Starting a Book Club

A friend of mine and I decided to start a book club for our oldest daughters who are in middle school. They both love to read, and we think it’s a great idea to challenge them by giving them books to read that they might not pick for themselves. It’s also great to engage them further by getting together and talking about the book. The first book we’re going to read is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

It’s about a boy with a facial deformity who, at 5th grade, is going to a mainstream school for the first time. Both our daughters have actually read it so far and really liked it. Time for the moms to get busy and read it!

We’re going to test out one or two books and if it seems successful, and we’re able to have a good discussions (and maybe add a craft if appropriate), then we’d like to open it up to other kids.

Does anyone out there run a kids’ book club? What are some guidelines or tips that you could pass along? And thanks!
   Not So SAHM

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