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, April 17, 7 pm
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one. When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called "Expedition Survival!", Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself—to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's boneheaded star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out. They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .

It's anyone's guess who will actually survive "Expedition Survival".

Thursday, May 16, 7 pm
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one things' for sure: Sam Westing may be dead... but that won't stop him from playing one last game!

Past Bookworms Selections

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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