"I'm glad Smaug died" Young Readers discuss the Hobbit!

May 31, 2019

Tonight our brilliant Young Readers gathered at the bookstore to discuss The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. A classic!

This is a book club for young readers, with a median age of 10-12 or fifth, sixth and sec 1 grades. Younger kids are welcome if the book is appropriate, but not younger than 8-9, please. There will be a different book every meeting. The focus is to provide tweens a safe space to learn to discuss and express thoughts and ideas about literature among their peers without parents or teachers. Please note we do not have the space to have parents and kids!

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Extra special thanks to our guest hosts, Mollie and Caleb, for excellent discussion and trivia questions. My favourite question of the night came from Mollie who asked almost right away "Did you notice that there was not a single girl character in this book?". These kids are smart!

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Our next book club pick is the graphic novel adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. We will meet on June 14th to discuss!

Posted by

Kennedy Rooke

Children's Coordinator