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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.

 

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings By Britney Winn Lee, Jacob Souva (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Britney Winn Lee, Jacob Souva (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506454504
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Beaming Books - August 20th, 2019
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Read the blog post here.


If You Come to Earth By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452137797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020
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The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020
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The Inheritance Games By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368052405
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020
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Hide and Seeker By Daka Hermon Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338583625
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020
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What If... By Samantha Berger, Michael Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Michael Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316390965
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018
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Kent State By Deborah Wiles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356281
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020
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The School for Good and Evil: Now a Netflix Originals Movie By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator) 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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We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) 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 By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020
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The Jumbies By Tracey Baptiste Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781616205928
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
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 By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 5th, 2017
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Going Down Home with Daddy By Kelly Starling Lyons, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Peachtree - April 2nd, 2019
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Cinderella Is Dead By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603879
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020
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Song for a Whale By Lynne Kelly Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019
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A Map Into the World By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator) 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 By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
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 By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator) 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 By Brittney Morris Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019
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The Rabbit Listened By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018
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Jinxed By Amy McCulloch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492683742
Availability: Out of Print. Not available for order.
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

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Pre-order the sequel to Jinxed here.