Tag Archives: historical fiction

June Dive | Splash into Suspense by Gary Blackwood – ‘Curiosity’ or ‘The Shakespeare Stealer’

Summer sneaks up on Deep Blue Readers with two suspense-filled titles by Gary Blackwood – Curiosity and The Shakespeare Stealer. Check out the summaries and exploration links below, then choose the book that most pulls you under its spell! Or let both capture your imagination as days (and late nights) of summer reading take over. Deep Blue Readers will meet […]

May Dive | Claim your ticket! All aboard ‘The Boundless’ by Kenneth Oppel

Once you board The Boundless, you won’t want to stop until the train reaches its destination! Kenneth Oppel‘s fast-paced adventure rolls across the Canadian landscape with help from seven miles of moving train cars during the Era of Steam Travel. Once again, Oppel proves himself to be one of the premier writers of action and adventure for a middle-grade […]

April Dive | Dare to Enter ‘The Traitors’ Gate’ by Avi

Newbery Award winning author Avi visits Stillwater Public Library for a talk and book-signing on Tuesday, April 7 @ 6:30pm. It’s an incredible chance to meet this champion of middle grades historical fiction! In coordination with his visit, Deep Blue Readers are picking up The Traitors’ Gate (2007) by Avi for our April book selection, with book club meeting Sunday, April 26 @ 1:30pm. John thinks […]

February Dive | ‘The Birchbark House’ by Louise Erdrich

History comes to life in Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature in 1999. It earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was a Jane Addams Children’s Honor Book, and received the WILLA award for YA Fiction. Omakayas, sole survivor of a smallpox epidemic, is rescued as an infant by a courageous woman […]

Location, Parking Info for November | ‘Countdown’ by Deborah Wiles

Welcome to the 1960s! It’s Dive Time for the Deep Blue Readers on Sunday, November 23, our final meeting for 2014. Related to the ongoing renovations at Valley Bookseller, our meeting location this month is at Mara Mi, 201 Main Street S., in downtown Stillwater. We’ll gather at 1:30pm, our usual time, near the front of the […]

DBR Announces Fall Book Picks, October Author Visit, Location Change During Valley Bookseller Construction

As kids slide through the last weeks of Summer before school begins, the Dive Team at Deep Blue Readers is getting excited about Fall 2014.  Even the title of this blog entry is a lot to take in all at once! And you’ll definitely want to know how Fall construction at Valley Bookseller will affect our meeting location. […]