Book clubs form in response to the fiction and nonfiction books that most moved, excited and enlightened children in times past and present. It’s always a different experience when you read a book with someone else.
We often repeat the more popular book series such as Harry Potter and students are encouraged to read the same books several times. We will also offer thematic book clubs for high school students who wish to look more in depth at an authors’ works.
Book clubs are an excellent preparation for high school and college. Students who develop a love for reading find many residual benefits, including increased vocabulary, better writing skills and an increase important social communication skills. Book discussions help children and young adults practice turn-taking, encourage them to use language to analyze, make predictions and solve problems, and provide them with opportunities to try out new vocabulary words.
Our summer book clubs are designed to provide an exciting way to master summer reading lists with the encouragement, engagement and support of your child’s peers. Parents and teachers are encouraged to organize groups of students who share the same reading list.
We select talented college students who love to read to facilitate the discussions of the book and provide introductions for the next book on the list. Students do the rest. Summer book clubs move along at a rapid pace. Students will read at least one book a week and sometimes more so that by the end of summer their reading list is completed.
Watch for upcoming book club announcements and send us your suggestions for a book club topic that you know your child will love.