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Read Out Loud Book Clubs

Read Out Loud Book Clubs offer your child time to gather with old and new friends to socialize and build excellent reading habits! Reading out loud has many benefits for the emergent reader as well as the experienced reader. Your child will build their comprehension, fluency and vocabulary while exploring the themes in the book through drama, art and movement games.

Each book chosen may appeal to different readers. 

Ages can span from 6 - 12 year olds

Read Out Loud Book Clubs include a new copy of the book with a signed bookplate and a Zoom visit with the author at the end of our session.

A Wolf Called Wander

Ages 8-12

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This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredible journey to find a safe place to call home.

 

Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter. Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home.

 

Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth.

by Rosanne Parry
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet
by Graham Salisbury

Ages 6 - 11

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A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.

 

Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All his friends live there, too. Mom says: “You’re the man of the house, Cal.” Which means: Be responsible. Calvin tries, but fun—and trouble—follows him wherever he goes, even in the classroom, also known as Mr. Purdy’s Fourth-Grade Boot Camp. And how can he be the man of the house after teenage Stella-from-Texas arrives to be the live-in babysitter and steps all over Calvin’s turf?

 

Award-winning author Graham Salisbury welcomes younger readers to a lively series with great illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers.