summary: Fate intervenes when Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a mystical (and possibly cursed) diamond necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday.

Greenwillow

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The Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano

Summary: Bright, imaginative, eleven-year-old Pram lives with two aunts who run a retirement home, hiding the fact that she can talk with ghosts–but not the spirit of her mother–and after befriending Clarence, who also lost his mother, she decides to find her father in hopes he can answer her questions.

Bloomsbury

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly

Summary: In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.

Henry Holt

Dead Boy, by Laurel Gale

Summary:  Crow Darlingson may be dead, but he still loves air hockey, bowling, and drawing. But Crow isn’t like other kids. His body parts fall off at inopportune moments. And he hasn’t been able to sleep in years. Not since waking up from death. And Crow is lonely. When Melody Plympton moves in next door, Crow finally has a chance at friendship and a shot at getting his life back from the mysterious wish-granting creature living in the park. But first there are tests to pass. And it means risking the only friend he’s had in years.

Random House

Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman

Summary:  Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.

Wendy Lamb Books

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2015 Book Discussions Have Begun!

We had a super meeting Friday with 19 of us sharing the newly published books that we have recently read.  A couple kids read Echo by Ryan and really like this one.  Also Into the Killing Seas, Nooks and Crannies, Old Wolf, The Only Game, Red Butterfly, Under a Painted Sky, Waiting for Unicorns, Wish Girl, and Zodiac were all favorably reviewed.  It sounds like we are already finding some great books this year!  Please feel free to comment on any titles that you have read.

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