Thursday, January 26, 2012

Girl's Book Club

A neighborhood friend of my daughter's started a book club for girls. Let's just say it totally rocks. They chose this perfection of a classic to get started:

If you haven't read this aloud with your children (ages 2nd-5th grade is best) pick it up today at your library. Jean Craighead George's website is a wealth of knowledge, too. While at the library, look for this companion piece:

Hermiones live at the library. 

xoxo Michele 

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Amy Sullivan said...

We have a neighborhood book club too! It's been loads of fun, and you know what? I've never blogged about it (So good idea!).

We've read all kinds of faves from my time and from now. My favorite old school books have been Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because we made some fodue while discussing, and right now we are reading Rules. Hands down, my book of the year.

Michele said...

I have just put your recommendation - Rules - on hold at our library, thank you, Amy! No matter how much time I spend reading and at the library there's still so many amazing books out there that I've yet to hear of. Love it.

Sheila said...

What a fun way to encourage your daughter to read! thanks for the book suggestion. Always looking for good books for my littlest one.

I am LOVD said...

When my son was in 2nd and 3rd grade, I started a book club at school and it was awesome. I always had the snack related to the book and we took a field trip to something pertaining to the book. Now that my son is at his new school, the book club has disbanded but somedays, I miss it. We had some great picks!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Some of my favorite books, still, are the ones I read in my preteen/early teen years! :)

Have you read any of the Flavia De Luce books by Alan Bradley? I just finished the first one and loved it!!

Michele said...

Thank you, Sheila! My daughter is LOVING this book and I'm enjoying it more now than I did when I read it as a child.

Lilly, please share your fave book club selections - even if the selections are a few years (or many years) old - some of those are the best.

I'm so thrilled that the girls chose this classic out of thousands of possibilities. Your local library may have a book club for your son - there is always something going on at ours, I can't keep up with it all - although I love trying. :)

Frances, how have I missed Alan Bradley? I can't wait to read these. Should I start with "The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie"? Can I read them aloud with my kids, or are they truly for adults?

xoxo michele