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In July, Laurel Snyder, Rebekah Goode-Peoples and Charis Books and More/Charis Circle will be hosting the inaugural meeting of a new kind of book club. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation. We'll be reading one book a month (children's or young adult fiction). Titles will be very carefully selected. We'll seek out books that push the boundaries of what kidlit is "supposed to do." Preference will be give to stories that some might call "edgy" or "controversial." Books that offer exposure to the world our kids are growing up in, as well as imaginary landscapes. These will be books that might scare other parents. Books with "language" and "mature content." They may be "upsetting" books. The kind of books that "give kids ideas." We like ideas. We believe that books are the very best place for kids to encounter scary things and foreign concepts. We believe that books can help prepare kids to engage with the world around them. We believe kids are smart and resilient, great at asking tough questions. We believe they should. But we also just like reading kids' books. So come if you like amazingly good books! Come if you'd like to be introduced to titles you might not otherwise read! Come if you think books should stir the pot. Come for a new an way to screen your child's summer reading! Come if you want to argue with us! Just come. This is a Charis Circle Whole Children, Strong Families Program. The suggested donation is $5. July's book is The Riverman by Aaron Starmer. About the book: Alistair Cleary is the kid who everyone trusts. Fiona Loomis is not the typical girl next door. Alistair hasn't really thought of her since they were little kids until she shows up at his doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into the mind of a potentially troubled girl. Fiona says that in her basement, there’s a portal that leads to a magical world where a creature called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children. And Fiona’s soul could be next. If Fiona really believes what she’s saying, Alistair fears she may be crazy. But if it’s true, her life could be at risk. In this novel from Aaron Starmer, it’s up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.
Location: Street: 1189 Euclid Ave NE City: Atlanta, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30307-1509 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
The League of Extraordinary Readers is a monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12 (and those who are kids at heart). Come to the bookstore to meet your favorite children's book authors, with giveaways, snacks and fun at every event!
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In Aaron Starmer's The Riverman, it’s up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality. Alistair Cleary is the kid who everyone trusts. Fiona Loomis is not the typical girl next door. Alistair hasn't really thought of her since they were little kids until she shows up at his doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into the mind of a potentially troubled girl.
Aaron Starmer was born in northern California, raised in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York, and educated at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His novels for young readers include DWEEB and THE ONLY ONES, and his travel writing has appeared in numerous guidebooks. He lives with his wife in Hoboken, New Jersey. In DRAGON ON TRIAL, the second book in Sutherland's THE MENAGERIE series, Zoe Kahn is no stranger to the risks that come with caring for mythical creatures. But even feeding deadly basilisks and tracking down missing griffins didn't prepare her for the crisis that is unfolding at her family's Menagerie. The goose who laid the golden eggs has been murdered—and all the evidence points to a dragon named Scratch.Now that he's part of the secret Menagerie, Logan Wilde is determined to help. He and Zoe are sure that the dragon is being framed, but unless they can prove he is innocent, Scratch will be executed. Worse yet, the Menagerie will be forced to shut down—which Logan and Zoe are starting to fear is exactly what someone wants. . . . KARI SUTHERLAND & Tui T. Sutherland are sisters and best friends, and if you can't tell by looking at them which one is older, Tui certainly isn't going to tell you. They grew up in South America, traveling a lot and moving several times (and they're still only about 80 percent certain that their parents weren't secret agents). Kari now lives in New Jersey, while Tui lives in Boston, but they use every excuse they can to see each other (like writing books together).
Location: Street: 6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6 City: Rhinebeck, Province: New York Postal Code: 12572-0482 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)
When: 3/3/13, first Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 40601
What We Read: The Young Readers’ Book Club reads both paperback and hardcover middle grade fiction books. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email. Our book club members range in age from seven to twelve.
How to Join: Email Rachel Watkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the shop (706-352-2060) to join our book clubs. We may have to limit participation so it's important that you tell us if you would like to join.
Why Buy the Book From Avid: While we don't charge a Book Club membership fee, the only way we can offer you this free service is if you buy the book club books from Avid. If this is a month that you borrowed the book from the library or a friend, we ask that you remember us as you purchase gifts.
Location: Street: 493 Prince Avenue Additional: City: Athens, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30601 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)