North Wales Library

Students Discuss Books

Welcome to the North Wales "Students Discuss Books" Club!  This club was established as a forum for young readers to openly discuss various age-appropriate books in a relaxed group setting.  This book club is open to anyone in Grades 5 through 8 and meets on the first and third Thursday of the month from March to November.  Although participation is free, we do require pre-registration so we can provide a sufficient number of books for distribution.  You can register by calling or stopping by the North Wales Library.

We would like to thank our Corporate Sponsor, The Willow Grove Bank, for use of their facility at the North Wales branch and for providing financial support for this program.  We sincerely appreciate this community outreach effort by the Willow Grove Bank.  Further information about the bank can be found at their web-site.

Meeting Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from March through November

Time:  6:30 - 7:30

Location: North Wales Borough Hall
Second Floor




Registration is required. Books are provided and there is no fee.





Meeting Photos!!








 Sept 2006

June 2006

May 2006


Ben and Me


Blue Fingers a Ninja Tale


April 2005

March 2005


by Anna Myers

The Big Wave

By Pearl Buck

November 2004

October 2004

Among the Hidden

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Escape to West Berlin by Maurine Dahlberg

September 2004

August 2004

My Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

Stefan's Story

by Valerie Hobbs

July 2004

The group thought that this book was very interesting and was enjoyable to read.  Jellybean the Clown was a hit at the discussion group and the students liked getting the balloon animals.   group looks forward to reading the next book in the Lion Boy trilogy!

Lion Boy

by Zizou Corder

June 2004

The section of the book dealing with the war was very compelling and the kids liked the characters.  Special guest Paul Rorer provided a first-hand account of the Vietnam War and what it was like to live through those trying times.

Stand Tall by Joan Bauer

May 2004

Over the Edge & other National Park Mysteries by Skurzynski & Ferguson

The kids enjoyed reading these mysteries.  The National Park Ranger, William Lange, and his wife were on-hand to contribute to the discussion of our National Parks.

April 2004

"Out of the Dust" was a poetry book about a family during the Great Depression of the 1930's.  Most of the Students found the book very revealing about that period of American History.  Two special guests (Ruth and Roger Wardlow) from the local area spoke to the students about their experiences during the Great Depression.

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

March 2004

Our exciting start of 2004!  We were honored to have Mr. Iqbal come to discuss Pakistan!  It was very enjoyable. The delicacies Mr. Iqbal brought to share were a big hit!

Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo

Caroline Lawrence came to North Wales in November 2003 as her only stop in Eastern US!  She spent time at North Wales Elementary School and at Barnes & Noble for a booksigning.  She was also the featured guest at the Students Group will meeting.


This Roman Mystery Adventure, the 5th in the series, features a ragged stranger and the prospect of losing her family's fortune lead Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Lupus, and Nubia to a seaside villa where possible danger and treasure are close at hand.

November 2003

The Dophins of Laurentum by Caroline Lawrence

October 2003

In this timely holiday classic, the students read the tale of Icabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.  The highlight of this month's discussion group was to attend a one-man production of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow performed by Neill Hartley at the North Wales Elementary School on October 24, 2003!!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

September 2003

Overall, the reaction to the book was mixed.  More people liked it than disliked it.  Mullet Fingers was a favorite character in the book.  A special guest brought an African Gray Parrot to show the students about birds and their habits.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen