Grades 6, 7, and 8
Read the book of the month, talk about it, and enjoy a snack. You can sign up in two ways. Stop by the Children's desk and pick up a copy of the book, OR sign up below and click here to request the book with your library card. It will take up to a week for the book to arrive this way.
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic -- while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious -- and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.