The Losers Club (Paperback)
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The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love!
Sixth grader Alec can’t put a good book down.
So when Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn’t a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec’s club—including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like—Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting.
With The Losers Club, Andrew Clements brings us a new school story that’s a love letter to books and to reading and that reminds us that sometimes the best stories are the ones that happen off the page—our own!
Praise for The Losers Club!
* "Clements’s latest is engaging and funny. A laugh-out-loud first purchase for all middle grade collections, and a solid read-aloud choice for classrooms."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Clements is out to celebrate reading in all its obsessiveness, and...tosses in shout-outs to a passel of other writers. [The Losers Club] gives fried bookworms everywhere the satisfaction of knowing that friends may desert them (if only temporarily) but books never will. "—The New York Times
Praise for Andrew Clements!
“Clements is a genius.” —The New York Times
“We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven’t loved.” —The Washington Post
About the Author
Andrew Clements is the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved modern classic Frindle, which has sold over six million copies, won nineteen state awards (and been nominated for thirty-eight!), and been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Called the “master of school stories” by Kirkus Reviews, Andrew is now the author of over eighty acclaimed books for kids. He lives in Maine with his wife, Becky. They have four grown sons and two rascally cats. Visit Andrew online at andrewclements.com.
Praise for The Losers Club
Winner of the Rhode Island Children's Book Award (2019)
Winner of the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council: Children's Choices List (2018)
* "Clements's latest is engaging and funny. A laugh-out-loud first purchase for all middle grade collections, and a solid read-aloud choice for classrooms." —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Clements is out to celebrate reading in all its obsessiveness. . . . [The Losers Club] gives fried bookworms everywhere the satisfaction of knowing that friends may desert them (if only temporarily) but books never will." —The New York Times
"I LOVED this book . . . Five stars. I cannot wait to talk about this when we head back to school next year. I think my fifth graders are going to love it." —Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of the Nerdy Bookclub
"Best-selling author of beloved school stories, Clements (Frindle, 1998) celebrates readers, inclusion, and the joy of discovering new books. Refreshing and empowering." —Booklist
"Readers will instantly relate to Alec's passion and plight, and Clements once again effectively taps into the challenges of middle school social politics and mapping out one's identity. This empathetic coming-of-age journey makes it clear how limiting and pointless labels can be, and that both books and real life have quite a bit to offer." —Publishers Weekly
"Readers will cheer Alec on....Another upbeat, modern school story sure to please fans and teachers." —Kirkus Reviews
A Kansas William White Master List Selection (2018 & 2019)
An Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Nominee (2019)
A California Young Reader Medal Nominee (2019)
A Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee (2019)
A Virginia Young Readers Program Award Nominee (2019)
A Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award Nominee (2019)
A Missouri Mark Twain Award Nominee (2019)
An Oregon Reader’s Choice Award Nominee (2019)
Praise for Andrew Clements!
"Clements is a genius." —New York Times
"We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven't loved." —The Washington Post
* "The master of the . . . feel-good school story." —Kirkus, Starred Review