Join us for this lively book discussions for third graders and above!
What happens at Book Club? We talk about our favorite/least favorite characters, compare our funniest/strangest/saddest scenes, hang out together and more! Read the book before we meet and plan to stay 45 minutes.
Multiple copies of the books are available at the Checkout Desk.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain.
Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.
Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.
Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.
Registration is NOT required but highly recommended to ensure we have enough copies of each book available.
Register online, by calling the library @ 203-775-6241, or at our Checkout Desk by Monday, April 28.