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 going on a quest with Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson.
*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 email@example.com.
Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don't even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one-of-a-kind.
Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she won't be able to finish the school year, they come up with a risky plan, more of a quest, really, to give Ms. Bixby the last day she deserves. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand what Ms. Bixby means to each of them--and what the three of them mean to each other.