Kids & Companions

for 8-to-11-year-olds and an adult companion

Families reading together is one of our favorite things to encourage! In this group, kids and an adult reading partner of their choice read the same book each month and get together to discuss (yes, the adults too) in conversation that is always lively and enlightening. Email us at and we'll forward your information to Terra to be added to the email list!

In September, we will meet Friday, October 13th at 6:30pm. We will be discussing The Swifts by Beth Lincoln.

In November, we will meet Friday, November 17th at 6:30pm. We will be discussing Playing the Cards You're Dealt by Varian Johnson.

In December, we will meet Friday, December 8th at 6:30pm. We will be discussing The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson.

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels By Beth Lincoln, Claire Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Lincoln, Claire Powell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593533239
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2023

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Knives Out feel by way of Lemony Snicket…This archly told, never muddled debut whodunit reveals a roster of distinct characters, a labyrinthine setting and plot, and a mystery that is as clever as its heroine.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

Playing the Cards You're Dealt (Scholastic Gold) By Varian Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338348569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 3rd, 2023

“With a deft hand, Johnson shows us there's no such thing as 'too young' when it comes to questioning big ideas like manhood, or even family.” – Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Look Both Ways and Stamped

Literary powerhouse and Coretta Scott King Honor- and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor-winning author of The Parker Inheritance

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735266124
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Published: Tundra Books - August 31st, 2021

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.