Mayor Buddy’s Book Club

Mayor Buddy's Book Club

By encouraging leisure time reading and creative expression, this initiative will improve literacy in our community by making reading fun.

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school—even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom. So much more than they can say.

Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance's sketchbook. But one night the ink of his drawings runs together—and then leaps off the page! This small burst of creativity is about to change everything. Ethan finds him first. Inkling has absorbed a couple chapters of his math book—not good—and the story he's supposed to be illustrating for school—also not good. But Inkling's also started drawing the pictures to go with the story—which is amazing! It's just the help Ethan was looking for! Inkling helps the rest of the family too—for Sarah he's a puppy. And for Dad he's a spark of ideas for a new graphic novel. It's exactly what they all want.

It's not until Inkling goes missing that this family has to face the larger questions of what they—and Inkling—truly need.  

Past Books

2021
January - February
Marcus Vegas Doesn't Speak Spanish

2020 
January - February
A Whole New Ball Game
 
March - May
Cosmic Commando
 

June - July
Survivor Diaries: Overboard!

August - September
The Ambrose Deception

November - December
New Kid by Jerry Craft