Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library!
Congratulations to author Chris Grabenstein, and thanks to all the OPLbery Club members for all your reading this year!
In addition to the OPLbery Medal, the kids awarded Honors to two books: Rump, by Liesl Shurtliff, and Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson.
Our voting will be on January 10 (snow date January 17). Check back to see which book will win the OPLbery medal this year.
The OPLbery Club has only two more months before our big vote! Our club members met on Friday, November 15, and these are the nine books that are still on the list:
When we meet again in December, three books will be eliminated and we will have our final list. Voting for the OPLbery Medal will take place at our January 10 meeting.
The OPLbery Club met on Friday, October 18, and had a very lively discussion of the books on the OPLbery list. We started the meeting with 20 books on the list and ended with 13. Our goal is to get the number down to 6 by December, and everyone will need to read those 6 books. Here is what is currently still on our reading list:
The OPLbery Club has been meeting since April, and the club members have read a lot of books! At the September meeting on Friday, club members were able to narrow down the list of contenders to 16. Here’s what’s on the list.
The OPLbery Club will have its fourth meeting of the year this Friday. Want to know what we’ve been reading? Here are some of the books and some reviews:
The Bully Book, by Eric Kahn Gale
Theo gives this book 5 stars in all categories, while Eric’s review is more mixed. His lowest rating was for the book’s pacing.
Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Emila liked the book and gave it 5 stars in most categories.
Destiny Rewritten, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Brandon liked this book. He gave it mostly 4 or 5 stars.
Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett
Elena liked it a lot. She thought it all tied together, felt like she knew the characters, and enjoyed the pacing and language. Janessa read it, too. She also liked the book and gave it mostly 4 stars.
P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia
Both Idalio and an unsigned reader reviewed this book. Both liked it a lot, giving it 4 or 5 stars in almost every category.
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff
Both Brian and Brandon enjoyed this one.
There are a lot of other books being read as well. We’ll post more information as the reviews come in and the discussions continue.
The OPLbery Club will begin again this week. This will be the start of our fourth annual OPLbery Club! We’ve got both new and returning members signed up. We’ve started collecting books for our members to read, and we’re really excited about the year ahead.
Here’s a sneak peak at a few of our new books:
If you are interested in joining, talk to one of our Children’s Librarians.