The Purple Door Book Club (middle grade)

Calling all readers around the ages of 8-12! Join The Purple Door Book Club once a month at Wild Rumpus to talk about books. We meet after the store closes, one Sunday a month at 5:30PM.
Mention that you're a member of The Purple Door Book Club for a 20% discount on all of the books we discuss.
Future dates and the books we'll be discussing are listed below. (Sometimes we'll have free copies of upcoming titles for our book club members. Those titles are noted below.)
Questions? Email or call the store at 612-920-5005 and ask for Linda or Kara.
Sunday, October 27, 5:30PM: The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Sunday, November 17, 5:30PM: Coo by Kaela Noel


Sunday, 27 October 2019 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 17 November 2019 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 12 January 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 9 February 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 5:30pm
The Okay Witch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534431454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything!

Magic is harder than it looks.

Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself.

In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.

Coo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062955975
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 3rd, 2020

Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same.

Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all.

Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But his name is short for “cognitive development,” and he was built to learn.

But after an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in an unknown lab—and Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him, is nowhere to be found. Surrounded by scientists who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog recruits four robot accomplices for a mission to find her.

Cog, ADA, Proto, Trashbot, and Car’s journey will likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find his way back to Gina.

In this charming stand-alone adventure, Greg van Eekhout breathes life and wisdom into an unforgettable character and crafts a story sure to earn its place among beloved classics like Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.

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