The phrase “book club” has come to mean so much more to us here at NHBA than the
quiet discussion-focused gathering most people probably envision when hearing
those words. After years of experience running a successful local homeschool
book club and delving deeper into read-aloud research for our For the Love of
Reading workshops, this is OUR definition of “book club.” show more
Truly connecting with a novel through various aspects, such as (but not limited
- the sound of it being read aloud
- the sharing of thoughts and feelings with
those also engaged by the story
- following the book wherever it inspires you--maybe
with activities, food, experiences or all three!
Each book is different, and so each book club gathering will be different, too.
But whether the book inspires the writing of a haiku, the eating of flan or the
open dialog about the connections between this book and a favorite movie, it is
ultimately the sharing of these experiences in a community of fellow readers
that are vital to our use of the term “book club.”
Resources for Your Book Club or Family
The blogs and posts here are
intended as guides to help you and your students--whether that’s just your
own kids or a larger group--connect with books and create together that shared reading
My Name is Mina
Every Soul a Star - The 2011 NHBA Winner!
The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap
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