[GatheringReaders] Children’s Book Choices in 2017

14034909_1319914738049337_5342517254936110452_n

Myra here.

I just met up with my GatheringReaders book club participants at the Jurong West Public Library last Sunday, 15th of January. Usually our first meeting at the beginning of the year has to do with book nominations as we consider which titles would be great for us to read for the whole year.

16105856_10210277632430109_8516529513876207433_n

I must have booktalked around 40 titles, and as per usual, I am immensely grateful to action-packed yet concise book trailers.

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-2-26-15-pm

16003278_10210277633070125_4755613883282050378_n

February-March: Fantasy

Here are some of the titles I book talked:

Children’s Choice: February

Virtual Meeting: 05 February, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 12 February, JWPL, 11-12 nn

Children’s Choice: March

illuminae-cover

Virtual Meeting: 05 March, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 12 March, JWPL, 11-12 nn

April – May: Graphic Novels

Since April and May are usually examination months, I thought having the kids read something a little lighter would be best. And so I showed the trailers for the following books:

Children’s Choice: April

snowwhite

Virtual Meeting: 09 April, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 16 April, JWPL, 11-12 nn

Children’s Choice: May

ghosts

Virtual Meeting: 07 May, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 14 May, JWPL, 11-12 nn

June – July (Virtual Discussion): Suspense/Mystery

Since I will be away during this period, we are having a virtual book club discussion here at GatheringBooks, where else?

Children’s Choice: June

schoolforgood

Virtual Meeting: 11 June, http://gatheringbooks.org

Children’s Choice: July

serafina

Virtual Meeting: 16 July, http://gatheringbooks.org

August – September: Award-Winning Novel

Children’s Choice: August

everything

Virtual Meeting: 06 August, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 13 August, JWPL, 11-12 nn

Children’s Choice: September

knifeofneverlettinggo

Virtual Meeting: 10 September, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 17 September, JWPL, 11-12 nn

October – November: Contemporary Realistic Fiction/ Dystopian

Children’s Choice: October

marvels

Virtual Meeting: 08 October, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 15 October, JWPL, 11-12 nn

Children’s Choice: November

holdingup

Virtual Meeting: 05 November, http://gatheringbooks.org

Face-to-Face Meeting: 12 November, JWPL, 11-12 nn

December: Book Exchange

For the end of the year, I decided for us to take it easy and not really discuss one particular book, but to have a book exchange to celebrate reading.

16003294_10210277633190128_2117518146080799713_n

03 December: Book Exchange, JWPL, 11-12 nn

And so to sum up our schedule for the year, here it is:

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-3-28-25-pm

To all our friends at GatheringBooks, do join us in our virtual book club discussion if you feel like sharing your thoughts about any of these titles. The more, the merrier.

1 Comment on [GatheringReaders] Children’s Book Choices in 2017

  1. Those look really good! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: