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The Losers Club

by Clements, Andrew, 1949-2019

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 3 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC CLEMENTS (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
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The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love

Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down.

So when Principal Vance lays down the law--pay attention in class, or else --Alec takes action. He can't lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn't a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec's club--including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like--Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it's just as interesting.

With The Losers Club, Andrew Clements brings us a new school story that's a love letter to books and to reading and that reminds us that sometimes the best stories are the ones that happen off the page--our own

Praise for The Losers Club
* "Clements's latest is engaging and funny. A laugh-out-loud first purchase for all middle grade collections, and a solid read-aloud choice for classrooms." -- School Library Journal , Starred Review

"Clements is out to celebrate reading in all its obsessiveness, and...tosses in shout-outs to a passel of other writers. The Losers Club] gives fried bookworms everywhere the satisfaction of knowing that friends may desert them (if only temporarily) but books never will. "-- The New York Times

Praise for Andrew Clements
"Clements is a genius." -- The New York Times

"We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven't loved." -- The Washington Post

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A best-selling author of beloved school stories, Clements (Frindle, 1998) celebrates readers, inclusion, and the joy of discovering new books. Alec starts sixth grade with two problems: he's not allowed to read in class anymore, and he's consigned to the extended day program after school. Solving both problems at once, Alec forms his own club and dubs it the Losers Club so people will leave him to read quietly with just a few fellow bookworms. What starts as an excuse for isolation turns into a social experiment of sorts that brings the extended day program together as Alec triumphantly rebrands the club's image: books do that they make us lose some ignorance, and lose some fear. And losing fear might mean losing some anger, too. This may be more appealing to book lovers like Alec, rather than reluctant readers like athletic Kent, but Clements' portrayal of a sensitive, honest boy who delights in the comfort and familiarity of rereading favorite books is refreshing and empowering.--Kling, Caitlin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sixth grader Alec Spencer spends most of his time reading-in real life he's harassed by his neighbor and former friend Kent, and books are a welcome escape. But Alec's constant reading is putting him in the academic danger zone (summer school is a distinct possibility). At the after-school program Alec is participating in, the options are to do homework, join a club, or create one; just sitting and reading isn't allowed. So he starts a club for silent reading and calls it the Losers Club to keep membership small, though he does invite new student Nina. But others soon want to join, and both Alec and Kent develop a crush on Nina. Inveterate readers will instantly relate to Alec's passion and plight, and Clements (The Map Trap) once again effectively taps into the challenges of middle school social politics and mapping out one's identity. This empathetic coming-of-age journey makes it clear how limiting and pointless labels can be, and that both books and real life have quite a bit to offer. Ages 8-12. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Clubs -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullying -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Gebauer, Christopher, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Chris Gebauer.
Audience 7-8.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781524782436
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