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, March 19, 7 pm
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Thursday, April 16, 7 pm
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.

Thursday, May 21, 7 pm
El Deafo by CeCe Bell

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.

Thursday, June 18, 7 pm
Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. Her mother has been deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will come home soon so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together. But Gaby worries that her plans for the perfect family are about to fall apart.

Thursday, July 16, 7 pm
Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody

In the late 1100s, thirteen-year-old Will, the future Lord of Shackley, is exiled to Sherwood Forest, where he meets Robin Hood and the Merry Men and bands with them to try retake Shackley Castle.

Thursday, August 20, 7 pm
Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty

Robbie Darko is an old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician, but despite his best efforts, something always goes wrong with his tricks until crotchety Grandma Melvyn moves in and teaches him something about the true meaning of magic.

Past Bookworms Selections

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library by Chris Grabenstein

Rump : the true story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

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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