Middle schoolers: come together to dine and discuss The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Grades 6-8 only. Click here to sign up.
It’s time for our Pizza & Pages Book Club, especially for middle schoolers! In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another. Read the book Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.
Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! London is hunting again. Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage–and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world. Beloved storyteller Philip Reeve creates a brilliant new world in the Predator Cities series, called “phenomenal…violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening” by the Sunday Times.
Wednesday, January 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Middle school students only. Advance registration required. Click here to register.
A teenager’s life is turned around by one single event… Does this make him a monster? Read the award-winning book Monster by Walter Dean Meyers, then come for a lively discussion, plus pizza and dessert.
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Click here to register.
Pizza & Pages Book Club
Grades 6-8 – Advance registration required
April 22, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
Middle schoolers: read Trash by Andy Mulligan and get ready to discuss it with your fellow readers and eaters over pizza and dessert.
Click here to register!
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man’s mission to put right a terrible wrong. And it’s three street-boys against the world…
January 21, 2014 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Middle Schoolers! Read the award winning futuristic novel The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and get ready to discuss it with your fellow readers over pizza and dessert. Grades 6 – 8, Advance sign-up required. Register today! Call 415-389-4292 x4741 for more details.
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grades 6 – 8
Read Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi on your own. This award-winning novel takes the reader to a futuristic world, where teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living. When he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. Join your fellow readers and eaters for a lively discussion over pizza and dessert.
Call 415-389-4292 x4741 for more information or click here to register. (Creekside Room.)