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Welcome to Club Tome!

Welcome to the Club Tome LibGuide page!  

We are a group of readers meeting each week to discuss good books and work on book trailers, flyers, poems and other fun book-related projects!  Each book we will read is featured in a box below.  A padlet for audio comments on the books is to the right.  Club members, feel free to add your thoughts and impressions about the books  as you read them. 

Meeting Schedule Through Winter Break:  We will meet every other Monday from 12:10 to 12:35 in the Claire Watkins Room  Bring your lunch with you . .  .  

Regular Meeting Dates Through Winter Break:  

Monday, September 25; Monday, October 16; Monday, October 30; Monday, November 13; Monday, December 4.

Here is a link to more information about The Tome Society, the sponsor of the Club Tome progam.

 

Activities Guidelines

 

Soar
(August, September)

Soar - by Tracy Edward Wymer

ISBN: 9781481447126
"Eddie learned everything there is to know about birding from his dad, including the legend of the Golden Eagle, which Dad claimed he saw once down near Miss Dorothy’s pond. According to his dad, the Golden Eagle had wings wider than a creek and talons the size of bulldozer claws. But when Eddie was in sixth grade, Dad “flew away” for good, leaving Eddie on his own to await the return of the elusive raptor.

Now Eddie is starting seventh grade and trying to impress Gabriella, the new girl in town. The annual seventh grade Science Symposium (which Dad famously won) is looming, and Eddie is determined to claim the blue ribbon for himself. With Mr. Dover, the science teacher who was Dad’s birding rival, seemingly against him, and with Mouton, the class bully, making his life miserable on all fronts, Eddie is determined to overcome everything and live up to Dad’s memory. Can Eddie soar and make his dream take flight?" [text from Amazon.com]
 IdeaCreate an infographic about bird watching
           Create fan art based on a species of bird
 
 

Hour of the Bees
(November)

Hour of the Bees - by Lindsay Eagar

ISBN: 978-0763691202
"While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots." [from Amazon.com]
Idea:  Create an infographic about dementia in the elderly.
           Create fan art illustrating one of Serge's magical stories.
 
 

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
(January, February)

 

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse - by Joseph M. Marshall III

ISBN: 978-1419707858
"Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, the story of Crazy Horse, one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history. " [from Amazon.com]
Idea:  Create a timeline infographic of the life of Crazy Horse.
 
 

 

Discussion on Current Book

 

The Silver Gate
(October)

The Silver Gate - by Kristin Bailey

ISBN: 9780062398574
 
"Wynn was counting on him, and he had to do what was best and what was right for both of them. Trusting in fairy tales would not help them survive.  Sometimes he wished he could see the world the way she did.  But he couldn't.  He never would."  [from the back cover]
Idea:  Draw fan art based on a scene or character from the book.
           Create an infographic map of the journey of Elric and Wynn
 

The Island of Dr. Libris
(December)

 
The Island of Dr. Libris - Chris Grabenstein
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ISBN: 978-0385388450
"What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible . . . isn’t it?" [from Amazon.com]
Idea:  Would you like to perform a reader's theatre retelling of the book?  Check out this script.
 
 

The Girl Who Could Not Dream
(March, April, May)

The Girl Who Could Not Dream - by Sarah Beth Durst

ISBN: 978-0544935266
Idea: Create an infographic about dreamcatchers.
         Create fan art depicting one of the monsters from a dream.
 
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