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The Loft Family Book Club

The Loft Family Book Club


2020 is a very different year, with most of us staying in more than usual. For parents, this can mean a strain to fill up the hours that would usually be taken up by classes, camps, vacations, and time with friends. For kids, this can mean a frustrating search for activities that are interesteing and engaging. As a literary organization, the Loft wants to help with these problems—with books! They've curated a list of picture book, middle grade, and young adult titles that are not only entertaining, but fodder for larger discussion. To facilitate those discussions, each blog post includes prewritten questions that readers can think about and activities that can be completed as a family.

 

Here are the books the Loft Family Book Club has recommended so far, with links to the respective blog posts.

 

What If... Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316390965
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 1-5 business days from warehouse.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018
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Read the blog post here.


Kent State Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020
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Read the blog post here.


The School for Good and Evil Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062104908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018
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Read the blog post here.


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020
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Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020
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The Jumbies Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781616205928
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016
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Read the blog post here.

The series continues with The Rise of the Jumbies (#2) and The Jumbie God's Revenge (#3).


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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 1-5 business days from warehouse.
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 5th, 2017
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Going Down Home with Daddy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2019
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Cinderella Is Dead Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020
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Song for a Whale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 1-5 business days from warehouse.
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019
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A Map Into the World Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541538368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 1st, 2019
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All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020
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Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019
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SLAY Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019
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The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018
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Jinxed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492683742
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 1-5 business days from warehouse.
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
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Read the blog post here.

Pre-order the sequel to Jinxed here.