Update on Kids Reading Club

Happy Monday everyone!

After receiving some feedback, we have decided to extend the deadline for book club books. Instead of reading a book a week, we will be reading the book for two weeks, and spreading the questions out over those two weeks.

Questions will be posted on the following schedule:

Week 1: Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Week 2: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

The next book club titles will be announced on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Happy reading!

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Because Neil Gaiman was such a hit last time, let us read another of his stories! This week, we will be reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Download the book as an ebook from Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13096294

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Check back on Monday for the first question!

QOTD #3: Extraordinary

As Pansy continues to work toward being extraordinary – and putting a lot of focus on rollerblading and skating, the reading contest, and Girl Scouts – her relationships seem to be changing. Describe the changing relationship between Pansy and Andy, and Pansy’s growing friendship with Madison.

Leave your answer in the comments below!

Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Check out this week’s new book club title, Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin.

The book can be downloaded as an ebook from Hoopla:


Last spring, Pansy chickened out on going to spring break camp, even though she’d promised her best friend, Anna, she’d go. It was just like when they went to get their hair cut for Locks of Love; only one of them walked out with a new hairstyle, and it wasn’t Pansy. But Pansy never got the chance to make it up to Anna. While at camp, Anna contracted meningitis and a dangerously high fever, and she hasn’t been the same since. Now all Pansy wants is her best friend back-not the silent girl in the wheelchair who has to go to a special school and who can’t do all the things Pansy used to chicken out of doing. So when Pansy discovers that Anna is getting a surgery that might cure her, Pansy realizes this is her chance-she’ll become the friend she always should have been. She’ll become the best friend Anna’s ever had-even if it means taking risks, trying new things (like those scary roller skates), and running herself ragged in the process.

Pansy’s chasing extraordinary, hoping she reaches it in time for her friend’s triumphant return. But what lies at the end of Pansy’s journey might not be exactly what she had expected-or wanted.

Check out the blog on Monday for the first question!