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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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!

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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.

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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!

TMC IBRG returns

We are back.  We are sorry. We will never abandon you again. Maybe.

We have finished Frank Einstein, and found it quite enjoyable. We took a peek at our Scholastic Book Order, and we’ve selected The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett (the first author TMC Guys Read ever Skyped with) and Jory John, as our next read. I’ve read it, and it’s pretty funny–about a good old-fashioned prank war. I’m looking forward to getting back into challenges, and I’m only a little nervous about the potential of our pranks getting a little crazy.

We will take the Pranksters’ Oath soon! In the meantime, keep reading!

February/March Book Post – The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

Cover Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Well. We are in a bit of a transition moment here at TMC Guys Read. After having only one person at the last meeting, we had no one show up to talk about The Rats of NIMH. So, we’re going to take February off and attempt to restart in March. I hope we have enough interest to continue.

Our next book is The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mac Barnett. We have read this book before, and Mac Barnett was even our very first author Skype, which started our whole double-sided tape thing. So, it is a momentous book in our history. Oh, and it is also a pretty hilarious mystery.

Check out the Brixton Brothers website.

I hope to see you in March! Keep reading!

Meeting: Thursday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the library

January Book Post – Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

nimhA little late getting this out, but here it is!

Our next book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien. This is a classic. I haven’t read it for a long time, so I’m excited to reread with the book club.

I hope you can make it to book club this time. Cohen and I had to eat all the treats ourselves last time. Which is delicious, but not quite as fun.

This book was made into a movie a while ago. I like the movie, but they also changed a lot of things from the book. Here is the trailer:

See you soon! Keep reading!

Meeting: Thursday, January 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the staff lounge


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