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April Book Discussion at the CCBC

Discussion Date: Wednesday, April 18
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 anyone who wishes to read the 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: May 16, June 13

CCBC Discussion Guidelines

Shorter Books for April 18

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press, 2018. 191 pages

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters. Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. Carolrhoda, 2018. 39 pages

Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto. Illustrated by Olivier Tallec. Translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick and Karin Snelson. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion Books, 2018. 24 pages

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Lee White. Schwartz & Wade, 2018. 32 pages

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld. Dial, 2018. 32 pages

Teddy’s Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer. Illustrated by Madeline Valentine. Atheneum, 2018. 40 pages

When Sophie Thinks She Can’t … by Molly Bang with Ann Stern. The Blue Sky Press, 2018. 32 pages

Longer Books for April 18

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis. Balzer + Bray, 2018. 315 pages

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis. Scholastic Press, 2018. 234 pages

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Scholastic Press, 2018. 127 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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