Independent Reader Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

Independent Reader Book Club


Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Summer Book Club for elementary aged children. Starting June 24, we will meet every Monday at 3 p.m. to discuss two pre-selected books. Attendees do not have to read both books and this program is recommended for children who are entering the third through the fifth grades.

June 24
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

July 1
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

July 8
Melonhead by Katy Kelly
The Great Race: The Amazing Round-the-World Auto Race of 1908 by Gary Blackwood

Half Magic by Edward Eager
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up by Jon Scieszka

July 22
Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park
The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer by Sid Fleishman

July 29
One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin by Kathryn Lasky
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Aug. 5
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story by Daniel Pinkwater

Aug. 12
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
The Witches by Roald Dahl

Aug. 19
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up by Jon Scieszka (MAKE UP)

Aug. 26
The Unsinkable Walter Bean by Aaron Renier
The Ravenmaster’s Secret by Elvira Woodruff
Half Magic by Edward Eager (MAKE UP)