11.10 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | NEW LOCATION: Barnes & Noble, University Village
November Good Book Club will be at the Barnes and Noble in University Village. We will meet in the children’s section of the bookstore. Parents, you are more than welcome to join us — spend that hour browsing for books or relaxing in the Starbucks on site! The theme for November Good Book Club is Connected. Our three book selections will focus on some of the ways that relationships, events, and actions connect us to one another.
Kindergarten and Younger:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff,
illustrated by Felicia Bond.
This is a great book to get kids thinking about actions and consequences in a positive way. There have been many imitators of the concept of this book. But If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is still the best.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade:
Because Brian Hugged His Mother by David L. Rice,
illustrated by Katherine Dyble Thompson
Not a lot of people know this book, but they should. One day Brian wakes up and hugs his mother. She feels appreciated and loved so she does something good for someone else, and so on. This “pay-it-forward” style story is quite inspirational and empowering.
4th Grade and Older:
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as “nobody special.” This is a wonderful story about a girl connecting with her family, her friends, her culture, and her best inner-self.
For more information on any of the Children’s Programs, please contact Nikki McInnis (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5086.