Tag Archives: science fiction

March Dive | ‘Ambassador’ with a visit from author William Alexander

It’s March, which brings Spring Break and days to dive into Ambassador by William Alexander, the next Deep Blue Readers book club selection and Young People’s Literature Finalist in this year’s Minnesota Book Awards. Physics lovers will enjoy this clever series opener—but so will those who enjoy comedy, politics, diplomacy or strange-looking aliens. – Starred Review, Kirkus We are […]

July Dive | Genre Exploration! What Makes a Book Science Fiction?

We’re looking forward to spending time with you and some excellent science fiction this month! As you wrap your tentacles around our July selections you should ask yourself: What makes a book science fiction? How do I know when a book fits this genre? Fantasy has enjoyed recent space on the Middle Grade shelves and at times these two genres fit […]

Tesser Well: Exploring the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle

Wishing all Deep Blue Readers a brilliant and book-filled start to 2014! We hope you enjoyed your school break and have put the recent extra cold Minnesota days to good use diving into the world of Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet. Now that our January gathering is so near we can tell you about some of the […]

November Dive | When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead + January Preview

We usually choose underwater or ocean-related photos with our regular DBR updates, but this night sky seemed more suited to the November dive selection. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009) is a Newbery and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning title that pays homage to the Madeleine L’Engle sci-fi classic, A Wrinkle in Time. When You Reach […]

September Dive | Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins + Optional Challenge Dive

Today marks the first anniversary of Deep Blue Readers! Thanks to you all — our divers and their parents / guardians — for your continuing support.  Join us today at Valley Bookseller at our usual time (1:30 – 2:30 pm) to discuss The Apothecary and celebrate our book club’s birthday!  Cake will be served. With […]