This year in Books & Bites exposed kids to lots of different books in our collection, as well as the major ideas in those books! Take a look at some of the selections below to check them out from our library. They also got to talk with author Jerry Craft, the author of the acclaimed graphic novel New Kid. Furthermore, kids learned and practiced giving their own book talks and promoted their own favorite books at the end of the year. In talking with some of the participants, kids felt that “my voice was heard about the books and their ideas” and that they “learned about a lot of great books that I otherwise wouldn’t have ever heard about.” We are already planning on the summer and next school year’s selection, so be sure to check out the calendar and join us soon!
The Witch Boy – Ostertag
All’s Faire in Middle School – Jamieson
Brave – Chmakova
Lowriders in Space – Camper; illustrated by Gonzalez
Cardboard Kingdom – Sell
New Kid – Craft
Smile – Telgemeier