BLB Kids Book Club

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:30pm

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.

Book Title Date
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 August 19
Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller September 16

Summer of June by Jamie Sumner

October 21
Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon

November 11

(2nd friday)

Theo Tan and The Fox Spirit by Jesse Sutanto

December 16

 

Event address: 
1005 Portage Ave
Mary Grace Room
South Bend, IN 46616
Books: 
Starfish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814500
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

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.
 


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Swim Team Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
Availability: Available to Ship - Usually ships in 2 - 5 days.
Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

“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!


It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338740226
Availability: Available to Ship - Usually ships in 2 - 5 days.
Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

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.


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Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593310526
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller offers a gripping and emotional story about a girl who is alienated by her friends . . . for believing in aliens.

Sometimes middle school can make you feel like you're totally alone in the universe...but what if we aren't alone at all?
 


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The Summer of June Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534486027
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

From the acclaimed author of Tune It Out and Roll with It comes an inspirational and engaging 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.


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Chester Keene Cracks the Code Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715991
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for PRE-ORDER - Please check release date
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - July 5th, 2022

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.


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Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250794284
Availability: Available to Ship from Warehouse - Ships in 3 - 6 days.
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 31st, 2022

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.