Children's Upcoming Book Groups

For 2nd & 3rd Grade:

The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan

Saturday, October 1 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 Overdrive/Libby or you can place a physical book on hold to pickup in the Library.

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

Fourth grade was supposed to be a fresh start, but Mike's already back in the principal's office. He's not a bad kid. He just can't sit still. And now, his parents won't let him play soccer anymore; instead he has to hang out with his new neighbor Nora, who is good at everything!

Then, Mike and Nora discover the White Rabbit. It's an odd shop―with a special secret inside. Its owner, Mr. Zerlin, is a magician, and, amazingly, he believes Mike could be a magician, too. Has Mike finally found something he's good at?

The Vanishing Coin Book cover

For 4th & 5th Grade:

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Saturday, October 15 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 Overdrive/Libby, or 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 please email hijuv@ocln.org or call the Children's Department at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

About the Book

When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it’s true. 

With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes — hope and belonging, desire and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch.

The Magicians Elephant book cover