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Category Archives: book club
This fall our library is starting a new book club for 4th and 5th graders. We’re modelling it on the Young Critics Club at the Perrot Memorial Library in Greenwich, CT, the legacy of the legendary Kate McClelland. I returned … Continue reading
For the September meeting of Addicted to Books (the parent/child book club for my 10 year old) we read Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl. I had picked it up several years ago when it first came out, but put it down … Continue reading
Although our book club is still relatively new (begun in April ’09), we took our first outing after our monthly discussion on July 3. Yes, you are reading that correctly, we managed to meet on Friday, July 3, only a … Continue reading
Our new parent/child book club met for the second time this afternoon. Before beginning the discussion, I asked for suggestions for names, and one fourth-grader suggested “book addicts.” Then we played with it, book addicts, or addicted to books? So … Continue reading
My book club recently read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel, a powerful, moving story of her childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, her arranged marriage and escaping it by seeking asylum in Denmark, her desire for education and entry into … Continue reading