Readings are for both adults and another set for 3rd-6th grade (pre-teen readers). Then there will be a showcased picture book here in the Nature Center as well for our little friends who come and visit the animals during the day. This year our books all have a bit of magic in them. We figured life is a bit hard and we could all use a little escape. Plus the Nature Center is often described as a haven of magic so we thought we should read books that fit our gathering spot.
January: The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)
By: Lev Grossman
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man
practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY.
“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a
glass of weak tea. . . Hogwarts was never like this.”
February: The Name of the Wind
By: Patrick Rothfuss
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic
fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of
Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda
March:The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel
By: Erika Johansen
Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this
epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead
mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen,
a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.
And Emma Watson is supposed to play the lead role when it
comes out on the big screen.
April: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
By: Sy Montgomery (Author), Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the
personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who
have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and lifeaffirming
memoir featuring illustrations Understanding someone
who belongs to another species can be transformative.
May: The Girl Who Drank the Moon , Winner of the 2017
By: Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an
offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this
sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the
witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a
wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon.
June: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Vintage
By: Karen Russell
In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling
author of Swamplandia! takes us to the ghostly and magical
swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are
reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling
alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab
And I’ll see you the final Thursday of each month at 5:30 with some hot chocolate by the fireplace. This event is open to all members of the community and free of charge.