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Book Club for parents

Parents, would you like to know more about the books that children like to read?
Would you like to learn how to choose books for your children?
Would you like to become confident in discussing books with your children?

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Hollyhill Library ran a book club for parents to read and share children’s books in a fun, no pressure atmosphere, as part of the One Book One Community project. The group met 5 times and read the books listed below. If there is sufficient interest, we will run the group again for the 2013 - 2014 project. If you are interested, call Ann in Hollyhill Library at 021 4924928.

Tuesday 15 January, discussed Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis
Tuesday 5 February, discussed The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World by Eoin Colfer
Tuesday 5 March, discussed The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Tuesday 16 April, discussed Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
Tuesday 28 May, discussed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Book Club Tips

If this is your first book club, here are some tips to get started.

  • Give yourself plenty of time
  • Relax and enjoy the reading experience
  • Make notes, but only if it helps you - this is not school, and no-one will test you
  • It's ok if you don't like the book, there are millions of books out there, and every reader has different tastes

While you are reading ask yourself:

  • What type of book is it? Is it full of action and adventure? Is it an animal tale? Is it true to life, or is it about fantasy and magic?
  • Who are the main characters?
  • Summarise the plot in one or two sentences
  • If you liked the book, or didn't like it, try to identify one or two reasons why
  • See what other people thought of the book - the websites  www.amazon.co.uk and www.goodreads.com are two websites that have reader reviews.