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The Newspaper Club

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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Learn what it means to be a journalist in this fun, fast-paced new middle grade series about a club of kid reporters by an award-winning author.

Shortly after Nellie Murrow, named for one of the fiercest journalists who ever lived and daughter of two (former) newspaper reporters, move to sleepy Bear Creek, Maine, rumors of vandalism and attacks at the
Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: March 10th 2020 by Running Press Kids
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Wendi Lee
Nellie and her mom have just moved to a small town in Maine called Bear Creek. Moving is not the only change in Nellie's life - her mom has stopped being a newspaper reporter and is now writing a novel at home, and her father is in Asia, at least according to Nellie. Nellie is supposed to be instant BFFs with the daughter of her mom's college friend, but instead she decides to follow in her reporter parents' footsteps, and starts a newspaper club.

By recruiting other kids for the club and solving
Ms. Yingling
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Nellie Murrow has moved from the big city to a small town since her mother was downsized from her newspaper job and her father is working in Asia. Her mother's best friend, Ms. Kim-Franklin, lives there, and Nellie is supposed to be friends with her daughter, Min, who is a year younger, given to wearing a lot of ruffles, and rather annoying. She meets another new neighbor, Thom, who lives nearby with his mothers, and soon decides that she needs to start a newspaper
Violet Sinclair
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of THE NEWSPAPER CLUB via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Beth Vrabel is one of my all time favorite contemporary authors. Having read and enjoyed all of her books, it’s hard not to consider her a favorite. And she delivers every single time.

While THE NEWSPAPER CLUB may not have been as good as BRINGING ME BACK and CALEB AND KIT, it was still a great start to what seems to be a promising series.

Another thing Beth Vrabel always delivers on is
Yasmeena Elmahdy
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC of THE NEWSPAPER CLUB from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

4.5 Stars


This installment by Beth Vrabel sure delivered, and the ending really set up the next one in the series!

One thing I really loved and couldn’t ignore was the representation. It was rumored that Nellie was autistic, which is great! Also, I love it how Beth Vrabel incorporated Asian representation with Min. That’s very rare in especially middle grade books, and the fact that Beth
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Melanie Dulaney
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beth Vrabel’s realistic fiction is true to the lives of my middle grade students and those a bit older. From her a Pack of Dorks series with its group of interesting yet unpopular students just trying to find their place to “Reckless Club” and its far different cast of kids making a difference in themselves and the residents of a local nursing home, she has her finger on what young people everywhere are thinking, feeling, and living. “The Newspaper Club” has city grown Nellie relocating to ultra ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The opening book in The Newspaper Club series drew me in right away because of the diverse cast of well-rounded characters, the emotional complexity of the protagonist Nellie, and the teachable moments from the newspaper world which are woven into the story. Between the teacher’s guide, glossary and information threaded organically throughout, this book is a great educational tool for the classroom. This book introduces an intriguing crew of kids who readers will look forward to following in the ...more
Andria Sedig
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I thought this was a really cute and fun Middle Grade mystery read that had a diverse cast of characters. It was on the shorter side but I still felt like there was some natural character growth and progression in the story.Definitely recommend for younger readers! ...more
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Beth Vrabel is the author of Cyblis-nominated Caleb and Kit, ILA award-winning A Blind Guide to Stinkville, JLG-selection A Blind Guide to Normal, and The Reckless Club and Pack of Dorks series. She can't clap to the beat nor be trusted near Nutella. Beth loves traveling around the country to meet with young readers and writers, sharing a message of grit, resiliency and heart.