Mock Newbery Book Club - "Frindle"

All Purpose Room


*One registration will sign-up your child for the whole Book Club series.

For kids in GRADES 4 & 5, from September to February we will read selected titles from the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books list. In February 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.

Frindle by Andrew Clements
Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she's also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen -- it's a frindle. It doesn't take long for frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.