FOR TEENS: Chicago sixth graders Ruthie and Jack think their adventures in the Art Institute's sixty-eight Thorne Rooms are over… until miniatures from the rooms start to disappear. Is it the work of the art thief who's on the loose? Or has someone else discovered the secret of the Thorne Rooms' magic? Ruthie and Jack's quest to stop the thief and protect the rooms takes them from modern-day Chicago to 1937 Paris to the time of slavery in Charleston, South Carolina. But as more items disappear, including the key that allows them to shrink and access the past worlds, what was once just an adventure becomes a life and death race against the clock. Can Ruthie and Jack catch the thief – and help the friends they meet along the way – before the magic and the rooms are destroyed forever? Marianne Malone is an artist, a former art teacher, and the co-founder of Campus Middle School for Girls in Urbana, Illinois. She is also the mother of three grown children. Marianne's first book for children, The Sixty-Eight Rooms, was named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book and a Parent's Choice Recommended Winner.
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The Bookmarks are back! The Bookmarks!! is our very own Middle-Grade book club that is open to anyone ages 8-12. This isn't your Mom's (or Aunt's or Grandmother's) book club! This is just for YOU.
Check out our next pick for July: The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone Go on a magical adventure and enter the 68 rooms! Friends Ruthie and Jack find a mysterious key that allows them to shrink in order to enter the miniature Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. Amazing history lessons and exciting adventure! You’ll want to be Ruthie of Jack!!
Please remember that this event is FREE and, while it is not required, we encourage you to purchase the book club picks with us. Shop Local!!
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Kids' Book Club for February will be discussing The Sixty Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone on Thursday, March 15th, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. As always, a related snack and craft or activity will be included. Kids' Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month, during the school year. It is openonly to those students in the fourth through seventh grades. Space is limited, so contact Nicola's Books email@example.com to register.
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BLLOG (Born Later Literary Opinions Group) is the advanced reader review group for folks ages 11-13. Each month we read one ARC, or advanced reader copy, of a book which has yet to be published, along with one book that has already been published. If you are interested in sharing your literary opinions, and feel you may fit the BLOGG requirements, call the store at 612-920-5005 and talk to Franny. Our next meeting will be Sunday, January 17 at 5:30PM. Our ARC this month is Sixty-eight Rooms. (omayao)… (more)