A book club for grown-ups who love kid lit!

Meets every third Wednesday, September through April, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library.

Pictures & Prose is a book club for librarians, teachers, caregivers, parents, grandparents, or anyone who truly loves children’s and young adult literature. Each month we discuss one picture book and one middle grade or young adult book. Members are also welcome to share other titles recently read and loved, old or new.

A small but very enthusiastic group gathered last evening (March 20) to “second guess”–oops!  I mean “take note of” the youth media awards announced back in January.  Some winning titles we would highly recommend include:

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall  (Caldecott)
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora (Caldecott Honor, King/Steptoe New Talent Illustrator)

Mercy Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina  (Newbery)
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Printz, Pura Belpre Author, National Book Award)
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle  by Leslie Connor (Schneider Middle Grades, National Book Award nominee)
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Stonewall)
Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri  (Geisel Honor)
Front Desk by Kelly Yang (Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature)
Chime in if I’ve missed other standouts–these were ones that were viewed and/or highly touted last evening.  And we certainly liked many other titles from the lists as well.
We will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 5pm at the Red Wing Public Library to celebrate Poetry Month.  Bring your favorite new or old book of poetry and a poem to share.
Good reading, everyone!

For more information, please contact Megan Seeland, Red Wing Public Library Children’s and Teen Services Librarian at mseeland@selco.info or Susan Richardson, Sunnyside Elementary Librarian at sjrichardson@rwps.org.