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Reading Club


Parents tell me all the time that their children just aren’t reading as much as they should. They worry that their students will fall below grade level in their comprehension and reading skills. It seems like a constant battle for most families.

My reading clubs help with this dilemma by offering time each week to read and discuss interesting books together. Although students will have practice articulating their thoughts on the story and discussing characters, plot, events, vocabulary, and author’s techniques, the emphasis will be on encouraging the pure enjoyment of reading and appreciation of the story. I’ve watched it happen year after year of reading books with children. In a short couple of weeks, they go from not reading much at all to being excited about each week’s readings and looking forward to the next book.

Currently, I’m offering Reading Clubs for children between the ages of 8 and 12 at $50 per club, which includes 4 sessions. However, all ages can be accommodated upon request. Additionally, if a child struggles with reading, audio versions of the books are encouraged.

Club A

The Penderwicks

By Jeanne Birdsall

Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

We’ll meet on June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.

Club B

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

By Jeanne Birdsall

Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

We’ll meet on July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd.

Interested in this club?

Reach out to Cathy Backhaus for more information and sign-up details. 

If you're interested in registering for a session using one of the books below, please email Cathy. Every effort will be made to schedule additional sessions.

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • By the Great Horn Spoon
  • The Penderwicks
  • Cricket in Times Square
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Misty of Chincoteague
  • The Boxcar Children
  • Stuart Little
  • Trumpet of the Swan
  • Henry Huggins
  • Ramona Quimby
  • A Lion to Guard Us
  • Sign of the Beaver
  • The Borrowers
  • The Incredible Journey
  • Summer of the Monkeys
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Crispin
  • The Cross of Lead
  • Amos Fortune/Free Man
  • Call it Courage
  • Rascal
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Across Five Aprils
  • Number the Stars
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