Books and Bites Club

Grades 4 & 5 only.

Our book club for fourth and fifth graders has returned! We will be meeting outside, weather permitting of course.

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 2:30 to talk about Ghost by Jason Reynolds and do a fun outdoor activity together. Participants can pick up a free copy of the book at the Library, while supplies last. Click here to sign up

So what's the book about?

Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for

speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

Here is a list of the books we've already read (or click here to see them all in our library catalog):

  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  • A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  • Squirm by Carl Hiaasen
  • Unplugged and Unpopular by Mat Heagerty
  • Endling: The Last  by Katherine Applegate
  • The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
  • Red: The True Story of Red Riding by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds
  • Granted by John David Anderson
  • The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jenni Holm
  • Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
  • Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee