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My Saturday Book Club

I attended the New York State Library Association Youth Services Section 2014 Spring conference a few weeks ago and went to a session called "Essentials of Book Blogging for Youth." But, alas, it wasn't about book blogging. Instead, it was about blogs we should be reading. Essentially the presenter gave us a list of blogs and then told us that blog readers like to read lists.

What the heck, I thought, I'll post a list. So, here are the books my fourth and fifth grade book club has read, with some notes.



1. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (May 2013)
This Newbery Medal winner is one of my all-time favorite books, so I gave it to all the kids as a gift for joining the club. It promoted a great discussion about time travel and got a few of the kids interested in reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. A great start. I think I had 15 kids for the first meeting. 2. A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (June 2013)
I let the kids pick the second book and they choose th…