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!

This month, we have a special visitor! Author Keir Graff will join us for a reading, discussion and signing of his newest novel, The Matchstick Castle. Please bring two questions for Mr. Graff, and get ready for a great discussion!

Next Meeting: Friday, March 24th at 4:30 pm

*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 roscoebooks@gmail.com. 

The Matchstick Castle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101996225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2017

Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home--it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them.