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May 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 3rd-6th 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 “Just South of Home” by Karen Strong. Cousins Sarah and Janie, along with two friends, unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. With their new knowledge, it is up to them to heal their community. 
Please note: This novel contains religious themes as well as spooky moments involving ghosts (or haints). 
Genre: PARANORMAL MYSTERY

Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
1. Sarah wants a quiet summer but knows her cousin Janie is trouble. Do you have any family members like that? (You don’t have to answer this in detail!)
2. If you were stuck with a difficult guest for two weeks that you thought you didn’t have anything in common with, what would you do to get through it? Would you try to connect with the person and entertain them or let them be?
3. Why do you think Sarah does not stand up for herself when Janie is offensive? 
4. Do you think the boy they saw at the church was a haint?
5. Do you think the mysterious boy came to write “Take It Back” on the window or do you think someone is playing a trick on them?
 
Next week read chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive WebEx link.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through Prospector.

Posted by s[email protected]  On May 03, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  
Family Book Club

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

Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)
1. How did you like the book? 
2. What were your favorite parts? 
3. Is there anything you did not like or would change about it?

We will be having a special virtual event TODAY at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.


May Preview:
"Just South of Home" by Karen Strong
Twelve-year-old Sarah, her Chicago cousin Janie, brainy brother Ellis, and his best friend, Jasper, investigate a tragic event in their small Southern town's history. Genre: SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY
 
May Family Book Club

Suggested reading schedule:
Monday, April 25 – Sunday, May 2: Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
Monday, May 3 – Sunday, May 9: Chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16: Chapters 20 (Family Meeting) – 28 (A Guilty Liar)
Monday, May 17 – Sunday, May 23: Chapters 29 (Witching Hour) – 37 (Home)

We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Registration coming soon.

Check out "Just South of Home" for free with your library card here. Additional copies also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 26, 2021 at 2:39 PM
  
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

Chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)
 1. Do you think Sophie could have caught the black streak chicken another way even though she didn’t have tomatoes?
2. Did you know there were so many different kinds of chickens? (Yes, the different breeds are real but the superpowers are not).
3. When Sophie calls Gregory, she uses a very old phone. Below is what it looked like. Have you ever seen a phone like this?'

4. My brother used to draw comics all the time, just like Chris. Sophie likes to draw what is going on in her life as well. How about you?
Next week read chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 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.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Call 303.627.3050 to place a hold.
Copies are also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 19, 2021 at 3:15 PM
  
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

Chapters 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014)!
1. Do you think the woman from Briar Farm really lost her chickens or do you think she is after Henrietta for a reason?
2. Agnes, from Redwood Farm, has told Sophie that Henrietta was her Uncle Jim’s chicken. She also said there are more. Where do        you think they went and do you think they’ll come back?
3. Have you ever begged your parents for a pet? What did they say?
4. What do you think Ms. Griegson was doing with that hawk/rooster?
Next week read chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)! 
   
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 [email protected]  On Apr 12, 2021 at 3:33 PM
  
Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 3)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us as we read across the country with Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out recommendations for each state below! 
See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!























Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 07, 2021 at 4:10 PM
  
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 [email protected]  On Apr 05, 2021 at 2:57 PM
  
Meet Eric Berlin

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 "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" by Eric Berlin. This is a fun mystery, full of puzzles that you can solve along with Winston, and the prize is treasure! Below is a suggested reading schedule. Every Monday, visit this blog to help guide your reading!

Chapters 11-15 
- I am not very good at solving mysteries as I am reading so I had no clue who could have been the burglar. Did you see that coming?? 
- How would you feel in Winston’s shoes? Would you try to trick Dilmer somehow? 
-  Winston grabs Dilmer’s cell phone and it is not like cell phones today. Here is a picture of what it looked like: 
The best old school cell phone reissues you can buy today - Ting.com
- What did you think of the book?  
 

We will be having a special virtual event on March 29 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 and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.


UPCOMING APRIL BOOK
"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones 

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) 

We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please 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 Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch - (303.627.3050). Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 29, 2021 at 3:27 PM
  
Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 3)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us each week as we share more Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out this week's book recommendations, featuring stories set in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Nevada!
See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!











































Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 24, 2021 at 3:43 PM
  
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Sports
with Lisa


OK, this is it; we’re finishing up SPORTS.  Keep commenting or join in now. 

Readers’ Realm will be taking a break for a while.  Keep watch as it might return in the fall. 



As you finish your book, did it come down to one big game or one big play?  Tell about it.  If not, how did the sport figure into how the book ended?  Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 

In my book, "Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook" by Iva-Marie Palmer, Gabby ends up with TWO games/competitions at the same time, baseball and talent show.  She manages to do her best at both.  In the baseball game, it doesn't come down to her having the best, win-all play.  I like that.  She is part of it, but only a part.  Baseball is her thing, and she finds a way to bring baseball into the talent show as well.  Plus, she learns a hard lesson; she is not always the Golden Child, and that’s OK.  

Remember, look for Readers’ Realm to return in the fall.  In the meantime, keep reading! 
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 24, 2021 at 8:20 AM
  
Meet Eric Berlin

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 "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" by Eric Berlin. This is a fun mystery, full of puzzles that you can solve along with Winston, and the prize is treasure! Below is a suggested reading schedule. Every Monday, visit this blog to help guide your reading!

Chapters 6-10 
- Do you think North and Glowacka will stick with the hunt? They both seemed ready to quit for different reasons when they first met up with Winston and the ex-cop, Marietta. 
- Make a guess: how do you think the treasure hunt is going to go? 
- Do you think everyone will work together or will they end up separating? If they do, who do you think will find it first? 
- When you saw the new puzzle pieces, did they give you any ideas? 
- By deduction, Marietta thinks Winston broke into Mrs. Lewis’s house. Do you agree with him or not? 

Next week read chapters 11-15! 

We will be having a special virtual event on March 29 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 and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 22, 2021 at 1:07 PM
  
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