Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron

Saturday, February 4 at 3:30 PM

This program will be held in-person at the Library. No registration is required to join us. We hope to see you there!

This book can be found digitally through Hoopla or you can pick up a physical copy at the Children's Desk.

For more information, or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

Brimming with curiosity, Trouble can’t wait to explore the world beyond Singing Creek. So one morning the coyote pup stows away in the back of a truck and ends up lost in the heart of New York City. While Trouble misses his siblings, he quickly makes friends in Central Park’s Ramble: a prankster crow, a timid opossum, and a poetic poodle.

Before long, he goes from howling for home to wondering if he could make a life in the city forever. But when word gets out that a coyote is running wild on city streets, Trouble must choose between the risks of being caught and the dangers of a long journey home.

Inspired by true stories, this accessible read from the award-winning author of A Dog’s Way Home will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt torn between the longing for adventure and the call of home. An appendix with real accounts of wild animals trapped in the city adds to the fun!

A Pup Called Trouble book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:

Wildoak by C.C. Harrington

Tuesday, February 21 at 3:30 PM
 
This program will be held in-person at the Library. No registration is required to join us. We hope to see you there!

This book can be found digitally through Libby, and the audiobook can be found through Hoopla. Or, you can pick up a physical copy at the Children's Desk.

For more information or help accessing the book, please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

Maggie Stephens's stutter makes school especially hard. She will do almost anything to avoid speaking in class or calling attention to herself. So when her unsympathetic father threatens to send her away for so-called "treatment," she reluctantly agrees to her mother's intervention plan: a few weeks in the fresh air of Wildoak Forest, visiting a grandfather she hardly knows. It is there, in an extraordinary twist of fate, that she encounters an abandoned snow leopard cub, an exotic gift to a wealthy Londoner that proved too wild to domesticate. But once the cub's presence is discovered by others, danger follows, and Maggie soon realizes that time is running out, not only for the leopard, but for herself and the forest as well.

Wildoak book cover