ReadWaves Book Club

Fragile’s live online book club is for children and their parents to discuss their favorite middle-grade reads. Members select their favorite book every month and Fragile moderates a group discussion about likes and dislikes, plot lines, characters, themes and more in an informal setting.

Contact Fragile to join or to sign up for a one-pager with discussion highlights.

Reading now!

This book series kept coming back as a recommendation from the book club members.

Book recommendations from members
  • Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  • The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Winterhouse by Ben Guterson (author), Chloe Bristol (illustrator)
  • Inside out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai
April 2023

This is a twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch. What a fun segue this is into Greek Mythology and the art of retelling an old classic! Learn about King Midas from The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection.

Book recommendations from members
  • The Giver by Lois Lawry
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Inbali Iserles
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
  • Forest of Secrets: Warriors (Book #3) by Erin Hunter
  • The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1) by Jaimal Yogis and Vivian Truong
March 2023


In Wish, Barbara O’Connor intended to inspire young readers to think about friends that are different from them. Learn more.

Book recommendations from members
  • Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends) by David Stabler and Doogie Horner
  • Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
  • Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
  • Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
January 2023
February 2023
Book recommendations from members
  • Foxcraft series by Inbali Iserles
  • Menagerie series by Kari Sutherland and Tui T. Sutherland
  • Guardians of Ga’Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky
  • Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson
  • Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends) by Tui T Sutherland
  • Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends) by Tui T Sutherland
  • The Magical Ms. Plum by Bonny Becker (author) and Amy Portnoy (illustrator)
  • Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Humphrey series by Betty G. Birney