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May Kid Readers Unite: Home Away From Home by Cynthia Lord

Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

When and where is the meeting?

Thurs. May 16th,  4:30-5:30pm IN PERSON at the Library in the 2nd Floor Board Room.

This month’s title: Home Away From Home by Cynthia Lord

Registration is required.

The first 10 kids who sign up and attend this program will get a free Advance Reader Copy of the book! Limited space & copies available.
If you are on the waitlist and you get your own copy of the book (from another library or purchase a copy) you can attend.


Who is the event for? This group is only for those in grades 4, 5, and 6.

This is based on the content and interest level of the books being read and not reading level.  The group is intended to allow peers in the same grade/age group to discuss books together. There is a strong focus on peer interaction and opinion based discussion and sharing of ideas.

What is this book about?   

From Newbery Honor Winner Cynthia Lord, a brilliant story about how to find home when everything around us is changing.

Mia and her mom visit Grandma in Maine every summer, but this year Mia is going alone. Her mom will stay behind to get their house ready to sell. It’ll be a new start, she says, after the divorce. Mia doesn’t want a new start. She’d rather everything just stayed the same! At least things will be the same at Grandma’s, though. Mia will walk to town for ice cream, and wait by the water, watching for birds, just like always. Then Mia meets Grandma’s know-it-all new neighbor, who’s just her age. Cayman acts like he belongs at Grandma’s house. He acts like he’s the expert on everything. And when he and Mia spot an unusual white bird of prey, he acts like it’s his job to find out what it is. Unless, that is, Mia finds out first. And, in her effort to prove herself to him, she makes a decision that will change things for the town, for the bird, for Cayman, and even for herself. Can Mia stop what she’s put into motion?

Acclaimed author Cynthia Lord, with her trademark sensitivity, weaves her love of nature with a profound reflection on what it means to be at home in a changing world.


Thursday, May 16
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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AFPL Children’s Programs
860-673-9712 ext 3
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Board Room, 2nd Floor
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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