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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Book Discussion Kits: Part 3, grades 3-5

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Our Youth Department has created a series of book discussion kits for our patrons to check out and use.  Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, a series of discussion questions and a box in which to carry everything.  The kits can be checked out for three weeks with two renewals. The person checking out the kit is responsible for all items and they must be returned together. Although the kits were prepared with educators in mind, they are a perfect fit for bookclubs and family book discussions.  This selection of titles is appropriate for ages 8-12.  Request one today!

The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick (topics: interpersonal relations, mothers and daughters, reading , clubs; target age 8-12).  When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary  (topics: sisters, family; target age 8-12).  Big sister Beezus (Beatrice) Quimby tries to be patient with her four-year-old little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her nursery school class to a party at her home without mentioning it to her family. Every big sister can relate to the trials and tribulations Beezus must endure. Old enough to be expected to take responsibility for her little sister, yet young enough to be mortified by every embarrassing plight the precocious preschooler gets them into, Beezus is constantly struggling with her mixed-up feelings about the exasperating Ramona.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (topics: animals; target age 8-12)
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

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