Starting a Book Club
Starting a book club is one of the best things I have ever done as a homeschool mom. We’ve traveled to far off lands, cooked illegal soup, dissected owl pellets, searched for fingerprints, and more. My girls have met new friends and broadened their literature choices. Some books we have loved, and some have not been hits in our house. The kids know that it’s okay not to like a book or a character. The most important thing is that the children are exposed to different forms of literature and began to develop their own opinions of the different genres.
Book Club has become a highlight of our month. There are so many reasons why you need to start a book club for your homeschooler, but I outlined three of them in my article at Hip Homeschool Moms.
Starting a book club is pretty simple. In fact, I outlined how we started our book clubs in my article on the Brave Writer Lifestyle. The one thing to remember is to have fun. The kids’ favorite part of book club (and secretly, mine, too) is the “Party School” atmosphere. Each mom chooses her own activities for book club, so they are as varied as the moms and their talents. Our book clubs keep growing and we now have three different groups. That's a testament to the mothers who have put in the hard work to make book club awesome each month.
Our Book Clubs
I don't host all the book clubs, so there isn't an article on each book club. However, I do host several each year and I write-up the details of each of them. To make them easier to find, I have compiled all my book club articles into one resource. Click on any of the images below to be directed to that book club.
Our book clubs have been so successful that over and over I've been asked: "How did you start the book clubs?", "What if we don't have the ability/time/community to have a book club with other children?", "Where do you come up with all these ideas?"
Then a friend suggested I take my blog posts about our book clubs one step further and host them online. Moms are too busy to come up with all the activities, research, and schedule for a month on a particular book. She gave me the push to look outside my book clubs and see how I could make them something that would be accessible to people all over the world.
And so, Literary Adventures for Kids was born. This Online Book Club is made up of Rabbit Trails of Discovery, Magic Dust Projects, Party School and even a little spelling and grammar (but don't tell the kids). You can find out more by clicking the picture below AND you will receive a Subscribers-Only Coupon.