Poetry for 5th Grade Book Club
I love getting book requests from readers. This one came in recently:
Hi There –
I read your blog, especially for inspiration when organizing my daughter’s book club meetings (I’m the host for seven 5th grade girls each month).
I was wondering if you ever discuss or read poetry with your kids and, if so, if you have any recommendations for me. I’d like to focus on poetry for our next book club meeting but am not sure how to go about doing it – whether we should read/discuss a few poems together? or if each girl should bring a poem to share? Read more…
Best Books for Middle School Kids
A HUGE thank you to Capability:Mom for creating this list. She knows Middle School children’s literature much better than I do — my oldest is 10-years-old so I’m slowly getting there. She also blogs on children’s literature but skews a little older towards YA (Young Adult) as well as on cooking/baking and other topics of interest. She is a library freak and volunteers at every library in town including both elementary, middle school and public library. Needless to say, I picked an authority on the topic and am excited to read these books myself! Thank you Capability:Mom! Check out her blog for more books as well the Rainbow Cake saga… Read more…