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October Kid Readers Unite (KRU) book discussion of A Touch of Ruckus

Tuesday October 26 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kid Readers Unite book discussion (KRU)

Are you in ENTERING Grades 4-6 and LOVE to read? Do you want to get a free book just for reading? Then KRU is for you!

Parents sign up your child to get a free advance reader copy (arc) of this month’s title. Pick up the book from the second floor Kids Desk, read it, show and participate in a fun discussion-and the book is yours to keep!

This month’s title: A Touch of Ruckus by Ash Van Otterloo

Program open to kids entering Grades 4, 5, and 6.

This discussion will occur on Zoom. The link to this virtual program will be emailed out on Mon. 10/25, the day before the program.

Limited number of books available. Due to high demand for this title, we ask that you pickup your book within 5 days of registration.

How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.

2. Pick up the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk.

Library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-7 PM and Fri. – Sat. 10-5 PM.

No appointment needed.

3. Read the book and show up to the Zoom meeting on Tues. 10/26,  4-5 PM and you get to keep the book!*

*The rule is if you miss the discussion, you have to turn your book back in, to be fair.

What is this book about?

A laugh-out-loud, ghostly Southern mystery that’s perfect for fans of past Nutmeg “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd.

Tennessee Lancaster has a hidden gift. She can pry into folks’ memories with just a touch of their belongings. It’s something she’s always kept hidden — especially from her big, chaotic family. Their lives are already chock-full of worries about Daddy’s job and Mama’s blues without Tennie rocking the boat.

But when the Lancasters move to the mountains for a fresh start, Tennie’s gift does something new. Instead of just memories, her touch releases a ghost with a terrifying message: Trouble is coming. Tennie wants to ignore it. Except her new friend Fox is desperate to go ghost hunting deep in the forest. And when Tennie frees even more of the spirits, trouble is exactly what she gets… and it hits close to home. The ghosts will be heard, and now Tennie must choose between keeping secrets or naming an ugly truth that could tear her family apart.

Magic and mayhem abound in this spooky story about family legacies, first friendships, and how facing the ghosts inside can sometimes mean stirring up a little bit of ruckus.


Tuesday October 26 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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