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December Book Discussion at the CCBC

Discussion Date: Wednesday, December 12
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cooperative Children's Book Center
Room 401 Teacher Education Building, UW-Madison campus (map)

Since 1981 the Cooperative Children's Book Center has offered monthly discussions of newly published trade books for children and young adults. The meetings are open to any adult who wishes to read books in advance and participate in the discussion.

We welcome any interested adults to our CCBC book discussions. Please do read at least one or two books on the list if you plan to attend. If you have questions or would like more information, please call 608-263-3720.

The books on this discussion list are not necessarily recommended by the CCBC. For a list of new titles that are recommended by the CCBC staff, please see our Book of the Week or use the Quick Search feature on our web site.

Future CCBC Book Discussion Date: December 12

CCBC Discussion Guidelines

Shorter Books for December 12

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates, with Juniper Bates. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2018. 32 pages

Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2018. 32 pages

La frontera: El viaje con papá / My Journey with Papa by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva. Illustrated by Claudia Navarro. Barefoot Books, 2018. 48 pages

How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable retold by Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater. Illustrated by Mindy Dwyer. Alaska Northwest Books, 2018. 32 pages

Imagine! By Raúl Colón. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2018. 40 pages

Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese. Illustrated by Juana Medina. Atheneum, 2018. 32 pages

Who Eats Orange? By Dianne White. Illustrated by Robin Page. Beach Lane Books, 2018. 32 pages

Longer Books for December 12

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell. Knopf, 2018. 281 pages

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon. Wendy Lamb Books, 2018. 297 pages

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino. Scholastic Press, 2018. 256 pages


You may read these books at the CCBC or check them out overnight (after 3 p.m., to be returned by 30 minutes after opening the following day). CCBC Public Service Hours

Many of these titles may also be available at or through public libraries in Madison and surrounding communities.


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