X Factor Book Club

X Factor Book Club

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, August 20, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, December 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pmThursday, January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

Contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for this month's selection.

The X Factor Book Club - Stormbreaker

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Publishers Weekly

Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller. When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. The company's head plans to donate one to every secondary school in England, but his dealings with unfriendly countries and Ian Rider's murder have brought him under suspicion. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle. Satirical names abound (e.g., Mr. Grin, Mr. Sayle's brutish butler, is so named for the scars he received from a circus knife-throwing act gone wrong) and the hard-boiled language is equally outrageous ("It was a soft gray night with a half-moon forming a perfect D in the sky. D for what, Alex wondered. Danger? Discovery? Or disaster?"). These exaggerations only add to the fun, as do the creative gadgets that Alex uses, including a metal-munching cream described as "Zit-Clean. For Healthier Skin." The ultimate mystery may be a bit of a letdown, but that won't stop readers from racing through Alex's adventures, from a high-speed bike chase to a death-defying dance with a Portuguese man-of-war. 
 

The X Factor Book Club - The Wishing Spell

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
 
 

The X Factor Book Club - Fablehaven

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among the greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. But when the rules get broken, powerful forces are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and maybe even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most...
 

The X Factor Book Club - Peter Pan

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...
 

X Factor Book Club

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers. Each month we'll meet to discuss a book, enjoy an activity and snacks, and decide on our next book selection. Bring ideas and books, and we'll provide the snacks! No RSVP required, but contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more info.

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