Mock Newbery Book Club - "Mr. Lemoncello"

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For kids in GRADES 4 & 5, from September to February we will read selected titles from the 2016-2017 Battle of the Books list. In March we will announce our winner and celebrate with a pizza and ice cream party! Books are located at the McMillan Library Info Desk. Please read the book before attending the book club discussion.


Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and Peter’s father enlists. Peter has to move in with his grandpa, and Pax can’t go. Before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action. He packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one another against all odds. 

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again! This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on. Books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Is someone trying to CENSOR what the kids are reading?! In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Now it’s not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries?