Kiddo Book Clubs

Magic Tree House Book Club by Mary Pope Osborne (we did this for kids that were 4-5 but it could be for a little bit older kids as well.  
  •  The reading level for this series is about 2.5 to 3.2.
  • It works well for a read-aloud for the 4-6 year olds because it exposes them to new vocabulary, has simple and quick plots and takes them to new places and adventures. Warning – there is some talk of wizardry and other make-believe topics so preview the books to make sure you are ok with it or have in mind that they might bring up good discussions with your child. We never had any big issues but if you do a young book club keep in mind that some (parents & kiddos) are more sensitive than others.
  •  What we did for the book club was we started with book # 1 and read that book to our kiddos during the month. Each book has 10 chapters so it is easy to read a few chapters a day and finish it in 3-4 days.
  • At the end of the month the group would get together at one mom’s house/park/place and that mom would be in charge of doing a couple activities/crafts and a snack based on the book for the month. We had 9 moms and Pre-Ker’s in our group (as well as a few siblings) and it worked out great! I was impressed what all the mom’s came up with to complement the book that month and can’t wait to share them with you! 
  • Links to what we did:

    Dinosaurs Before Dark ~ Book #1
    The Knight at Dawn ~ Book #2
    Mummies in the Morning ~ Book #3
    Pirates Past Noon ~ Book #4

    Night of the Ninjas ~ Book #5

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