Family Book Club 
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Family Book Club
by Tess Jones

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!

March's book: "Midnight for Charlie Bone" by Jenny Nimmo

Midnight for Charlie Bone

Questions for "Midnight for Charlie Bone" by Jenny Nimmo

How did you feel about Charlie and his friends wandering around the school at night? Did you think they would get caught?

Who does Charlie think the lost baby is? Was he right?

Who is Emma Tolley? What is her special power? Would you like to have this power or a different one?

How did the boys get the case hidden?

What is Fidelio's house like? Would you like to live in a house like that?

What came out of the case when Charlie pressed the letters?

What is their plan for getting Emma Tolley to wake up?

Help us choose our next Family Book Club book!

Aurora Public Library is closed until further notice. To make getting the next title easier while we are closed, we have selected a few titles from Hoopla Digital – one of our online services where readers can easily download the title and start reading immediately, no wait or restrictions! Please read the about the three books below and comment on which you would like to read in April. Parents – you can vote too!

“A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold
For Bixby Alexander Tam (BAT), life tends to be full of surprises. One day Bat's mom (a veterinarian) brings home a baby skunk to care for until it is ready to return to the wild. The minute Bat sees the kit, he knows they belong together and he has one month to prove to his mom why the skunk is a perfect pet. 

“A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was before the curse drove the magic away. Felicity and her nomadic mother arrive in Midnight Gulch and feel their luck may be about to change. Felicity must figure out how to bring back the magic by breaking the spell that's been cast over the town and her mother's heart. 

“The Green Ember” by S.D. Smith
Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives when calamitous events overtake them. They discover their own story is bound up in the tumult to overwhelm the wider word. Kingdoms are falling and tyrants are ascending. Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?




Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org On 23 March, 2020 at 1:43 PM  7 Comments

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Grant, Reid and Family :) (Guest) said On 28 March, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Grant - “A Snicker of Magic” Reid - “The Green Ember” David - “A Snicker of Magic” Shannon - “A Snicker of Magic”  
Reid (Guest) said On 28 March, 2020 at 1:38 PM
1. I felt like they were going to get caught. Yes, I thought they would get caught. 2. Charlie thinks Emma totally is the lost baby. Yes, she was the lost baby. 3. Emma Tolly is Dr. Tolly’s daughter. Emma’s power is flying. I would like a different one. I would like to have time travel as my power. 4. They hid it at Fidelio’s house in the attic. 5. Fidelio’s house is very musical and crazy. I would not like to live in a house like that. 6. A ringing, chanting, shining knight. 7. Their plan was for Olivia to be friends with Emma.   
Grant (Guest) said On 28 March, 2020 at 1:34 PM
1. I think wandering around the school is risky. Most of the time in books the people get caught. So I thought that he would get caught. 2. Charlie thought the lost baby was Emilia Moon. He was correct. 3. Emma Tolly is Dr. Tolly’s daughter and her power is flying. I would like to have her power. 4. They had Fidelio get something to cover the case then Fidelio put it in his attic. 5. Fidelio’s house is crazy, loud, and musical. I would like to live in a house like that. 6. A ringing, chanting, shining knight. 7. Olivia was supposed to be friends with Emma so they could come over to Fidelio’s house.   
Kenna (Guest) said On 27 March, 2020 at 1:42 PM
1. It was exiting. I was afraid they would get caught. 2. Emilia Moon. Yes. 3. Emma Tolley is the daughter of Mr. Tolley. She can fly. I would like the power to find lost things. 4. They hid it by moving it around a lot, like once it was in Benjamin's house. Then, they took it to Fidelio's house. 5. It is loud because there are a lot of people and they're all playing music. No, I would not like to live in a house like that. 6. A suit of armor with ringing bells playing inside of it. 7. They play the bells so she will hear them and it will help her wake up.   
Kenna (Guest) said On 26 March, 2020 at 3:48 PM
I would like to vote for A Snicker of Magic. -Kenna  
Bates (Guest) said On 24 March, 2020 at 10:18 AM
1). It was exciting. Anything could pop Out anywhere. Didnt think they would get caught because they were being stealthy. Ecxept maybe billy 2)amelia moon, she always seemed so Dazed and scared around manfred. Seemed like she was under a spell. Yes charlie was right! 3) she was the inventors daughter. She can fly. Would prefer billys power of talking to animals (teddy). Its a fine power but unorigional so bikkys or charlies powers would be cool (addy) 4) first they hid it at benjamins house, then then they moved it to the music tower, then to fidelios house. They hid it bt moving it around. 5)a mechanical knight with musical hymn and bells to try to wake up emma. 6) olivia went to her house and then they took her to fidelos house to play the music and wake hsf up. Teddy votes the green ember for april Addy votes a snicker of magic  
Tess (Guest) said On 24 March, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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