If there's one thing we've noticed at Riverbend, it's that the book is not dead. In fact, some of our most loyal and excited customers are our children. As soon as the school holidays start, we are inundated with these bright young things looking for something new and exciting to read while they have time off.
The Whipper Snappers Bookclubs are run by Jane Sullivan, and cater to children in years 5 to 6, with ages ranging from 9 to 11. They meet once a month on a Wednesday after from 4-4:45pm (dates in the calendar below).
Expression of Interest
Please register your interest below and Riverbend staff will notify you when space opens up in one of the groups you've selected.
Please note: joining our bookclubs requires an annual membership fee of $100, to be paid before you start in order to secure your place.
WHIPPER SNAPPERS - GRADES 5-6, 4PM
READ in march
After playing a forbidden spell-song to save a village from rats, 12-year-old piper Patch Brightwater is thrown in jail. But there he meets Wren - a noble girl under a rat-shaped curse - and together they befriend Barver, a fearsome dracogriff, and set off on a grand adventure filled with sorcerers, dragons, bandits...and one very deadly enemy. From the depths of the Tiviscan dungeons to the highest peak of Gemspar Mountain, this stunning book reminds us of the soaring joy of adventure, the captivating danger of magic, and of the delight of finding friends in unexpected places.
READing for april
A Great Escape by Felice Arena
Set in Cold War Germany, A Great Escape is a story of true-life heroism and the unbreakable bonds of family, by the acclaimed author of Fearless Frederic and The Boy and the Spy.
It's a great escape, but will Peter survive it?
When Peter's family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he's trapped. Everyone says he might never see his family again. But Peter has a courageous plan . . .