Bookworms Book Group

Bookworms is a book club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. We have snacks and discuss a different book each month. Free copies of the book to be discussed at the next meeting are handed out and are also available after the meeting.

For more information or registration, contact Angie Bayne, Children's Librarian, at 634-6064, ext. 253 or baynea@mrrl.org.

Upcoming Bookworms Books

Thursday, June 19, 7 pm
The Young Healer by Frank N. McMillan III

What starts out as just another day becomes anything but that for Feather Anderson. Her beloved grandfather, a traditional Lakota healer, pulls her out of class one snowy morning and takes her on a traditional vision quest in the heart of New York City in hopes to find the perfect Lakota medicine. It becomes the most magical day of Feather's life as she saves her little brother's life and earns her newly-given secret Lakota name.


Thursday, July 17, 7 pm
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.


Thursday, August 21, 7 pm
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.


Thursday, September 18, 7 pm
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton

Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four half-brothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he is making a better life for himself than he ever had with her.

Past Bookworms Selections

The Young Healer by Frank N. McMillan, III

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

Operation Yes by Sarah Lewis Holmes

In front of God and Everybody by K.D. McCrite

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Unwanteds by Lisa McCann

Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Will at the Battle of Gettysburg by Laurie Chalkhoven

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

The Underdogs by Mike Lupica

The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein

Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherine Valente

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Half Upon a Time by James Riley

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm

Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Perry

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LeFluer

The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin

The Strange Case of Oragami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith

Holes by Louis Sacher

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

No Talking by Andrew Clements

The Seer of Shadows by Avi

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Al Capone Does by Shirts by Jennifer Choldenko

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato

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