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September Book Discussion at the CCBC

Discussion Date: Wednesday, September 13
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 Discussions: October 11, November 15, December 13

Plan ahead for November when we’ll be discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, 2017, 464 pages). There is a long public library waiting list for this novel, so get your request in now if that is your preferred means of accessing discussion books. A copy is also available at the CCBC for overnight checkout (see details below).

CCBC Discussion Guidelines

Shorter Books for September 13

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by John Rocco. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 40 pages

Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Steven Henry. Chronicle, 2017. 28 pages

I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor. Illustrated by Jean Jullien. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2017. 48 pages

The One Day House by Julia Durango. Illustrated by Bianca Diaz. Charlesbridge, 2017. 32 pages

Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. Candlewick Press, 2017. 32 pages

Places to Be by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Renata Liwska. Balzer + Bray, 2017. 32 pages

Three Balls of Wool (Can Change the World) by Henriqueta Cristina. Illustrated by Yara Kono. Translated from by Portuguese by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion Books, 2017. 32 pages

Longer Books for September 13

Love from Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke. U.S. edition: Kane Miller, 2017. 94 pages

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson. HarperTeen, 2017. 257 pages

Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali. Salaam Reads, 2017. 328 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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