Young Readers Society: Kids Chapter
The next meet-up of the Kids Chapter of the Young Readers Society Book Club will be held on Friday, June 7th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.
The June book selection is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly.
Summary of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate:
In this witty historical fiction middle grade novel set at the turn of the century, an 11-year-old girl explores the natural world, learns about science and animals, and grows up. A Newbery Honor Book.
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.
Recommended age range: 9 to 12