Tween Reads - Tuesday, March 17 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm
Our Tween Reads selection for March is Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce. After their mother dies, two brothers find a huge amount of money which they must spend quickly before England switches to the new European currency, but they disagree on what to do with it. We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a tasty treat.
For children in grades 4, 5 and 6.
Tween Fun - Doodlebots
A fun creative art workshop just for tweens! Using a few simple supplies and a lot of imagination, we will create doodling "robots". Please register here.
Our February Tween Reads book club selection is Magyk by Angie Sage. The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
A creative fun holiday gift making workshop just for tweens!
All materials supplied. Please register.
Thursday, December 2, 2014 7:00 to 8:00pm
For students in grades 4, 5 and 6.
Tween Reads - The Adventures of Nanny Piggins
Our Tween Reads December selection is The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt. When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate. We will have a lively dsicussion, an activity and a snack. Please register.
Our tween book club will discuss Chris D'Lacey's The Fire Within. Best-selling author, Chris d'Lacey, brings us a magical story about mysterious hand crafted clay dragons who have unusual powers. Copies are available at the Children's Desk. We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a book related snack.
Our June Tween Reads book selection is The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck. In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."
participants will engage in a lively discussion and entertaining activity while enjoying a tasky snack.
Stop into the Children’s Library beginning on Saturday, June 14 to sign-up. Each child will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading. Sign-ups continue until Saturday, August 2.
Here's how the tween level works:
For every 15 minutes of reading, students will cross out a picture on their log. When they have read for 10 hours, it’s time to pick up a reward. When they have finished another 10 hours of reading, it's time to pick up another reward. Upon completing the last 10 hours of reading students will receive a raffle ticket which will enter them into a raffle for a gift certificate from The Bookworm in Bernardsville. Students must be entering grades 5 or 6 to participate in the tweens level.
Our April book selection is Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. This memoir presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school. Pick up a copy at the Children's Desk.
The March book selection is The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami. Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.
We will have a lively discussion, a tasty, book related snack & an activity.