Hooked on Books Club (Grades 3-5)



The “Hooked on Books Club” will meet on Tuesday, October 14th during recess.  We will be reading Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, or Does It?  by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.  This is a 2015 Bluestem nominee and the first in the Hank Zipzer series.  Students should have the book read before our meeting date so that we can discuss the entire book.

For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. First of all, he gets called to the principal’s office on the very first day of school. Then the first assignment his teacher gives him is to write five paragraphs on “What You Did This Summer.” Hank is terrified – writing one good sentence is hard for him, so how in the world is he going to write five whole paragraphs? Hank comes up with a plan: instead of writing what he did on vacation, he’ll show what he did. But when Hank’s “living essay” becomes a living disaster, he finds himself in detention. Strangely enough, however, detention ends up becoming a turning point in his life

Students can check this book out of our school library or the public library.  If you would like Mrs. Susina to order a copy of the book for you, please send $6 (cash if possible) to school by Friday, September 19th.  This will allow enough time for the books to arrive and for your child to have the book read by our club date.  

Hard copies will go home to students this week, but you can also download the RSVP form here: oct hooked on books

See Henry and Lin talk about the Hank Zipzer series in the video below!


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