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Middle Grade Book Club: Bob

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This month we’re talking about a new classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times–bestselling authors, Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.

Join us for a read-aloud, discussion and snack!

It’s been five years since Livy visited her grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back. He can’t remember who—or what—he is, or where he came from. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise. Clue by clue, Livy and Bob unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever. 

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction, come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

Wendy Mass is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Candymakers series and many other novels for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space; Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life; Every Soul a Star; Pi in the Sky; the Twice Upon a Time series; and the Willow Falls series. She and her family live in New Jersey.

Rebecca Stead is the New York Times–bestselling author of When You Reach Me, winner of the Newbery Medal; Liar & SpyFirst Light; and Goodbye Stranger. Her work has also been awarded the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. She lives in New York City with her family and their lazy, beautiful cat.

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