***Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 6th, 1:30-2:15 p.m.***

Friday, January 8, 2016

Lots of Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominees...



...are waiting for you at the Hamline Midway Library. They are on display right now for you to check out and enjoy.  

See you soon at the library!

~Caryl & Jean

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What are your New Year's READolutions?

We'd love to hear them! Post them in the comments below.

Here are some ideas of things you can read and do that have to do with reading and books:

Read! 

  • three of the Maud Hart Lovelace nominees!
  • a book published this year
  • a book published before I was born
  • a book I’ve been meaning to read
  • a book I can finish in a day
  • a book I’ve already read at least once
  • a book that won an award
  • a book that intimidates me
  • a book recommended by my local librarian
  • a book recommended by my teacher
  • a book recommended by my parent/guardian
  • a book recommended by a friend
Do!
  • Vote for my favorite Maud Hart Lovelace nominee in March!
  • Keep a list of the books I read.
  • Keep a reading journal.
  • Visit my library at least once each month.
  • Recommend a favorite book to a friend

*Some of these ideas come from the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog's reading challenge.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Another meeting tomorrow!

Hello, Readers!

We hope to see you tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library.

Remember: New members are always welcome! Bring a friend!

We will be talking about the Maud Hart Lovelace nominees and enjoying snacks & activities together.

Hooray for books!

Caryl & Jean

Friday, November 6, 2015

We're meeting tomorrow!

Hello, Readers!

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at the Hamline Midway Library.

Remember: New members are always welcome! Bring a friend!

We will be talking about the Maud Hart Lovelace nominees and enjoying snacks & activities together.

Hope to see you tomorrow, 

Caryl & Jean

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I Read! I Vote! Kickoff Party

MYRA & SPPL Present the 2015 Minnesota Youth Reading Awards


Saturday, October 24

1:30-4 p.m.

Rondo Library





Join us for a party to learn about the nominees and meet some of last year's winners.


1:30 Opening festivities

2:00 winning authors talk + Q&A

3:15 Games, prizes, and activities


David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka who won the Star of the North Picture Book Award for Moo!, Stuart Gibbs, who won in Division I for Belly Up, and Marsha Hayles who won in Division II for Breathing Room will all be at the event to chat about their books, answer questions, and sign books.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Next Meeting: Saturday, September 12!

Hello, Kid Readers!

Our book club meets this Saturday, September 12, at the Hamline Midway Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!

At this meeting, we will be introducing this year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominees. We'll play some games, enjoy some snacks, and -- of course! -- discuss good books.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

~ Caryl & Jean

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

And the winners are...




On Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday, the Red Balloon Bookshop hosted a party for her where the winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award were announced!

Here's Maud, welcoming us to her party. She told us about life in Mankato in the early 1900s, and invited kids to help her tell a story.








And here is Mr. Saulpaugh, owner of the first horseless carriage in Mankato. (Do you recognize him? He's a member of our book club!)













Here he is again, driving with Mrs. Saulpaugh and Maud's friend, Midge, who got the first ride. Maud says, "Wave, everyone!"














And now, the winners! For Division I, grades 3-5:


Third Place: Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings!










Second Place: Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret!













First Place: Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs!











For Division II, grades 6-8:


Third Place: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen!











Second Place: Cinder by Marissa Meyer!












First Place: Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles!












And here's a sneak peak at the new nominees. (You can see a list of them all on the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award website.)