November/December book Post – We Are the Ship

© Hyperion Book CH

© Hyperion Book CH

Great first meeting, guys! I think it will be a great year.

Our second book of the year is a 100 page picture book. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson. The illustrations in this book are inCREDible! I think you will find it to be informative to read and beautiful to look at. We’ve read this before in Guys Read.

Since the last Thursday of November is Thanksgiving, we’ll be meeting on the first Thursday of December. Mark your calendar!

Meeting: Thursday, December 3, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the library

Book Trailer!

Stay, play, learn

We have lodging options for you! There are many places to stay in Bellingham, but we’ve picked out a few for you, if you so choose! We hope you’ll make a weekend of it, and join us for both the WWU Children’s Literature Conference on Saturday, February 27, and the second nErDcamp Bellingham, on Sunday, February 28.

The “airport” option: La Quinta Inn – 360-738-7088

  • $89/night + tax
  • Must call for reservation, cannot reserve online
  • Mention “Children’s Literature Conference”
  • Rooms must be booked by January 26

The “convenience” option: Four Points by Sheraton – 360-671-1011

The “upscale” option: Chrysalis Inn & Spa – 1-888-808-0005

  • $169/night + tax
  • Call for reservation
  • Mention “WWU Children’s Literature Conference” rate

These options will always be accessible via the “Lodging” tab on the nErDcamp Bellingham blog.

See you!

October Book Post – Duke

17265217UPDATE! We’ll be Skyping with author Kirby Larson at our Oct. 29 meeting! Huzzah! Hope you can make it!

Here we go again, guys! We are off and running on another year of TMC Guys Read. This club never gets old. It will be a good year.

Our first book is Duke, by Kirby Larson. This is a great, great World War II historical fiction book, set in Seattle. Kirby lives in Washington, and is a real friend of readers everywhere. She is a historical fiction master. I think you’ll love Duke.

We will meet at the end of October to talk books, eat treats, and have fun! Can’t wait!

Keep reading!

Meeting: Thursday, October 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the library

PS – If you loved Duke, you should read Kirby’s companion book, Dash. It is another Seattle World War II dog and kid story, but from a whole different side of the war impact.

TMC IBRG 4/30/15 – Marmotting around

Hey, readers! Hello, SMS Guys Read. We hope you enjoyed your track out.

We are still plugging along with The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett and Jory John. Inspired by SMS’s shadow tail antics, we worked up some posters about our own state mammal, the Olympic marmot. Check it out!

Here are some pics of our posting:

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Keep reading!

April Book Post – The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Cover © Scholastic, Inc.

Cover © Scholastic, Inc.

Welcome back to TMC Guys Read Cohen Reads. You can thank your pal Cohen for keeping your monthly club going.

You can thank you pal Cohen for this month’s book, too. April is guys’ choice month, which basically meant Cohen’s choice, since he was the only one at the last meeting. And he’s picked a good one.

Our April book is The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. We’ve read this several times before in Guys Read. It’s definitely a favorite.

It really was Cohen who saved your club. I was ready to stop the monthly meetings since attendance has been so poor, but he insisted that we keep on. Don’t let him (and me) down! I hope you will rejoin us for the last two months. I have a grand finale planned for May, so you’ll want to be in the know!

Keep reading!

Meeting: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the library

TMC IBRG 3/19/15 – Pranksters’ Oath

Hey there, foolees and foolers. We met again this week to continue our read of The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett and Jory John and Kevin Cornell. We are definitely enjoying the heck out of it. We met also, of course, to do some scheming and to make a video.

We had a good little discussion about what kinds of pranks and what kind of timing of pranks would maximize amusement while minimizing “trouble.” I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous about it. I also laid down the law a bit about pranking outside of our club-designed and club-approved “work.”

Anyways, we did do some prank planning, we’ve got lots of good ideas, and plan to put our first prank into action on that true prankster’s holiday, April Fool’s Day.

Can’t wait to see what SMS Guys Read gets up to.

Next week, we’ll also be talking a bit about marmots. More on that soon.

Keep reading!

TMC IBRG – What kind of kid are you?

Hello there, IBRGers. We are back with another video. After our friends at SMS Guys Read told what kind of kids they are, we responded in kind. Quick after school teacher meetings prevented us from taking the Pranksters’ Oath last week, but we will do that on Thursday. Keep reading!


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