In the years since we established A CHILD’S FIRST BOOK CLUB, we have watched as its numbers and popularity have grown along with its readers. What started as a fun way to help parents build a home library of great picture books for their children has blossomed into a major operation with subscribers in sixteen states and new members signing up each month. But some of our young readers have been with us so long that they’re beginning to pick up chapter books and novels with less illustrations and more emphasis on fantastic storytelling. To meet the appetites and aspirations of these readers, we’re moving on with them to the next step: THE STORY FIRST BOOK CLUB for discerning young readers.
The audience for this book club will be kids in Grades 4-8, but of course it’s open to fans of great fiction of all ages. The new club will build on the successful formula from the original kids club. Every month subscribers will receive a signed first edition of a brand new book for young readers. The books will come with our customary pen pal letter, along with an invitation to meet and discuss the latest selection with other members in an afternoon gathering here at the store. Who knows – the authors themselves may join us!
To launch such an exciting new venture, we’ve picked a spectacular new book to match it: debut novelist Cassie Beasley’s CIRCUS MIRANDUS. It's the story of a boy named Micah and his Grandpa Ephraim. Grandpa used to entertain Micah with tales about a mythical circus he supposedly visited as a boy. But when Grandpa becomes seriously ill, he sends Micah on a fateful mission: find the real Circus Mirandus and seek out its greatest magician -- the Lightbender, who just might be able to save Grandpa's life before it's too late.
So join us as we embark together on this new adventure! Sign up today by calling Turnrow at 662.453.5995 or visiting us here in the store. See you this summer at Turnrow Books!