JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes

Every year in February, Alice Rice travels from Wisconsin to Sanibel Island, Florida with her parents.

Returning to the beach cottage---a cottage named Scallop---where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice.

Who will see the first dolphin this time?  The first pelican?  What will have changed?  What will have stayed the same?  And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell?

Alice's friends are returning, too.  And she is certain her parents have the best party planned for her.  Alice can't wait.  If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect.  Will Alice be lucky this year?

Read this entertaining novel to find the answers to these questions, then join us for the book discussion and birthday cake.  We will meet on Thursday, February 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the youth department.