Roundtable Reading: The Girl Who Built a Spider by George Brewington

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Reading led by

    former librarian, Berkeley Unified School District

Much to her surprise, Theresa Brown wins the Charleston County Middle School Science Fair. The prize is the opportunity of a lifetime—a summer in the laboratory of celebrated scientist Dr. Flax, who claims his inventions are going to help stop climate change and make the world a better place. Along with the second- and third-place finishers of the science fair, Theresa is whisked off to a world of robots, excitement, and danger. Are Dr. Flax’s claims true? And can Theresa and her friends get to the bottom of the mysteries of his laboratory?

About Roundtable Reading

At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up promptly at 2 o’clock, ready to read!

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