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Wild + free book club : 28 activities to make books come alive
2021
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From Wild + Free, a wonderful collection of creative activities for parents, educators, and caregivers filled with engaging and fun ideas to help kids fall in love with literature and reading.



Foster a love of reading in your child with Wild + Free Book Club. An invaluable educational resource curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color illustrated book offers imaginative suggestions for creating themed book clubs for kids. Here are hands-on activities, games, food, and decoration ideas inspired by a carefully chosen list of beloved classic novels, as well as discussion questions about plots and themes that engage kids minds and sparks their curiosity.

Wild + Free Book Club is filled with fun ideas for each book, including:

Anne of Green Gables--host a picnic tea party The Secret Garden--craft a terrarium, a secret garden of your own Charlotte's Web--host an old-time country fair The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe--turn your front door into a magical portal to Narnia

With step-by-step instructions, lush photography, and family-tested and kid-approved activities, Wild + Free Book Club will help parents and educators inspire children and instill a lifelong passion for literature and the joy of books.

The Wild + Free Book Club reading list:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Anne of Green Gables

Around the World in 80 Days

Black Beauty

Charlotte's Web

The Crossover

Esperanza Rising

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Farmer Boy

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

The Green Ember

Heidi

The Hobbit

Island of the Blue Dolphins

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Little House in the Big Woods

A Little Princess

Little Women

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

My Side of the Mountain

Peter Pan

Pippi Longstocking

Robin Hood

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

The Secret Garden

The Swiss Family Robinson

Treasure Island

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street



Table of Contents
Introduction: Bringing Books to Lifep. ix
How to Host a Book Clubp. 1
The Adventures of Tom Sawyerp. 4
Anne of Green Gablesp. 10
Around the World in Eighty Daysp. 16
Black Beautyp. 23
Charlotte's Webp. 29
The Crossoverp. 36
Esperanza Risingp. 44
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tatep. 52
Mother-Daughter Book Clubp. 58
Farmer Bayp. 62
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilerp. 69
The Green Emberp. 75
Heidip. 80
The Habbitp. 85
Island of the Blue Dolphinsp. 92
Falling in Love with Authorsp. 98
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobep. 102
Little House in the Big Woodsp. 108
A Little Princessp. 114
Little Womenp. 119
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMHp. 123
My Side of the Mountainp. 129
Collaborating with Great Authorsp. 134
Peter Panp. 138
Pippi Langstockingp. 145
Robin Hoodp. 151
Roll of Thunder. Hear My Cryp. 155
The Secret Gardenp. 163
The Swiss Family Robinsonp. 169
Treasure Islandp. 175
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Streetp. 179
Contributorsp. 185
About Wild + Freep. 193
Creditsp. 195
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