Now Discussing: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

9781419311291Have you finished reading Mary Mapes Dodge’s classic Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates? Good, because discussions start now! Head on over to our Facebook page to join the conversation!

And don’t forget to register your library for a chance to win a free classics audiobook collection, valued at $1,000! The next winner will be selected at the end of December. See the Contest tab for details.

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Dracula Contest Winner

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Congratulations to the September/October Dracula contest winner Manhattan Public Library in Kansas! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000! The winning comment came from Karolinde Birdwell Wilson. Thank you to all who participated in our discussions!

Another winner will be selected at the end of December. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter (and make sure you register your library here to be eligible!).

Now Reading: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

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We just finished discussing Dracula by Bram Stoker. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for November/December, a classic of children’s literature for over a century, Mary Mapes Dodge’s Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates!

Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize-a pair of shiny silver skates-he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins.

Check out Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In December, we’ll post questions on Facebook about the book for you to discuss—just in time for the holidays!

Ethan Frome Contest Winner

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Congratulations to the July/August Ethan Frome contest winner Piedmont Valley Library in South Dakota! They have won a free classics audiobook collection valued at $1,000! The winning comment came from Heather Aker. Thank you to all who participated in our discussions!

Another winner will be selected at the end of October. Click the Contest tab on our blog for details on how to enter (and make sure you register your library here to be eligible!).

Now Reading: Dracula

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We just finished discussing Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for September/October, Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

The vampire novel that started it all, Bram Stoker’s Dracula probes deeply into human identity, sanity, and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England-an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his “Master” – culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversarie.

Check out Dracula in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In October, we’ll post questions on Facebook about the book for you to discuss—just in time for Halloween!