Middle Grade Book Club

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Our Middle Grade Book Club (ages 8-13) continues on Saturday, November 10 at 3 PM! Our next read will be HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS by Sophie Anderson.

How it works:

1. Purchase a copy of HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS from the store for your middle grader.

2. Middle grader reads the book!

3. Come to the store for a book club discussion with fellow readers, facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director Joy.

Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story. Light refreshments will be provided. Books available for purchase through the store.

More about the book:

All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with. 

But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties -- and no playmates that stick around for more than a day. 

So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her -- even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife. 

About the author:

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She currently lives in England's Lake District with her husband and enjoys the freedom of homeschooling her three children, walking, canoeing, and daydreaming. She loves to write stories inspired by different folklores, cultures, and landscapes. The House with Chicken Legs is her first novel.

The House With Chicken Legs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338209969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - September 25th, 2018