We Be Book N' Tween Book Club: Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cotterll Boyce
The We Be Book N' Book Club is a book club suitable for children aged 8-14. We meet every third Monday evening of each month in the Storyroom of the Children's Department at 6 PM. Titles range from fiction and fantasy to non-fiction, history, and culture, and even includes some popular graphic novels! Hard copies of each title are available at the library for checkout on the Book Club Shelf on the first floor of the library.
This month we are reading: July 18th—Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cotterll Boyce, 321 pp., recommended reader age, 8-12.
Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik—a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved.