Virtual Roundtable Reading: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Reading led by

    Jennifer Gordon is the librarian at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley.

Young readers are invited to read aloud to each other the opening chapters of a good book. We will read from on-screen text for about forty-five minutes. A few days later, children who participated in the session will get a copy of the book in the mail to continue reading at home. Sign up for this event on Wednesday, January 6 or Thursday, January 7, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of Saturday, January 9.

Badger is a quiet, solitary geologist intent on his important rock work. Skunk is an outgoing, friendly, unwelcome new roommate. They have nothing in common. Aunt Lula must have been crazy to suggest it—this is never going to work out! But the more time they spend together, the more they learn about each other. Maybe they have more in common than they realized, and maybe being roommates is just what they both needed. What if making friends means opening up to new possibilities, however unexpected? The story is enriched with stunning illustrations by Jon Klassen.