Sat, Sep 02|
T is for Together (Suite B-11/B-12)
Bookie Club for Middle Grades
Denise with D is for Delicious and Shannon with Main Street Readers are looking forward to hosting this fun gathering! This event is a middle-grade book club for characters who love cookies!
Time & Location
Sep 02, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
T is for Together (Suite B-11/B-12), 602 South St, Chardon, OH 44024, USA
About the event
Denise with D is for Delicious and Shannon with Main Street Readers are looking forward to launching a sweet new educational adventure....Bookie Club!
Bookie Club MG: A middle-grade book club for characters who love cookies
Ages: 9 - 13
Date/time: September 2nd, 10 am-11:30am
Class description: Equal parts book discussion and cookie decorating yield a sweet & fun morning! Participants should read this book between now and September 2nd so that he/can take part in the discussion while decorating cookies that coordinate with the story.
Book selection: "The Last Cuentista" by Donna Barba Higuera
Petra Peña is a teenage girl, and the daughter of two scientists, living in New Mexico with her younger brother and extended family. Petra's grandmother, with whom she is very close, is a cuentista, a storyteller. Through folktales Petra's abuelita shares their culture, traditions, and history. Not only do these stories entertain but they contain valuable lessons and warnings, and offer guidance about life's meaning.
Oh, wait -- did I mention it's 2061 and a comet is about to destroy Earth?!?
For many years starships have existed (imagine luxury cruise ships for intergalactic travel) but now they’re being retrofitted to whisk all the brightest minds - and their families - from earth to a new planet before Earth is destroyed. Too bad there are only three of them, and they’re big but not THAT big. Because of Petra's scientist parents, her family has 4 seats on board. However, all the ordinary, wonderful people - like Petra’s abuelita - must be left behind to face the comet and Earth’s destruction.
As Petra and her family embark on this journey, leaving everything they’ve ever known behind for an unknown planet, Petra vows to carry on her abuelita’s storytelling tradition, for the benefit of humanity. By the way they won’t reach this new planet for hundreds of years - imagine being cryogenically frozen - and that’s a lot of time and trust and vulnerability, especially considering some potentially sinister motives are afoot (like certain people considering the Earth's destruction an opportunity to 'reset' the human race by erasing the past).
Petra will have to draw upon her own strength, cunning, and knowledge of abuelita’s folktales if she’s going to survive. She is, without a doubt, the last cuentista.
*Available formats: Audiobook, Kindle, paperback, hardcover. Borrow a physical copy from the library or get it free on audio through GCPL's Libby app. Also for purchase through your favorite bookstore or audio app. The Chardon Library has several copies on hold, simply ask at the Circulation Desk and they will connect you with a copy!
Each ticket includes:
- a cookie decorating kit (4 of The Last Cuentista themed cookies, colored icing, sprinkles)
- step by step decorating instruction by Denise with D is for Delicious
- prompts and discussions about the book with Shannon of Main Street Readers
- loads of sweet memories!
This event will be held in our cookie classroom between Guys Pizza and Spinners Diner at 602 South St., Suite B-11 and B-12 in Chardon, OH. This event will NOT take place in the cookie shop.
Due to the nature of the class and the preparation involved, refunds aren't available unless the request is made at least a week in advance. Cookies can be sent home as a kit if you are unable to attend due to sickness.
Please reserve your spot now by registering and enjoy the fun with us!
Bookie Club: Middle Grades
+$0.63 service fee
+$0.63 service fee