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Welcome to Club Tome!

Welcome to the Club Tome Libguide page!  

We are a group of readers meeting regularly to discuss good books!  Each book we will read is featured in a box below.

A padlet for the current book is to the right.  Club members, feel free to add your thoughts and impressions about the book  as you read it - we will talk about how to provide helpful discussion about a book. 

Meeting Schedule:  We will meet on the following Mondays in the Claire Watkins Room during lunchtime - at 12:05 pm!  Bring your lunch with you . . .


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


Our AIS Book Hunt!

Our AIS Book Hunt will be the week of January 30!  Clues, separated by genre, will be available each day in the library and all books will be hidden in the library. Come scavenge for a book!  Each club member can find and keep one book, so pick a clue for a book in a genre you enjoy . . .

While you are in the library, be sure and pick up our next read - Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, by Jackson Pearce.  It will be our February book for Club Tome.


Charlie Bumpers vs. The Perfect Little Turkey
(August, September)

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey - Bill Harley; Adam : (Illustrator)

ISBN: 9781561459636
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
It's Thanksgiving in the Bumpers' household and Charlie has to be the perfect host to his annoying little cousin, Chip. Chip makes everything hard for Charlie--gets him in trouble, ruins his things, and generally makes a nuisance of himself. On top of that, for homework, Mrs. Burke has assigned Charlie the task of writing what a family is to him. How will Charlie be able to see past his "turkey" of a cousin to understand the real meaning of family?

Fuzzy Mud

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Fuzzy Mud - Louis Sachar

ISBN: 9780385743785
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes Fuzzy Mud, a New York Times bestseller.  "Sachar blends elements of mystery, suspense, and school-day life into a taut environmental cautionary tale."--Publishers Weekly   Be careful. Your next step may be your last. Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.   In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

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Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures - Jackson Pearce; Maggie Stiefvater

ISBN: 9781338088151
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations. Here's a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to:   Unicorns Miniature Silky Griffins Bitterflunks Basically, all magical creatures   Here's a list of things she can't talk to (at least, not very well):   Parents Teachers Basically, all people   Because of a Unicorn Incident at her school (it was an accident!), Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. At first, it's all fun, games, and chatting with Hobgrackles, but when Fuzzles appear and start bursting into flame at the worst possible places, Pip and her new friend Tomas must take action. Because if the mystery of the Fuzzles isn't solved soon, both magical and unmagical creatures are going to be in a lot of trouble.


Discussion on Current Book


Fish in a Tree

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Fish in a Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt

ISBN: 9780399162596
Publication Date: 2015-02-05
A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in.   "Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid."   Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions.  She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her--and to everyone--than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.
After Reading Activities (from the Discussion Guide):
  • Create an infographic that compares and contrasts dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Complete your infographic by December 1 to enter it in the Tome infographic competition.
  • Create a flyer advertising "Fish in a Tree" to your peers. Use graphics and text to make the book appealing to read. Complete your book flyer by December 1 to enter it in the Tome competition.


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Nightbird - Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 9780385389617
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman's bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.   Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig's family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It's time to break the spell.

Book Scavenger
(March, April, May)

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Book Scavenger - Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

ISBN: 9781250079800
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
A New York Times bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game--before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.
Go to the Book Scavenger Website -  Plan a Book Scavenger Day at AIS?

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