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: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

*If you're concerned about the reading level of the books we're choosing, please see Wayne 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. 

Event date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:30pm
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763676711
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

Holy unanticipated occurrences A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

 

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You , is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry -- and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format -- a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.