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July Book Discussion at the CCBC

Monday, June 20, 2022

This guest post is provided by Merri Lindgren, Librarian, Cooperative Children's Book Center

Since 1981 the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has offered hands-on discussions of newly published trade books for children and young adults. CCBC discussions are for adults, including preservice and practicing teachers and librarians, and any others with an interest in literature for youth. Join us for our next discussion on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Burr Room of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), Room 401 Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills Street, Madison. Registration is not required but participants should read at least one or two books on the list (CCBC Book Discussion guidelines)

Books on our monthly discussion lists are new titles selected for discussion; they aren’t CCBC book recommendations. Our book recommendations can be found in the annual CCBC Choices list and included in our CCBC-Recommended Books database. We also feature a new book weekly in our book of the week reviews.

Check the UW-Madison COVID response page for current mask requirements closer to the meeting date.

Shorter Books for July 20

Chowdhury, Radhiah. The Katha Chest. Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu. U.S. edition: Salaam Reads, 2022. 32 pages

Jarvis. The Boy with Flowers in His Hair. U.S. edition: Candlewick , 2022. 32 pages

Latimer, Ashlee. Francis Discovers Possible. Illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani. Abrams, 2022. 32 pages

Lawson, JonArno. A Day for Sandcastles. Illustrated by Qin Leng. Candlewick, 2022. 40 pages

Palmer, Charly. The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2022. 40 pages

Van Dusen, Chris. Big Truck Little Island. Candlewick, 2022. 32 pages

Wagh, Jennifer. Eggasaurus. Illustrated by Hallie Bateman. Simon & Schuster, 2022. 32 pages

Longer Books for July 20

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor. Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins, 2022. 322 pages

The Last Mapmaker by Christine Soontornvat. Candlewick, 2022. 355 pages

You may read the books in the CCBC while the library is open. Books can also be checked out after 3pm for overnight use; they must be returned within a half hour of CCBC opening (see below for hours).

CCBC Public Service Hours Summer 2022

June 20-August 12: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. CLOSED July 4

August 13-August 28: Closed to walk-in users; email for appointment


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