Tween Book Club
Tween Book Club
Kids ages 9-12 are encouraged to participate in our Tween Book Club. Each quarter we will suggest a book to read, followed up by an optional get-together where kids can share thoughts and ideas about the book.
Here’s what one of our readers says about the Tween Book Club:
The Aldersgate Tween Book Club
By Colin Sullivan
“I like the Aldersgate Tween Book Club because it gives everyone a chance to speak for themselves and say their opinion about the book. Another reason why I like the book club is we get to read fun books that are a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Also, every time you come to a meeting, you get to eat something delicious like tacos, ice cream, or popcorn. The leader, Ms. Elaine, is very nice and encouraging to us in the book club. She asks us a lot of questions and keeps the book club on topic.
“My favorite book that I have read in the book club is called “Mr. Lemonchello’s Library.” I like it because it is about a mystery that the kids in the book have to figure out and whoever figures it out first will become famous. I recommend this book and the Tween Book Club to all kids who like to read!”
Next Tween Book Club meeting
Sunday, September 24
1:30 – 2:30pm
Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt
7770 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306
Our book will be Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George.
Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
In November, our book will be Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.
August, nicknamed Auggie, is a 10-year-old with a facial deformity that causes others to avoid and even shun him. When he enters a mainstream school, Auggie must learn to cope with difficult new situations and new people. The narrative is told from the perspectives of Auggie, his new friends, his sister, and her boyfriend. Steele’s Auggie is raspy, quick, and delivered in a conversational tone, while Rudd and Podehl give a full range of vocal performances that bring the remaining characters to full light.