We had some great book nominations at the November meeting. We are going to try something a little different for the January Book Club: Musical Chair Book Sampling. This won’t take up much time at the end of our meeting but should be a fun way to pick a favorite, while exposing students to different authors and genres. Each student will have about 3 minutes to read from a book before changing chairs and reading from the next book. Our book selections are:
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
A book from the Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Nancy Drew and the Case of the Sneaky Snowman by Carolyn Keene
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Holes by Louis Sachar
These are all Juvenile Fiction content and are roughly a 2nd to 4th grade reading level with wide appeal. They were selected by the students and I am pleased with the variety of excellent choices! (I will have an alternate book available, if a parent would like to substitute for any reason.)
The Young Adult Homeschoolers had some great recommendations. By popular demand our November reading selection is Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Get busy reading because you won’t want to miss our “Scavenger Hunt for the Ring” next month!
Our brainstorming session yielded these results. Now is your chance to vote on your favorite name.
Today was the kick-off for the new book clubs. Thank you to all of the students who submitted book reviews. Judging by recommendations, the 3rd-5th graders have a real sense of adventure! Kids, please vote for your favorite soon. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 15th. Click the title for Goodreads reviews for these books: Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters, Summer of the Monkeys, Where the Red Fern Grows, Wings of Fire
We’re in the planning stages of the 3rd-5th and 6th-9th grade book clubs. Parents and high school teens, if you would like to help lead one of the book discussions please give us a call at the library (706) 367-8012 or email us at email@example.com. At this first club meeting students will be voting on a book selection to read for November. We encourage them to write a review for a couple of their favorites to bring to the meeting. Here is the Book Review form to get them started. Blank forms will also be available at the beginning of the meeting. Remember, the books with the most persuasive reviews will probably get the most votes. So students, do your best and pick books that really excite you!