Young Critics Book Club


Monthly, on the third Thursday

Young Critics Book Club is a monthly book discussion for ages 8-12. We will share ideas for other great reads while enjoying fun activities and snacks. Join us anyway if you did not finish the book. A parent or guardian must be present for this event.

March: Restart by Gordon Korman

Be sure to RSVP via the events calendar.

Your family will discover the benefits of reading!

Joining our Young Critics Book Club will cultivate a love of reading in your child in the best environment and help improve their performance in school. Book clubs are a great place to get in the habit of critical thinking. Children will read and analyze the story to find deeper meanings in the literature. The selected book’s literary analysis will aid your child’s development of conversational skills and expand their ability to express ideas. Our activities are related to literature in one way or another. By being in the club, your children will be in the best environment to develop a love for literature.

January 2024 Session

We tried something different for January’s session. Our library group read a book of their choosing and reviewed it for their peers to have their book selected for upcoming clubs. The kids took this assignment seriously and were very thorough with their reviews. Out of ten reviews, we only had ONE spoiler!

Each kid created a bookmark that represented the book they reviewed. The artwork will be used as the Young Critics promotional bookmark. Patrons can learn about our group at the Youth Services desk.

And the winner is… Restart by Gordon Korman!

December 2023 Session

At December’s Young Critics Book discussion group, we read Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The consensus was a “Big Thumbs Up” for this selection.

For our activity, we made our Dream Jars like those on the shelves of The BFG’s Cave, and we all shared what type of dream we would like the Giant to give us. For a snack, we had scrumdlliumptous “Snozzcumbers,” and for the beverage, we drank the green beverage called “Frobscottle, which was sweet and tasted like vanilla cream with a hint of raspberry! Thankfully, ours did not cause any Whizpoppers for any of us!

January Pick: Critic’s Choice; pick something you want to read!

All programming is sponsored by The Friends of the Parkland Community Library. 
Learn more about The Friends on their webpage.

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