A Father-son book group designed to encourage boys ages 8-12 to read for enjoyment.
Registration forms for the event and copies of the books will be available at the library front desk about one month prior to each event.
While the group strongly encourages fathers to participate with their sons, mothers or another caring adult, are invited to participate with their boys in the following:
- Engaging book discussions
- Fun activities
- Meet new friends
- Refreshments are served
- Participating in a parent-child book group has many benefits.
- Parent-child relationships are strengthened
- Reading skills and vocabulary are enhanced
- Self-confidence is nurtured
- Life-skills are acquired as children learn to share opinions in a group setting.
- By setting the example, fathers and other adult role models can have a powerful influence on a boy’s desire to read.
Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 P.M.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old orphaned peasant boy is accused of a crime he did not commit. He is declared a “wolf’s head,” meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. “Asta’s son” learns from the village priest that his Christian name is Crispin and that his parents’ origins, and fates, might be more complex than he ever imagined. To remain alive the boy must flee his tiny village, taking with him his mother’s cross of lead. Crispin finds freedom and friendship on his frantic flight across 14th-century England.
Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 P.M.
Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname “Half Moon” because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he’s had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And after graduating at the top of his Internet class, he is officially certified as the youngest detective in the world. He even has a silver-plated detective’s badge to prove it. Everything is going along fine until two things happen: a classmate hires him to solve a crime, and his prized badge is stolen. All signs point to the town’s most notorious crime family, the Sharkeys.
As Fletcher follows the clues, evidence of a conspiracy begins to emerge, and he finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to pair up with the unlikeliest of allies and go on the run from the authorities. He has twelve hours to find the guilty party–or he is the guilty party.
See some of our past book group events:
Our last Books4Boys event of the season was a discussion of “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen. We had a great discussion, yummy treats, and a fun activity where we learned about some of the spying techniques used during the Revolutionary War. Thanks to all who participated.
Books4Boys, our Parent-son book group met to discuss “The White Indian Boy” by Elijah Nicholas Wilson. We gathered around the fire as our Chief, Brian Adair, lead a great tribal council (book discussion). Each boy created a traditional Native American Dream Catcher and enjoyed some tasty treats. We promise more fun to come – watch for our upcoming event next March.
Books4Boys, our parent-son book group met to discuss “The One and Only Ivan,” by Katherine Applegate. We enjoyed delicious food, a great discussion led by Rock Permann, and each boy created the ideal habitat for Ivan the gorilla.