Kids & Companions

Kids & Companions (8-11-year-olds): 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 info@littleshopofstories.com and we'll forward your information to Terra to be added to the email list!

Here's the latest from Terra:

Happy May, Kids & Companions!

If you're like me, you're in the throws of finishing up school stuff, getting ready to celebrate summer, and planning some trips. (Which is why it took me a minute to send this email.) I also hope you celebrated Independent Bookstore Day yesterday in some manner!

I'm excited to keep reading and meeting together through the summer. Do your best to make these meetings, but of course I understand that summer vacations and plans may make some of these difficult. (But hey being on Zoom may make it easier!)

Here's the lineup for May through August:

Friday, May 20 6:30 PM ET: The Little Prince by Anoine de Saint-Exupery (Zoom link below)

Friday, June 10 6:30 PM ET: The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman (Review below, and Zoom link to come in a separate email.)

Friday, July 29 6:30 PM ET: The Incredible Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaon Reynolds (Hoping to give everyone enough time to be back from vacations before school, but if this date TRULY stinks for everyone, let me know.)

Friday, August 19 6:30 PM ET: Pony by RJ Palacio (This is only in hardcover but it probably will be forever, and I just want us to READ it. It is on audio and ebook too!)

As usual, I'll send individual emails (and reminders) for each meeting. And new members are always welcome!

Looking forward to a pile of great reading with all of you! Also, keep on the lookout for the Little Shop of Stories summer reading program which isn't up on their site yet but is sure to be fun!

Your friend in books,

Terra

The Little Prince Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780156012195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2000

Now with the restored original artwork, the beloved classic story of a young prince's travels throughout space—a profound tale about loneliness and loss, and love and friendship.


The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER
A SYDNEY TAYLOR MIDDLE GRADE HONOR BOOK
 
Like Ruta Sepetys for middle grade, Anne Blankman pens a poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history.


The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781368051835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

New York Times best-selling author Aaron Reynolds delivers an "entertainingly spooky romp" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) about Rex Dexter, who is itching to have a dog . . . but ends up with a pet chicken.


Pony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Perfection.” –The Wall Street Journal