Middle Grade Bookclub
RoscoeBooks wants you to get lost in a book!
We invite your 8-12 year old readers* to meet with us once a month to discuss a different book! We'll tackle fantasy, mysteries, social dramas, and just about everything in between. Here are a few of the book we've read in the past:
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
The Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
One White Dolphin by Gill Lewis
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz and more!
No reservations necessary. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend! Just show up ready to chat about the book we're reading that month! We'll provide thematic snacks and some fun activities!
What We're Reading: This month, we're getting spooky with From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
*If you're concerned about the reading level of the books we're choosing, please see Kelsey or Erika at the store. We can help give you some insight about whether your reader will need a little parent-aided help or if it's something they can tackle on their own.
For any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.
Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.