SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Book clubs for children in the second through sixth grades will be held in the coming weeks at the Scarsdale Public Library.
The books to be discussed will be available in the children’s room after participants register on the library website . Participants are expected to read the book before the session. The third-grade book club met Wednesday to discuss "Around the World” by Matt Phelan, the story of three 19th-century adventurers, who took up the Jules Verne-inspired challenge to circle the world and did it solo.
The second-grade book club will meet Wednesday, May 18, at 4:15 p.m. to discuss “Franny Stein: Lunch Walks Among Us” by Jim Benton. the first book in the series about the young mad scientist. In this book, Franny saves the day when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks her class,
The fourth-grade book club will meet Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss “Rump” by Liesl Shurtliff, an update of the Rumpelstiltskin tale featuring the adventures of a 12-year-old boy who can spin straw into gold.
Also on May 23 at 7 p.m., the fifth- and sixth-grade book club will discuss the classic “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963. This is a story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin O'Keefe.