The 2023 Kids Reading Across RI Program book of the year is graphic novel The Aquanaut by Dan Santat!
About the Book:
Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab.
To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems -- inside lives a band of four goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand has evolved into something much darker than Sophia's dad had envisioned, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park's captive marine life before it's too late. (OLIS)
About the Program:
This is a program by registration ONLY! It will be open to 10 kids and sign up begins on July 3. Each child will receive a free copy of the book to keep as well as a reading guide. They must be finished with the book by July 21, as this is when we have our book talk. The book talk will be a 1 hour program in which we will spend the first half of the hour discussing the book and the second half of the hour on our art project: mini fish bowls!
*Each participant will receive 3 extra raffle tickets!*