Young Readers Society: Our 8-12 Book Club

Welcome to the Garden's first ever book club for readers 8-12! It will be a regular EVERY-THIRD-WEDNESDAY thing, from now on, through the summer and into the school year. We will sometimes do some book-related crafts and we will always serve piping hot FREE pizza from our friends over at the new Ballard Pizza Co.

Our intention is to choose books that will interest both boys and girls, especially in this age bracket. I suspect that as the Society grows, we’ll read a variety of books based on the particular interests of the different kids who show up on a regular basis.

This month's book is Keeper by Kathi Appelt

We would ask you to encourage your kids to come to society meetings even if they aren’t necessarily interested in this book. As long as they’re interested in reading, we’ll be happy to have them.

The goal of our this club's fearless leader (the amazing Becky M.) is to introduce titles that will pleasantly surprise society members, like all book clubs, titles may not be ones members would choose to read on their own. She’ll definitely be open to book suggestions from the kids, but she will try to have three options for them to choose from every month to keep things simple.

The Young Readers’ Society will be about giving kids a safe place to talk about books and reading and to express their opinions openly. Parents will be encouraged to browse the shop, or grab a bite to eat in Ballard, but as far as the Society goes – no grown-ups allowed!

Don’t hesitate to call Becky M. anytime with questions/comments.  Or, you can write her directly by clicking the contect us text above left.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event address: 
Secret Garden
2214 NW Market St
98107-4024 Seattle
Keeper Cover Image
By Kathi Appelt, August Hall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416950615
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Newbery Medal Honoree Kathi Appelt enchants with a tale about mermaids, mermen, and what happens when you believe in fairy tales for too long.