Join us for a monthly book discussion at Brain Lair Books!
We will meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at 4:30p unless otherwise noted.
We'll dive into the latest novels published for this age group. We want readers to have read the book before the meeting date but they are welcome to attend if they haven't finished the book. Readers should be ok with spoilers as we will discuss the entire book. Readers may bring a small snack and are expected to clean up after themselves.
Although the book club is primarily for readers ages 8 - 12, and we have read the books listed, only you can decide what your child is ready to read.
We would appreciate it if you purchased your books from Brain Lair Books. It helps us provide services like these, keep the store open, pay the staff, and build into our community! As a small token of appreciation, please use code KIDS15 when purchasing any of the books below. Thank you.
|Starfish by Lisa Fipps||June 17|
|Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas||July 15|
|It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit by Justin Reynolds POSTPONED||August 19|
|Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller||September 16|
Summer of June by Jamie Sumner
|Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon||
Theo Tan and The Fox Spirit by Jesse Sutanto
In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller offers a gripping and emotional story about friendship, bullying, and the possiblity that there's more in the universe than just us.
Sometimes middle school can make you feel like you're totally alone in the universe...but what if we aren't alone at all?
From the acclaimed author of Tune It Out and Roll with It comes a “needed, hopeful” (Booklist) middle grade book about a young girl who sets out to overcome her anxiety over the course of one life-changing summer.
Twelve-year-old June Delancey is kicking summer off with a bang.
Cracking the code isn't all it's cracked up to be in this scavenger hunt adventure from a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author.
“Delivers a truly fresh mystery — along with a heist, some heartbreak, some unforgettable characters and plenty of laser tag.” —The New York Times Book Review
After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.
A Printz Honor winner!
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.
Cover may vary.
“Combines wonderful characters and history to create a story that will make you want to dive right in!” JERRY CRAFT, author of the Newbery Medal–winning New Kid
A splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel from bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas!
A hilarious new middle-grade from Justin A. Reynolds that asks: What happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypse under outrageously silly circumstances?
Twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores . . . especially the dreaded L-A-U-N-D-R-Y.