Kids & Companions

for 8-to-11-year-olds and an adult companion

Families reading together is one of our favorite things to encourage! In this group, kids and an adult reading partner of their choice read the same book each month and get together to discuss (yes, the adults too) in conversation that is always lively and enlightening. Email us at and we'll forward your information to Terra to be added to the email list!

Here's the latest from Terra:

I'm excited to keep reading and meeting together through the summer. Do your best to make these meetings, but of course I understand that summer vacations and plans may make some of these difficult. (But hey being on Zoom may make it easier!)

Our August meeting will take place Friday, August 19th at 6:30 on Zoom. We will be discussing Pony by R.J. Palacio

In September, we will be reading The Aquanaut by Dan Santat

In October, we will be reading Hide and Don't Seek by Anica Rissi

In November, we will be reading Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

In December, we will be reading Brother's Keeper by Julie Lee

Pony By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553508116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021


“Perfection.” –The Wall Street Journal

The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545497619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - March 1st, 2022

Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!

Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab.

Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories By Anica Mrose Rissi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063026964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

A contemporary collection of original short stories by Anica Mrose Rissi that is sure to elicit chills, laughs, and screams, even from the most devoted fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long…

A look-alike doll makes itself right at home…

Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) By Lesa Cline-Ransome Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823445820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.

Brother's Keeper By Julie Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823444205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - July 12th, 2022

With war looming on the horizon and winter setting in, can two children escape North Korea on their own?

Winner of the Freeman Book Award!

North Korea. December, 1950.