~Book Wurmple's Club~

Are you a book worm? Then, join the Book Wurmple's Club! Here we discuss a different book every few months. Support your local libraries and book shop around the corner. Millions of books wait for you to discover them!

Our latest book is:

"Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls

Where the Red Fern Grows, a 1961 children's novel by Wilson Rawls, follows Billy Coleman and his two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann. Old Dan was strong, but Little Ann smart. Billy train them to be the best hunting team around. With the glory of success at hand, how can sadness be so close by? Read this heartwarming tale of loyalty and excitement every dog owner can relate to. A five-star book for decades, a classic all can enjoy!

If you enjoy this novel, check out a classic Wilson Rawl's book The Summer of Monkeys.

To join (or to suggest another book), leave a comment below. After you've read the book, feel free to join in the conversation and post your opinion.

Previous Books:

"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

The Giver, a 1993 children's novel by Lois Lowry, is based inside a controlled society devoid of emotion, pain, differences, and defects. When Jonas turns 12, everything he knows about his society changes. It is no longer a peaceful haven, it is a terrifying world desperate for control, sameness, and perfection. Follow his journey.

If you liked this book, you should try reading Lois Lowry's Gathering Blue.

Starred Series: "Warriors" by Erin Hunter

Book Summary: Rusty was an ordinary house cat that merely dreamed of hunting in the forest until one day is curiosity led him to the forests' border. There he made a choice to leave the comforts of the Twolegs' home for the adventures of being in the wild. In ThunderClan, Rusty, now known as Firepaw, is treated like an outsider. Though many mock his background as a kittypet, Bluestar, the leader, and Spottedleaf, the medicine cat, believe in him. They believe he is linked to saving all the forest Clans. As a prophecy's words--"Fire Alone Can Save Our Clan"--keep echoing, the Clan is forced to see that only Firepaw can save them, just as Bluestar believes. Is Firepaw really the light of the Clan and can he really save them? What must he save them from?

Island Book One: Shipwrecked by Gordon Korman

Book Summary: Will, Lyssa, Ian, JJ, Charla, and Luke are stuck on a boat on a program called CNC ("Charting A New Course") and they all have one thing in common: none of them want to be there. It doesn't matter what the reason for them being sent there--Will and Lyssa sent there because of sibling rivalry, Ian for watching too much TV, JJ for being a rich, spoiled brat, Charla for over-doing the acrobats, Luke for being framed with a gun in his locker-- they all want out. With the rude shipmate, Radford, and the easy-going captain, Cascaden, the crew of eight are suppose to learn to get along using teamwork, but a terrible storm and a big mistake changes their course and life completely. Suddenly, Luke, Ian, Will, and Charla find themselves shipwrecked and floating hopelessly in the ocean, without a clue where Lyssa and JJ are. Now, they are stuck with each other and cooperation can mean life or death.

If you read the first book of this exciting trilogy, pick up the second book of Island: Survival.

"Bridge To Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson

Book History: Bridge to Terabitha takes readers to another land... a land of imagination. This journey to Terabithia takes on many levels. Originally written for Katherine's son David, this sad, but heart-warming book is a Newbery Winner and has been in circulation for over 30 years! In 2007, the book was again reprinted for the movie Bridge to Terabithia.

Book Summary: Jesse Aaron's goal was too be the fastest kid in school. He'd be eagerly waiting for the first day of school when he would get to race at recess. When the race takes place, the new girl, Leslie Burke, beats them all. Running effortlessly to the finish line, Leslie shatters Jesse's hopes of winning. Little does he realize, Leslie will soon become his best friend. The two friends happen to be neighbors. When they come home from school they run into the forest where Leslie shows them a new world. With Jesse's art and Leslie's imagination, they create a world that Leslie calls "Terabithia." On Leslie's birthday, she gets a dog she calls Prince Terrian, the official Prince of Terabithia. As they create new characters in their world and expand their imagination, everything seems perfect. Then the day comes where Jesse wakes up and declares that it is the "perfect day." The perfect day is followed by the worst evening, as Jesse must content with a recent tragedy, he also is forced to remember the gift that Leslie has given him. It is up to him to build the bridge to Terabithia and share this gift with others.

If you read Terabithia and liked it, try this book by Katherine Paterson: "Lyddie".

"Eragon" by Christopher Paolini

Book Summary: Eragon is the first book of the "Inheritance Trilogy" by Christopher Paolini. In this adventure novel of fantasy and magic and suspense, readers will find themselves wanting more as they discover more plot twists. It takes place in a land called the Alegaesia where dragons haven't been seen for a long time. When an elf named Arya is cornered in a forest with a magical blue stone, she is forced to teleport it to safer grounds. In the outskirts of Carvahall, Eragon tracks down a deer in the forest when a strange smoke appears and he finds a blue stone. Not realizing that this blue stone is really a dragon egg, he takes it home, and soon finds that it hatches into a new baby dragon. When Eragon finds out that he has been chosen to be the next dragon rider and his dragon, Saphira, is going to help him, he must step up to the challenge. Eragon and Saphira travel with Brom, a local storyteller, to escape from the Ra'zac, minions of the evil ruler Galbatorix. As the three travel and train, Eragon learns what it means to be a real dragon rider and use magic.

If you read Eragon and liked it, try the next book in the series: "Eldest".

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