Savvy's Spring Break Book Club

Whether you’re hitting the beach or hanging around the house over spring break, you’ll need a few good books to get by. When you hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored,” use the opportunity to turn off the screens and have everyone pull out a good book. Here are a few recommendations for readers of all ages from William F. Laman Public Library.

For the Kids

Children’s New Release
“The Metropolitans” by Carol Goodman The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four 13-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking brave souls to track down the hidden pages of a time-bending, ancient book that holds the key to preventing a second attack. (Ages 10+)

Children’s Classic
“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg and Charles’ scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel. (Ages 8+)

For Mom

Adult Classic
“Outlander” by Diane Gabaldon Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny is soon intertwined with a dashing warrior and his clan in 18th-century Scotland.

Adult New Release
“Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid With their country in civil war, Nadia and Saeed find a door said to whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price.