Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf by Mona Chiang

Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf by Mona Chiang

Oil Spill: Disaster in the Gulf

by Mona Chiange

The Books for Boys Book Club meeting for this book was held February 8, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

What is oil-and why do we depend on it so much? What happened to cause the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and what can be done to stop the damage? How does it compare to other spills? This straight-talking new science series offers in-depth answers to these questions and many more as it examines various aspects of the oil industry, from drilling to refining to the many surprising petroleum-based products we use every day-like lipstick, crayons, toys, sneakers, and even shampoo. Highlights include special sections on oil consumption in the U.S., how oil compares to other forms of energy in terms of efficiency and environmental safety, and ways kids can conduct their own investigations, uncovering the science behind the headlines. Full-color pictures throughout!

It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder

It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder

It's Raining Cupcakes

by Lisa Schroeder

The Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held March 15, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Twelve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of her small town of Willow, Oregon, and travel like her best friend, Sophie. But when Isabel’s mother decides to open up a cupcake shop across town, Isabel is once again stuck in Willow for the summer…until she learns of a baking contest where the finalists get an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the final bake-off. But Sophie is also entering the contest, and Isabel’s mother has reservations. Can Isabel finally realize her dreams of leaving Willow without hurting two of the most important people in her life?

book 1 in the Cupcakes series

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

The Black Stallion

by Walter Farley

The Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held April 19, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Published originally in 1941, this book is about a young boy, Alec Ramsay who finds a wild black stallion at a small Arabian port on the Red Sea. Between the black stallion and young boy, a strange understanding grew that you lead them through untold dangers as they journeyed to America. Nor could Alec understand that his adventures with the black stallion would capture the interest of an entire nation.

book 1 in The Black Stallion series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★.

Katra rated it ★★★.

Moonsilver by Kathleen Duey

Moonsilver by Kathleen Duey

Moonsilver

by Kathleen Duey

The Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held February 15, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove — until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart’s beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town’s soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them — and the only love she has ever known?

book 1 in The Unicorn’s Secret series

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson

The Books for Boys meeting for this book was held January 11, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

At first, Travis couldn’t stand the sight of Old Yeller.

The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.

Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis’s family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

book 1 in the Old Yeller series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Katra rated it ★★★★.

Samurai Kids: White Crane by Sandy Fussell

Samurai Kids: White Crane by Sandy Fussell

Samurai Kids: White Crane

by Sandy Fussell

The Books for Boys meeting for this book was held November 9, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Niya Moto is the only one-legged Samurai kid in Japan, famous for falling flat on his face in the dirt. The one school that will accept him is the Cockroach Ryu, led by the legendary sensei Ki-Yaga. He may be an old man overly fond of naps, but Ki-Yaga is also known for taking in kids that the world has judged harshly: an albino girl with extra fingers and toes, a boy who is blind, a big kid whose past makes his loath to fight. A warrior in his time, Ki-Yaga demands excellence in everything from sword-fighting to poetry. But can the rag-tag Cockroaches make the treacherous journey to the Samurai Trainee Games, never mind take on the all-conquering Dragons? In a fast-moving, action-filled tale that draws on true details of feudal Japan, Niya finds there’s no fear they can’t face as long as they stick together – for their friendship is more powerful than a samurai sword.

book 1 in the Samurai Kids series

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine

The Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held January 18, 2018, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

How can a fairy’s blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy’s gift — the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it’s hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse — once and for all.

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Betsy rated it ★★★★★

Patty rated it ★★★★

Johnathan rated it ★★★★

Miranda rated it ★★★

The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements

The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements

The Last Holiday Concert

by Andrew Clements

A combined Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys meeting for this book was held December 14, 2017, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

For Hart Evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything — all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr. Meinert. When Hart’s errant rubber band hits Mr. Meinert on the neck during chorus practice, it’s the last straw for the chorus director, who’s just learned he’s about to lose his job due to budget cuts. So he tells the class they can produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It’s all up to them. And who gets elected to run the show? The popular Mr. Hart Evans. 

Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith

Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith

Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets

by Patricia Clark Smith

The Mother Daughter Book Club meeting for this book was held November 16, 2017, at 6:30 in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

It is 1654 in New England, native land of Algonquin tribes, among them the Pocasset, Wampanoag, and Narrangansett people. The pilgrims have settled here in the natives’ territory at Patuxit, a place the Pilgrims renamed Plymouth. Weetamoo’s father, Corbitant, is chief of the Pocassets. He is mistrustful of the colonists and imparts his beliefs about them to his daughter, who is next in line to become chief. Weetamoo must learn the fundamental values and disciplines of a true Pocasset chief.

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