Book Club

About: Read the current month’s book selection and then join Mrs. Haake to discuss.

Books: Students will be responsible for getting a copy of the selected title. A library card will be needed in order to borrow a book from the school media center or the public library. Here are a few ways to get a copy of the book:

  • One copy will be available in school media center
  • Electronic copy via Discover Destiny
  • Park Ridge Library (place a hold for curbside pickup)
  • Request via BCCLS
  • Libby app – use a valid library card to listen or read eBook version
  • Purchase book

When:  Middle SchoolFirst Tuesday of the month
When: Teen – Last Tuesday of the month
Time: Each group will met during its lunch period
Where: Media Center

Middle School Current Selection

Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
Meeting: Tuesday, October 4th

“The invasion begins–but not as you’d expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout–overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, and burrow below streets. They bloom–and release toxic pollens. They bloom–and form Venus flytrap-like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom–everywhere, unstoppable. Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies–and yet not to these plants. What’s their secret? Can they somehow be the key to beating back this invasion? They’d better figure it out fast, because it’s starting to rain again”–

Teen Current Selection

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Meeting: Wednesday, September 28th

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Titles for 2022-23

MonthTeenMiddle School
October TBA by Bloom by Oppel
NovemberTBA by TBA by
DecemberTBA by Just like that by Gary D Schmidt
JanuaryTBA by Two Degrees by Alan Graz
FebruaryTBA by TBA by
MarchTBA by TBA by  
April TBA by TBA by
May TBA by TBA by