Join us on the first Friday of every month for our Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club! Read and come discuss The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm, do an activity related to the book, and enjoy tasty treats.
Friday May 6, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Conference Room, Mill Valley Public Library.
Grades 4 & 5 only. Advance registration required. Click here to register. Please register for each book club session separately.
You can also register for next month’s Books & Bites: The BFG by Roald Dahl, on July 3.
So what’s this book about?
Believe in the possible . . . with this “warm, witty, and wise” New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.