Kids' Book Club

Kids' Book Club with Deirdre Birmingham
Wednesday, May 30th, 5-6pm
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi

A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight. Kirkus Review

Life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo's old trike.

Wait--two skunks stole his trike?

Mateo is too big for that rusty kid toy. He has a cool, shiny new bike anyway. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect. And he's about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the thieves in the middle of the night

As Mateo protects his neighborhood, he also learns a few things about growing up and letting go.

Suggested Reading Level Grades 3-5.  (Parents or significant adults are welcome to browse and relax in the bookstore.)
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07028
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541514836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - March 1st, 2018