QOTD #2: Camp Rolling Hills

As the characters start to get to know each other, and as we start to see the different relationships, we also get an idea of camp life. Have you been to a summer camp before? How accurate is the book in reflecting camp activities, life, and relationships?

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Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz

As we head into the weekend, it’s time to announce our next book club title! Next week, we will be reading Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz.

The book can be downloaded as an ebook from Hoopla:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12468190

Finally, it’s summer! Stephanie – aka Slimey – has been counting the days until she can return to her favorite place in the entire world, Camp Rolling Hills. And this year she’s especially happy to be back – she’ll have eight blissful weeks away from home, where life has been decidedly rocky.

New kid Bobby, on the other hand, is pretty sure he’s in for the worst summer of his life. He does not understand his weirdo cabinmates, the group singing, and the unfortunate nicknames (including his: Smelly). But he does understand Slimey, and the two soon fall in crush. This summer might not be so bad after all!

But then a fight sets off an epic, campwide, girls-versus-boys prank war. Bunks are raided! Boxer shorts are stolen! And it’s up to Slimey and Smelly to keep the peace.

If you didn’t get a chance to answer the questions about The Lightning Thief, don’t worry! You can always go back and submit your answers later.

Check the blog starting Monday morning for a daily question of the day!

Happy reading!

QOTD #5: The Lightning Thief

At the end of the book, Percy decides to head home and attend a mortal school for the year. Do you agree with his decision to leave the camp? Why or why not?

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Thank you for participating in our first week of Kid’s Reading Club! If you enjoyed the first book, be sure to check out Rick Riordan’s second book in the Percy Jackson series, The Sea of Monsters, available through Hoopla.

Check the blog this afternoon for our next title!

QOTD #4: The Lightning Thief

When Percy confront Hades in the Underworld, he learns that Hades doesn’t want to provoke a war with his brothers, claiming he is already overworked and underpaid. Through out the book, Hades was painted as the villain by gods and heroes along the way. What does this say about the opinions of the other characters, and how those opinions can influence others? Do you believe Hades’ explanations to Percy? Why or why not?

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

We’re starting our new book club off with a contemporary classic (with a movie adaption for post-reading), The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The book can be downloaded here as an ebook:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11426884

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Download a copy of the book from Hoopla today, and get a head start on reading this weekend. Check out the blog on Monday morning for the first question about the book!

Who is looking forward to starting our first book?

Welcome to the Kids Reading Club!

Welcome to the Kids Reading Club, hosted through the Fort Erie Public Library!

We are excited to offer this online book club to encourage kids to read and discuss their thoughts.

On Friday afternoons, we will announce the next title for the reading club. Check out the blog the following Monday to Friday for the daily question. Leave your answer in the comments, and comment on other member’s answers.

All titles will be available through Hoopla, with no wait times. Everyone can check out and read the same book, at the same time!

Check back on Friday for our first title!