Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mother Daughter Book Club: A Success!

I love to read. I love my kids. We both love being around other wonderful moms and kids. Last year, I had the idea of starting a mother/daughter book club. I did minimal research on it, but mostly just envisioned moms and daughters gathering once a month, reading and discussing some of the beloved classics.

To make the club personable, each mother/daughter duo selected a book for their month, hosted it at their house and was responsible for discussion/games/activities and the all-important snack!

Man, did these moms and daughters ever know how to plan a good time! There was lots of sharing, learning and laughter. I loved watching the girls spanning 6-11 years of age interact and have so much fun!

Here is a list of the books we read for the 2009/2010 school year.

Mother Daughter Book Club



1st Year - 2009-2010

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Beverly Cleary


Sara Pennypacker

My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

The World According to Humphrey

Betty Birney

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

Marley and Me

John Grogan

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Please contact me if you want any additional games/activities/crafts or ideas to go along with these books. There were some amazing things done! We will be starting our 2010-2011 year in September. List of books to come!


Cindy Hudson said...


It looks like your group is off to a wonderful start. If you'd like more ideas, or want to share yours with other mother-daughter book clubs, just drop on by http://motherdaughterbookclub.com, where you can find reading lists, book reviews, author interviews and more.

Sara said...

Thanks, Cindy! I will take a look at that!