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, December 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 November book selection is The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer l. Holm.

Summary:

Believe in the possible . . . with this New York Times bestseller by three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather!
 
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
 
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
 
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. Look for EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL in the paperback—including Ellie’s gallery of scientists and other STEM-appropriate features.

About the author:

JENNIFER L. HOLM’s father was a pediatrician and she grew up listening to him talk about the wonder of antibiotics and how science could change the world. Today Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of three Newbery Honor books, as well as the co-creator of the Babymouse series (an Eisner Award Winner) and the Squish series, both of which she collaborates on with her brother, Matthew Holm


Recommended age range: 8 to 12

Event date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Event address: 
10118 Donner Pass
RD #2
Truckee, CA 96161
The Fourteenth Goldfish Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375871146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - April 5th, 2016