Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice book club – Grades 6 – 8

Friday, March 5th 2021

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Every Friday, October 9th 2020 - March 10th 2021

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Your teen can participate as a judge in this year’s Young Readers’ Choice awards!  There are 15 nominated titles, and we’ll have a preview of each book!  Request the book on Overdrive or through our catalog.  If your teen has read 3 titles he/she may vote in March for the one she likes the best.  All kids who vote will receive a new gift book from our giveaway stock.

Track the books your teen reads using this 2021 Middle School bookmark, and send it in when we collect the ballots in March!

We’ll post a new nominated title each week (most weeks – check calendar to be sure).  If you register we’ll send you a Zoom link so you can participate in the reading and discuss afterwards.  Some books may have interesting extension activities!

November 6, 2020 – This week’s selection is The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora.  Watch the author, Pablo Cartaya, give us a tour of his Miami neighborhood with the inspiration for the setting of this book.

October 16, 2020 – This week view a preview of the selection that was chosen as the 2020 Newbery Medal:  New Kid / Jerry Craft

View a book trailer for this week’s selection.

October 9, 2020 – Our first week will be an introduction to a non-fiction title.  Rising Water:  The story of the Thai cave rescueMarc Aronson

Read about technology that was used in the rescue.

forget me not book coverspirit hunters book coverGhost boys book cover
Dactyl hill squad book coverNight Diary book coverSquint book coverMiscalculations of Lightning Girl book cover
Not if I can help it book coverGame changer book coverEverlasting Nora book coverNew Kid book cover
Potion Masters book coverRising Water book coverThis promise of change book cover