Wednesday, September 8, 2010
So You'd Like to Start a Book Club
Part one explains the steps in starting a book club. First, decide what kind of books you want to read. One way is to choose a favorite author and read his or her books. Another way is to pick the type of book you enjoy best: fantasy, mystery, historical, or other. Then think about the size of the club. Should you have only a few close friends in the club, or would a larger group be more interesting? The book covers many other ideas, such as where to hold the meetings and how long should they last, to consider when forming a club. The author offers tips on how to run the meetings and questions to consider as you discuss a book.
Another neat thing about How to Turn Your Book Club into a Spectacular Event is the lined pages the author provides for jotting down ideas, like a name for the club and deciding who to invite to join.
Part two explains the different book categories and genres, with examples of each. It also introduces popular children’s authors with links to their sites. What a great way to find the perfect books to read for a meeting.
As a former teacher, I can see this book being a hit with elementary and middle school children and also older teens in high school. It might even encourage reluctant readers to pick up a good book their friends are reading, where, to their surprise, they’ll discover that reading is fun. I wish someone had written a book like this when I was a child. Maybe my attitude about books would have been different. Kids might even form a book club at school, with teachers’ approval of course, and set aside a special time to read. This is a book school librarians should want on their shelves. The cover art by Kurt Ozinga is exactly right to appeal to young readers.
Paperback: 50 pages
Publisher: Paladin Timeless (August 15, 2010)
You can purchase this book at Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Turn-Your-Book-Spectacular-Event/dp/1606192299/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283974332&sr=1-9 or at the publisher Twilight Times Books.