30 euros per month

What You Get

Access to the online discussion forums via Schoology

 

1 hour zoom discussion

 

Supplemental information to give context to the novel

 

Opportunity to publish a book review on the book club blog

30 euros per month

What You Need

A copy of the book, any edition. Books are easily available from a variety of stores and e-reading versions are fine.

 

A good internet connection

 

That’s it!

30 euros per month

What We Promise

The Schoology classroom will be secure. Your child’s surname and/or picture never need to be on it

The zoom classroom will never be recorded or watched by outside people

Your child’s work will always belong to them. It will not be used for promotional or other purposes without permission and credit.

The blog will credit your child’s work while maintaining internet safety. How it is credited will be your choice, and you can remove permission to have it posted at any time.

Online Book Club Community

Do you want your children to read more, but they’re tired of homework and worksheets and comprehension questions? Are they beginning to feel like reading books is an academic exercise to get through?

Join our online book club! Students will read more, write more, and develop skills to express opinions and discuss issues. Click here to learn more about how I make sure every student can participate.


There won’t be a single worksheet. Promise.


 

Sign up now, or take a look at Kids Get Published, where students are publishing their reviews of our book picks. Scroll down to see what books we're reading!

€40 Euros / Month

All class times are based on the Paris Time Zone (CTE)

Documentation for income tax returns will be provided.

As an education provider, this documentation will result in a return on your tax.

February Pick

The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Kelly Barnhill

This is a beautiful and exciting fantasy novel, perfect for kids just dipping their toes into the fantasy genre and those who've been reading fantasy forever. Luna is accidentally 'enmagicked' and must learn to control her powers - all while a village full of elders is trying to kill the witch in the forest.

Luna is such an interesting character, and students will be able to discuss her troubles growing up. We'll also be able to talk about inequality in our towns, and the ways people hold on to power.

Zoom Meeting: February 28th, 6pm CTE

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

  • Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

January Pick

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a powerful children's fantasy author, bringing children to the edge of fear for juuuust long enough to really get a good look at it. Spine tingling and fun, The Graveyard Book bollows Bod (Nobody) Owens as he, a living boy, is raised in a graveyard. There are dangers, though, and soon he must face a difficult choice.

As well as talking about fear and what makes us afraid, students will explore what makes a family, and wht it means to have to grow up.

Zoom Meeting: January 31, 6pm CTE

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children                by Ransom Riggs

  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

December Pick

The Giver

Lois Lowry

The Giver is a true classic, and a great first dive into dystopia for kids. Jonas lives in a community that is perfectly safe - no war, no hunger, no pain. But what have they had to give up to have that? Jonas has to make a choice.

Students will talk about choices, and what it means to trust.

Zoom Meeting: December 27, 2pm CTE

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

November Pick

Julie of the Wolves

Jean Craighead George

Part survival adventure, part coming of age story, Julie/Miyax has run away from home, and must survive on the Arctic Tundra. Can she use the traditional knowledge she learned from her father to get help from the nearby pack of wolves?

Students will love getting to know Julie, as well as learning about the Tundra and wolf packs. We'll also get the opportunity to learn about the Inuit culture, and the decision Julie must make between her traditional life, threatened by foreigners, and a more modern way of living

Zoom Meeting: November 29, 6pm CTE

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

October Pick

The Jacket

Andrew Clements

The Jacket is a great novel that makes students question the world around them. Phil accuses a classmate of stealing his jacket - and then has to confront his own possible prejudice.

Students will discuss racism, ideas around poverty, and how we know what we know.

Zoom Meeting: October 30th, 6pm CTE

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Frindle by Andrew Clements

September Pick

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a beautiful dive into historical fiction. Set in Puritan New England, Kit must leave everything she knows in Barbados and begin a new life with her family in New England. Not knowing all their customs, she ends up getting accused of being a witch - and must protect her new friend Hannah, a Quaker who lives by herself.

Students will get to research the Salem Witch Trials, as well as discuss friendship, what makes a family, and what it means to be different in your community.

You Might Also Enjoy:

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

  • The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi