Real Men Read

The Mustache Killers is the new Guys Read field office at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. What is it? Hang out, snarf snacks and meet new characters–real and fictional–at this book club just for gents, age 8- to 12-years-old.

Wanna be a part of the fun and mayhem? Call 785-580-4565 and ask for Jason. And remember: No parents, no girls allowed…JUST GUYS!

In the meantime, have a blast reading these great books handpicked by members of the Mustache Killers.

Zach: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe
In the book that started the popular Bunnicula series, we follow Pete’s pets, Harold the dog and Chester the cat, as they try to solve the mystery of the bunny that’s draining all the vegetables in the Monroe household.

Austin: Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe
Oh, the horror! When the author of FlashCrawlers, M.T. Graves, visits the Monroe house with his pet, Edgar Allan Crow. Things get scary for Harold and Chester when Bunnicula disappears.

Kaiden: The Fifth Garfield Treasury by Jim Davis
Garfield the famous feline, Odie the dimwitted dog, and Jim the harebrained human are back in this big collection of the most comical of Sunday comics.

Elliot: Frindle by Andrew Clements
To impress his tricky teacher, Mrs. Granger, Nick invents a new word and gets the whole class to use it. Eventually the whole world adopts the word, and it makes it into the dictionary. Did Mrs. Granger have a role in word’s success?

Noah: The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey
The first in the Last Dragon Chronicles, David stay in a boardinghouse full of clay dragons. Liz, the boardinghouse owner, makes a dragon for David, and it and the story of Liz’s family inspires his writing.

Sloan: Julius Caesar (graphic novel adaptation) by Richard Appignanesi
This action-packed graphic novel retells Shakespeare’s tale if political intrigue and deadly betrayal.

Zachary: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
The I Survived series chronicles fascinating stories from history. This edition tells of the shark attacks off the New Jersey shore through the eyes of a young boy who discovers first-hand the truth of the tale.

Jason Lamb

Jason is the tween librarian, a children's advocate, and a new Kansan. When he's not a librarian, he's a father to twin girls and a singleton dog.