Kids at Greenlight

Join Greenlight's next virtual event for kids (and read on for more)!

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 PM ET
Young Readers Book Group with Jackie
Discussion of Song for a Whale

Led (virtually!) by bookseller Jackie, our Young Readers Book Group meets quarterly and is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, reading and discussing great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. For May, the group discusses Lynne Kelly’s Schneider Family Book Award-winning Song for a Whale. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him? Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves.

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Greenlight's Programming for Kids

Like all of our events, Greenlight's children's programming has now moved online!
* Join us for virtual story time with picture book authors every Saturday at 11:30 AM (Eastern)
* Check our Book Groups page for online discussion groups for all ages, including our Young Readers Book Group!
* Check our Events Calendar for details and registration links for all events.

Video Series for Kids

For connecting with children's book authors while learning remotely, check out our video interview series made just for kids! In Authors Spill the Beans, Greenlight Bookseller Ben Hoffman sits down (virtually!) with authors writing for middle graders—it's a great resource for parents and teachers to share with their students, and includes writing tips and insights for being creative while stuck at home (plus some silly clips and sound effects for kids too!).

 


Book Recommendations for Kids

Searching for the perfect picture book? A middle grade classic in the making? Here you'll find some of Greenlight's favorite books for young people this season. We hope it's a good starting place for your online browsing!