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Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess

Happy Memorial Day!! I really enjoyed Pax - I hope you did too!

Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

Chapters 23-34
1. How did Peter finally get to Pax? 
2. How has Peter helped Vola to change?
3. How did Pax help Bristle and Runt?
4. Did you expect that ending? Were you disappointed or happy?

Here is a fun activity to do at home!

Our next book is "The Turnaway Girls" by Hayley Chewins.
Please call Tallyn's Reach Library at 303.627.3050 to pick up your copy!

The Turnaway Girls
Posted by  On May 25, 2020 at 9:57 AM 2 Comments
**Video may contain spoilers**
Join APL staff each week for a discussion of some of their current reads! Each week they will discuss a book from a different genre. Join the discussion live on at each Friday at 1 p.m. (MST) and leave your thoughts in the comments below! 

The next discussion will be at 1 p.m. on May 29, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals" by Alyssa Cole (available instantly on

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- June 5, "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers
- June 12, "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson
- June 19, "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks
Posted by  On May 22, 2020 at 4:37 PM
Create It!

How to Make a Fairy Garden
by Megan E.

<yt-formatted-string class="content style-scope ytd-video-secondary-info-renderer" force-default-style="" split-lines="">Looking to add some magic to your backyard this summer? Make your own fairy garden! You can use any plants, flowers and other trinkets you'd like - make it uniquely yours!</yt-formatted-string>

Posted by  On May 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM
Create It!

How to Paint a Watercolor (Without Using Watercolors)
by Stacy

Library Assistant Stacy provides a tutorial on how to paint with your homemade watercolors! Follow along - or create your own painting - and show us your art in the comments!

- Thick paper
- Homemade watercolors (click here for the tutorial on how to make your own!)
- Clean water
- Paint brush, sponges or Q-tips
- Sharpies & fine-tip Sharpie or pen
- Table salt

Posted by  On May 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM
Read It!

Pax Discussion Questions - Chapters 12-22

In this club we read middle grade fiction appropriate for ages 6-12, but anyone is welcome if you enjoy children's literature! I will be posting discussion questions weekly based on the book we are reading and I will also provide activities that relate. Please comment on the discussion questions so we can stay connected through reading!

May's book is "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker! Available instantly through hoopla digital as an eBook and an eAudiobook.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Discussion Questions - Chapters 12 - 22
- Why did Vola move into her grandfather's house? Why has she stayed so long?
- What does Vola do for Peter, other than help his leg? How is Peter helping Vola?
- How is the war affecting each character? Pax, Bristle, Runt, Peter & Vola?
- Why does Peter believe Pax is still alive?
- How do you think the story will end? 

Share your answers to the questions below in the comments and tell us what you think of the book so far! 
This week, read the rest of the book for our final questions and activity next Monday, May 25!
Posted by  On May 18, 2020 at 12:49 PM 1 Comment
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