Books & Bites Book Club

when stars

Wednesday, February 16, 2:30pm

Outdoor Amphitheater

Fourth and fifth graders love our outdoor book club! In December, come join us to talk about the graphic novel When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed. We’ll also have a snack and do a fun activity together. Participants can pick up a free copy of the book at the Library, while supplies last. 

Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Full of heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor, this is an unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story. 

Fourth and fifth graders only. Sign up here.

 

Here is a list of the books we've already read (or click here to see them all in our library catalog):

  • Show Me a Sign by Anne Clare Lezotte
  • Melissa (previously known as George) by Alex Gino
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  • A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  • Squirm by Carl Hiaasen
  • Unplugged and Unpopular by Mat Heagerty
  • Endling: The Last  by Katherine Applegate
  • The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  • Red: The True Story of Red Riding by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds
  • Granted by John David Anderson
  • The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jenni Holm
  • Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  • Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee