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Getting Kids To Read: The Parent-Child Book Club

Originally, this week’s posts were supposed to be devoted to kids and reading.  By the way, just this once, is it okay for me to refer to kids as "kids?" I ask because whenever parents, or teachers, casually refer to their b02541 Getting Kids To Read: The Parent Child Book Clubchildren/students as kids, it doesn’t bother me, one bit. Let me know on the "kid" issue.

Now, for my delayed post.

Okay, so I absolutely LOVE, and feel like doing somersaults (don’t picture that scene), when I get my hands on a book that serves as a USEFUL TOOL! It makes me giddy. You know those books. The ones you order 10 copies of and give them away as gifts. 

<—–Well…this is it!

The Parent-Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading by Melissa Stoller and Marcy Winkler, Horizon Line Publishing, NY, 2009)

Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a librarian, when it comes to motivating young learners to read, The Parent-Child Book Club has brilliant and easy-to-use suggestions. 

Stoller and Winkler walk you through the steps on how-to-start a book club, and EVERY page has its own resources and guidelines.  

Okay, are you ready?

Here are my favorite chapters:
Conducting the Book Club and the First Book Club Meeting
Theme-Related Projects, Activities, Puzzles, Games…
Creating Thoughtful Questions and Discussions
*TONS* of Parent-Child Book Club Resources

About the Authors comes via Horizon Line Publishing

Melissa Stoller is a freelance writer. She has written more than 30 articles on family-related topics. Before beginning her writing career, Melissa taught early childhood education as well as law school legal writing. She also served as a law school career counselor and practiced law for several years. Melissa is an Advisory Board Member of the Children’s Aid Society, Rhinelander Children’s Center. She earned a B.A. from Wells College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Melissa lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters, ages 12, 9, and 3.

Marcy Winkler is a research librarian for a major investment bank, and was the Director of Graduate Recruiting at Barnard College. Marcy earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from New York University Law School, and a Master of Library Science from Queens College. Marcy lives in New York City with her husband and three children, ages 13, 10 and 6.