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Family Book Club - click to register

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 "The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. Aventurine is restless inside her family’s cave and one day decides to explore the world outside. She meets a sorcerer and cannot say no to his enchanted hot chocolate which turns her into a human. Yet, now she has a new passion - chocolate! Genre: FANTASY. 

Chapters 13 - 18
1. After the disastrous visit from the royal family, Aventurine chooses to go with Greta instead of explaining what happened to Marina. Why do you think she would do that?
2. Marina admitted her own mistake with royalty and tells Aventurine her hot chocolate wasn’t bad (which means it was pretty good)! Now that Aventurine is going back to the Chocolate Heart, how do you think they will try to save it?
3. Do you have any passions like Marina and Aventurine have for chocolate?
4. The dragons are now getting closer! Make a prediction – what will happen between them and the humans?
Chapters 19 - 24
“Chocolate so good, it even melted a dragon’s heart!”

Aventurine was able to convince her family of who she is, save the city from destruction, and build relationships between dragons and people… all because of her passion for chocolate!

1. What do you think of the book?
2. What was your favorite part?
3. Who was your favorite character?
4 What lessons did Aventurine learn as a human?
We will be having a special virtual event on Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM
  
Family Book Club - click to register

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 "The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. Aventurine is restless inside her family’s cave and one day decides to explore the world outside. She meets a sorcerer and cannot say no to his enchanted hot chocolate which turns her into a human. Yet, now she has a new passion - chocolate! Genre: FANTASY. 

Chapters 7 – 12
1. What is your favorite kind of chocolate?
2. Would you like to learn how to make chocolate-y treats?
3. Marina has Aventurine try “chili chocolate”. Have you ever had Mexican Hot Chocolate? It was probably very similar to that, although maybe a bit spicier!
4. Why do you think the lord mayor wants to shut down The Chocolate Heart?
5. Aventurine’s family is looking for her and Aventurine knows the humans do not like dragons. Do you think this could bring trouble to the town? 

This week read chapters 13-18!
We will be having a special virtual event on Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 16, 2021 at 8:56 AM
  
Family Book Club - click to register

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 "The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. Aventurine is restless inside her family’s cave and one day decides to explore the world outside. She meets a sorcerer and cannot say no to his enchanted hot chocolate which turns her into a human. Yet, now she has a new passion - chocolate! Genre: FANTASY. 

Chapters 1 – 6
1. Would you trust a stranger even if they had delicious-smelling chocolate?
2. If you had to find a livelihood, what would you want to do?
3. Do you think Aventurine will be able to get hired as an apprentice at one of the three chocolate houses?

This week read chapters 7-12.

We will be having a special virtual event on Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card
Posted by [email protected].org  On Aug 09, 2021 at 2:47 PM
  
Family Book Club - click to registerWelcome 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 "The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. Aventurine is restless inside her family’s cave and one day decides to explore the world outside. She meets a sorcerer and cannot say no to his enchanted hot chocolate which turns her into a human. Yet, now she has a new passion - chocolate! Genre: FANTASY. 

Suggested reading schedule:  
Monday, Aug 2 – Sunday, Aug 8: Chapters 1-6
Monday, Aug 9 – Sunday, Aug 15: Chapters 7-12
Monday, Aug 16 – Sunday, Aug 22: Chapters 13-18
Monday, Aug 23 – Friday, Aug 27: Chapters 19-24

We will be having a special virtual event on Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 04, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  
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 "Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. When Emily moves to San Francisco, home of her literary hero Garrison Griswold, she soon becomes involved with a mystery involving one of his books. With the help of her new friend, James, they must solve puzzles in order to find the hidden prize but must be beware of others after the same thing! 
Please note: There is gun violence in chapters 1 & 39. The details Edgar Allan Poe’s short horror story, "The Black Cat", is described in chapter 20.  
Genre: MYSTERY.

Chapters 33 -42
1. Even though Maddie is unpleasant, was it right for Emily and James to trick her?
2. I never trusted Mr. Remora. Did you?
3. Did you expect Hollister to be in on everything? I had wondered when Emily and James saw him in places they were also searching.
4. Did you like that this ended up being a treasure hunt?
5. What did you think of the book?

We will be having a special virtual event TODAY at 5 p.m.to meet the author! 
Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card! Copies are also available through Prospector.


UPCOMING AUGUST BOOK
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart"The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart" by Stephanie Burgis

We will be having a special virtual event on Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card! The eAudiobook is also available via Overdrive. 
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 26, 2021 at 11:20 AM
  
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 "Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. When Emily moves to San Francisco, home of her literary hero Garrison Griswold, she soon becomes involved with a mystery involving one of his books. With the help of her new friend, James, they must solve puzzles in order to find the hidden prize but must be beware of others after the same thing! 
Please note: There is gun violence in chapters 1 & 39. The details Edgar Allan Poe’s short horror story, "The Black Cat", is described in chapter 20.  
Genre: MYSTERY.

Chapters 22 - 32
1. At this point in the story, are you more interested in Mr. Griswold’s game or the cipher competition between James and Maddie? 
2. How did you feel after Maddie had stolen James’ Baconian cipher?
3. Do you agree with James or Emily about the importance of the game?
4. Did you expect Mr. Quisling to be Babbage??
5. Do you think James will forgive Emily?
 
Next week read chapters 33-42!
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, July 26 at 5 p.m.to meet the author! Please register here.
 

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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card! Copies are also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2021 at 11:58 AM
  
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 "Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. When Emily moves to San Francisco, home of her literary hero Garrison Griswold, she soon becomes involved with a mystery involving one of his books. With the help of her new friend, James, they must solve puzzles in order to find the hidden prize but must be beware of others after the same thing! 
Please note: There is gun violence in chapters 1 & 39. The details Edgar Allan Poe’s short horror story, "The Black Cat", is described in chapter 20.  
Genre: MYSTERY.

Chapters 11 - 21
1. Have you ever had to start at a new school in the middle of the year? Were you as nervous as Emily?
2. Have you ever had a teacher like Mr. Quisling?
3. Do you think Maddie could be Babbage?
4. Have you read any Edgar Allan Poe stories?
5. Do you think Mr. Remora is an imposter or really Mr. Griswold’s book collector? Would you give him The Gold-Bug to save his job or would you keep it to finish the game first?
 
Next week read chapters 22-32!
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, July 26 at 5 p.m.to meet the author! Please register here.
 

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. Unlimited eAudiobooks are available via HooplaDigital, free with your library card! Copies are also available through Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 13, 2021 at 12:25 PM
  
Leah Henderson

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 Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 30 (Truth Rings True All the Way to Your Toes) – 43 (A Smidgen of Your Own Magic)
1. Do you think that by convincing Taps he is good enough, Ailey also convinced himself?
2. What other lessons did Ailey learn while in 1939?
3. Did Ailey change things for the better for his grandpa?
4. What did you think of the book?
 
We will be having a special virtual event TODAY to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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 here.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM
  
Leah Henderson

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 Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 15 (Chicken’s Not My Name) – 29 (Spilling Truth)
1. If you were Ailey, would you try to convince your young grandpa you were from the future?
2. What would you do if you had a run in with someone like Bumpy?
3. Things changed between Ailey and Taps pretty quickly. How do you think Ailey will fix things?
4. If someone told you that they are your grandchild, would you believe them?

Next week read chapters 30 (Truth Rings True All the Way to Your Toes) – 43 (A Smidgen of Your Own Magic)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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 here.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  
Leah Henderson

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 Magic in Changing Your Stars" by Leah Henderson. Ailey loves to dance but struggles with fears such as stage fright. With a magical pair of tap shoes, Ailey travels back in time and meets his grandfather and together they help each other build confidence. However, now that Ailey has changed the past, can he get home again to the present? Genre: FANTASY.

Chapters 1 (If I Only Had a Brain) – 14 (A Deal is a Deal is a Deal) 
1. Have you ever tried out for a school performance?
2. Ailey said he wasn’t scared but, when up on stage, forgot everything he had practiced. What do you think happened?
3. Have you ever failed at something like Ailey did at the audition?
4. Do you have a passion? Something you love to do, that you are good at?
5. If you could travel back in time, where would you want to go?
 
Next week read chapters 15 (Chicken’s Not My Name) – 29 (Spilling Truth)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
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 here.
Posted by s[email protected]  On Jun 14, 2021 at 1:16 PM
  
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