Family Book Club: "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones 
Family Book Club

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Suggested Reading Schedule
- Monday, March 29 - Sunday, April 3: Chapters 1 (June 2, 2014) – 9 (June 12, 2014 to Mr. James Brown) 
- Monday, April 4 - Sunday, April 10: Chapter 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014) 
- Monday, April 11 - Sunday, April 17: Chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)
- Monday, April 18 - Sunday, April 25: Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)  

Chapters 1 (June 2, 2014) – 9 (June 12, 2014 to Mr. James Brown)
1. Do you enjoy writing letters? I do! I also like to write out letters that I may or may not send (like the one Sophie writes to her deceased grandmother). It helps to unravel my thoughts and feelings.
2. Pretend we didn’t have video chat technology… Do you have a family member that you wish you could talk to again?
3. If you had a farm with no animals, what is the first animal you would want to get? 
4. Do you think Henrietta came over from the neighbor’s farm? Or from the Redwood Farm Supply that Sophie requested a catalog from?
5. If you found a chicken coop and a chicken that seemed to have powers, would you tell your parents or keep it secret?
 
Next week read chapters 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014)!
 
We will be having a special virtual event on April 26 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive the WebEx link.
 
This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's  cReach Library. Call 303.627.3050 to place a hold.
Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org On 05 April, 2021 at 2:57 PM  

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