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.
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