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: Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelve-year-old Rose Brutigan has grown seven inches in the last eight months. She’s always been different from her twin brother, Thomas, but now she towers over him in too many ways. The gap in their interests continues to widen as well. Musically talented Rose is focused on winning the upcoming Bach Cello Suites Competition, while happy-go-lucky Thomas has taken up the challenge of growing a giant pumpkin in the yard of their elderly neighbor, Mr. Pickering. But when a serious accident changes the course of the summer, Rose is forced to grow and change in ways she never could have imagined. Along the way there’s tap dancing and classic musicals, mail-order worms and neighborhood-sourced compost, fresh-squeezed lemonade, the Minnesota State Fair — and an eclectic cast of local characters that readers will fall in love with.