Retold Modern Fairy Tales make for a great kids’ book club. Here’s some great chapter books and picture books with an activity for a 4th grade book club.
We came up with three more little boy book club ideas using advanced picture books and non fiction picture books to teach our boys about micro loans, Ancient Egypt and helping endangered animals.
I update on my little boy book club using The Unbreakable Code advanced picture book. The boys went on a code breaking scavenger hunt.
Secret Code Book Club for Boys My seven-year-old son is in first grade but his closest friends are in second and third grades. It just worked out that way because he missed the cutoff so he’s among the older kids in his class. He can read but he needs help with chapter books and when…
I thought that this book and craft combination was a perfect way to celebrate Abraham Lincoln as a real person, and not someone who is an enormous figure in bronze. And if the message is that this great man was once just a boy who loved books, then all the better! And note how he was over scheduled! Coincidence?!
Some ideas on how to set up a book club for your child with examples of successful book club meetings.
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street brings up research on Dark Matter. Here’s more information on Dark Matter to draw out the scientist in your child.
The Girls’ Book of Excellence Makes for an Excellent 4th Grade Girls’ Book Club! And I found a boys’ version: Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe by Helaine Becker.
If you read Meteor! by Patricia Polacco with your child and it elicits interest in all things meteoric, then please explore the science of meteor links below. If you happen to find a real meteor (and a link to find out if your meteor is real is below), you can even sell it on eBay!