SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Public Library is hosting book clubs for children in third- through sixth- grades beginning, Monday, Oct. 19.
On Oct.19, at 7 p.m. the fifth- and sixth-grade club will meet to discuss “Loser” by award-winning author Jerry Spinelli.
“Loser” is a story about how someone who does not fit in might just lead to an incredible life. The main character, Zinkoff, seems like other kids, but he does awkward things like raising his hand with all the wrong answers and tripping over his own feet. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. One winter night Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero.” Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure.
The fourth-grade book club will also meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, to discuss “It Came from Beneath the Bed by” James Howe, the story of a talented, lovable and smart wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie who saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace. This is the first in Howe’s Tales from the House of Bunnicula series.
The third-grade book club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss “The Dragon's Child” by award-winning author Jenny Nimmo. The book is the tale of Dando the dragon child, who must learn to fly or else he'll be left behind when his family moves to new caves. When he can't, his mother offers to carry him on her back. But Dando gets lost and must survive alone in a place where the dreadful Doggins lurk. An orphaned girl rescues him and offers to help him find his family. But is their friendship strong enough to keep them both safe?
The books to be discussed will be available in the children’s room after participants register on the library’s website here . Participants are expected to read the book before the session.
The Scarsdale Public Library is at 54 Olmsted Road Scarsdale.
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