The Awesome Literary Society

The Awesome Literary Society, formerly known as Our Book Club, is for grades 4-8.

Featuring imaginative novels from our middle-grade section, Our Book Club offers fun discussion, activities, games, movies and snacks for kids in grades 4-8. We read one book each month, meeting each Thursday from 5–6pm for fun activities and discussion about the book of the month. We usually end each month with the meeting on the last Thursday lasting a little longer, 5–6:30pm, by watching a movie with theatre style popcorn or a game night. We cover lots of details about the books, including fun facts about the authors and genres. The best part is that at the end of the year we will have read 12 books!

This book club is currently led by Children’s Assistant Sabrina Glidden; sign up is in the Children’s area.


December – Winterfrost, Michelle Houts

November – Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

October – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, collected by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Brett Helquist

September – Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

August – Word After Word After Word, Patricia McLaughlin

July – Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit

June – Space Rocks, Tom O’Donnell

May – Warriors: Into the Wild, Erin Hunter

April – Where the Red Fern Grows,Wilson Rawls

March – The Ice Dragon, George R.R. Martin

February – Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo

This month we will have a Winn-Dixie/Valentine’s Day Party 5-6pm, February 14th. Feel free to bring a friend! Each week, we will have crafts, games, and discussion. February 28th will be MOVIE Night 5-6:30pm.

January – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle


2018 Books Completed:

November – Midwife’s Apprentice, Karen Cushman

October – Murder is Bad Manners, Robin Stevens

September – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander

August – Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

July – Trumpet of the Swan,  E.B. White

June – Lucky Broken Girl,  Ruth Behar

May – Gustav Gloom and the People Taker, Adam-Troy Castro; Ill. by Kristen Margiotta

April – The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill

March – Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

February – Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It, Sundee T. Frazier

January – Zero Tolerance, Claudia Mills


2017 Books Completed:

· January: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

· February: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (including film)

· March: Found by Margaret Peterson Addix

· April: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

· May: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

· June: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner

· July: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: A Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

· August: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (including film)

· September: The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

· October: The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath

· November: The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone

· December: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson