Monday, December 10, 2012

Tandem Read Book Club: The Tale of Despereaux

Parents are invited to spend quality time reading together with their children by joining the Youth Services Tandem Read Book Club, a new parent-child book club that will meet once a month from January through May.  The Tandem Read Book Club will discuss a different book at each meeting.  You can sign up for each of the five months, or if your schedule is overbooked, you can register for just the ones that fit into your busy schedule.  
The first meeting will be held Monday, January 23.    We will read and discuss the Newbery Award winning book by Kate DiCamillo—The Tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread.  This book, Dear Reader, is the beautifully written story of a mouse named Despereaux Tilling.  Despereaux is an unusual mouse and a complete disappointment to his family; he fails at everything a mouse should be good at.  Although Despereaux fails miserably at being a mouse, he has a big heart and he finds love, as well as an important purpose to his life.

Bring your favorite dish to our Pitch-in Dinner and we will eat and discuss the book of the month. Register for each book you would like to discuss.  We will meet one Monday per month from 6:30-7:30PM.
The dates that we will be meeting, as well as the books we will be reading are as follows.
Monday, January 23 – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Monday, February 18 – Frindle by Andrew Clements
Monday, March 18 – The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Monday, April 15 – The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Monday, May 20 – We will play Review Jeopardy

Book Club books are available for checkout at the Youth Services Reference Desk.  You may also place a hold on the book through Evergreen.

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