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December Book Discussion at the CCBC

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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 Dates: Monthly discussions will resume in March, 2020.

CCBC Discussion Guidelines

Shorter Books for December 18

A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2019. 32 pages

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition by Kevin Noble Maillard. Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Roaring Brook Press, 2019. 48 pages

My Footprints by Bao Phi. Illustrated by Basia Tran. Capstone Editions, 2019. 32 pages

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung. Illustrated by Chris Sasaki. Schwartz & Wade, 2019. 40 pages

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe. A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2019. 56 pages

Roar Like a Dandelion by Ruth Krauss. Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier. Harper, 2019. 48 pages

Waiting for Chicken Smith by David Mackintosh. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2019. 32 pages

Longer Books for December 18

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History by Alexandra Litvina. Illustrated by Anna Desnitskaya. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis. U.S. edition: Abrams, 2019. 64 pages

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorell. Tu Books, 2019. 211 pages

The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer. Atheneum, 2019. 378 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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