Bobby's Books for Boys is back!
Returning for its third season, this book club for boys ages 8-12 meets one Wednesday each month from October through March at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Each month boys will read a great book selected for its value as a springboard for conversation and learning.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 816.701.3481 ext. 3 or e-mailing PlazaKidCorner@kclibrary.org .
The meeting schedule and the books being read:
Oct. 17 - 3:15 Season 1: Things that go Bump in the Night by Patrick Carman.
Read, watch, and listen to each chilling story in 15 minutes or less! 3:15 means several things. It's a time when things go bump in the night. A place where spooky stories find a home. A feeling . . . that chill running down your spine. It means 10 terrifying tales that you'll experience in three parts: A frightful audio introduction. Several spooky pages of text. And a creepy video conclusion you can watch online. All in 15 minutes or less.
Nov. 14- Alec Flint Super Sleuth: Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure by Jill Santopolo.
Alec Flint is practicing to be a super sleuth. He's even got a pair of super sleuth pants with lots of pockets to hide his detective tools, and a sidekick, Gina, who's a little bit bossy but a really great detective and friend. When his dad, a local police officer, tells Alec the Christopher Columbus exhibit has gone missing from the town museum, Alec is on the case!
Dec. 19- Storm Runners by Roland Smith.
This is the first book in Roland Smith's middle-grade action-adventure series. Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.
Jan. 16- My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian.
Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime - to be a stunt boy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he is expected to perform stunts for the female star while wearing a wig! His friends are never going to let him live this down. More problems: His parents are threatening to give away his pet monkey and his best friend just posted an embarrassing video of him on Youtube. The irrepressible Derek takes it all in stride and even manages to save the day.
Feb. 20- A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup.
The three Cheeseman children, their father, and their psychic dog are all on the run. From whom? Well the CIA, naturally. But also corporate agents #5, #29, and #207, plus two international super spies -- one of whom happens to be a chimpanzee. They all want Dr. Cheeseman and his late wife's greatest invention -- a time machine. But it's not working right yet, so put all ideas of time travel out of your head. Instead, please enjoy this high stakes, high action, hijinx-filled chase and the bizarre characters our Cheeseman friends meet as they protect not just their parents' invention, but their mother's sacred memory. It's an adventure novel like no other.
Mar. 20 - Gollywhopper Games by Judy Feldman.
Gil Goodson's future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised that the family can move away from all the gossip, false friends, and bad press that have plagued them ever since The Incident. Inside the toy company's fantastic headquarters, Gil will have to master trivia, solve puzzles, and complete physical stunts-and he'll have to do it better than all of the other kids competing.
Did we mention that Gil's every step - and every mistake - will be broadcast on national television? Hold on tight, because the ride of his life is about to begin!
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Bobby's Books is a program using children's literature to provide young people with opportunities to express their feelings and tell their own stories. It was created by the late Pam Krenzke, coordinator of education at the Ohio Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, in memory of her son, Bobby Krenzke.