Our Middle Reader's book club is specifically designed for readers between the ages of 8 and 11 years old.
April's selection is The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle.
"Doyle's prose explodes with lyrical language as she deftly explores themes of loss, guilt, and how memory weighs on one's soul. . . . Doyle proves with this exquisite debut that she is a middle-grade fiction author to watch, and readers can look forward to the continuing adventures of the Storm Keeper." --Booklist, starred review
"Doyle infuses every aspect of the novel with the richness of Irish folklore and culture: readers will be captivated by descriptions of the Island's beauty and magical history . . . [a] modern yet timeless fantasy." --School Library Journal, starred review
"Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle." --School Library Connection, starred review
"The engaging construction of magical time travel and Doyle's beautifully descriptive prose will enchant those looking for an atmospheric magical adventure." --BCCB
"Irish legends collide with modern times in a fast-paced, magical tale about the ordinary becoming extraordinary. . . . A distinctive fantasy with depth, humor, and heart." --Kirkus Reviews
"Magical in every way." --Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
"Imaginative and exhilarating." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me
"Catherine Doyle is one to watch." --Lauren Wolk, Newbery Honor author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea