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Kids' Book Club

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Something new for kids in grades 3 and 4!

We are launching a book club for third and fourth grade readers!  Join Ms. Natacha for two Thursdays a month to read, share, and explore the book of the month.  Projects will vary each week, and participants may make art, write letters, read together, and best of all TALK about books!  Readers will choose titles after the first month. We will provide the books!

Preregistration is required, so that we can have enough books.

Please pre-register by sending us an email at sbplprograms@southburlingtonvt.gov  Tell us your name, age and grade.  Please include you parents' email address and phone.  

First meeting:  Thursday, November 4

Second meeting: Thursday, November 18

November book:  The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City?the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be there still if he hadn't followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone's picnic basket. Now, like any tourist in the city, he wants to look around. And he could not have found two better guides?and friends?than Tucker and Harry. The trio have many adventures?from taking in the sights and sounds of Broadway to escaping a smoky fire.

Chester makes a third friend, too. It is a boy, Mario, who rescues Chester from a dusty corner of the subway station and brings him to live in the safety of his parents' newsstand. He hopes at first to keep Chester as a pet, but Mario soon understands that the cricket is more than that. Because Chester has a hidden talent and no one?not even Chester himself?realizes that the little country cricket may just be able to teach even the toughest New Yorkers a thing or two.

The Cricket in Times Square is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book.