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Friday, September 20, 2013
Arlington County Library Auditorium
Reminder: Titles will not be put on the agenda until the month of publication. This allows time for more people to read or listen to the book.
Please note: titles marked with an * have been held over from a previous
meeting and require more readers.
Number of readers required for discussion (first round/second and
subsequent rounds):
0-7, 7-10, and 10-14: 7 / 5 readers
14 & up and Audio: 5 / 3 readers
Book discussion guidelines reviewed:
Look at each book for what it is, rather than what it is not.
·         Make positive comments first. Try to express what you liked about the book and why. (e.g. "The illustrations are a perfect match for the story because....")
·         After everyone has had the opportunity to say what they appreciated about the book, you may talk about difficulties you had with a particular aspect of the book. Try to express difficulties as questions, rather than declarative judgments on the book as a whole. (e.g. "Would Max's dinner really have still been warm?" rather than "That would never happen.")
·         Avoid recapping the story or booktalking the book. There is not time for a summary.
·         Refrain from relating personal anecdotes. The discussion must focus on the book at hand.
·         Try to compare the book with others on the discussion list, rather than other books by the same author or other books in your experience.
All perspectives and vocabularies are correct.
There is no "right" answer or single correct response.
·         Listen openly to what is said, rather than who says it.
·         Respond to the comments of others, rather than merely waiting for an opportunity to share your comments.
·         Talk with each other, rather than to the discussion facilitator.
·         Comment to the group as a whole, rather than to someone seated near you.
9:30 Announcements
9:40 Audio
·         Dahl. (Narrated by Winslet.) Matilda.
·         Medina. (Narrated by Hernandez.) Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.
9:48 Fourteen And Up
·         Beram. (Illustrated by Borliss-Krimsky.) Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies.
·         Black. The Coldest Girl in Town.
·         Levy. Imperfect Spiral.
·         Ness. More Than This.
·         Quick. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
·         Werlin. Unthinkable.
10:20 Ten To Fourteen
·      Almond. The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas.
·      Blakemore. The Water Castle.
·      Erskine. Seeing Red.
·      Farrar. A Song for Bijou.
·      Hopkinson. The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel.
·      Murdock. Heaven Is Paved with Oreos.
·      Sloan. Counting by 7s.
·      Stroud. The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co).
·      Tan. The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook.
10:55  Break
11:10 Seven To Ten.
·         Collins. (Illustrated by Proimos.) Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front.
·         Cox. (Illustrated by Haley.) Ukulele Hayley.
·         DiCamillo. (Illustrated by Campbell.) Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.
·         Floca. Locomotive.
·         Larsen. Duke.
·         Tavares. Becoming Babe Ruth.
·         Weston. Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff.
·         Woodson. (Illustrated by Ransome.) This Is the Rope: A Story of the Great Migration.
11:40  Up To Seven
·         Brown. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.
·         Davies. Ben Rides On.
·         Hassett, J. (Illustrated by A. Hassett.) Come Back, Ben.
·         Kim. (Illustrated by Sanchez.) Here I Am.
·         Light. Diggers Go.
·         Matheson. Tap the Magic Tree.
·         Moore. (Illustrated by So.) My Mom Is a Foreigner, but Not to Me.
·         Rocco. Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom.
·         Teckentrup. Run Home, Little Mouse.
12:10 Ballot Discussion
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