Create a Virtual Book Club

  1. Talk with Your Parent About This Great Idea
  2. Pick a Theme for the Book Club
  3. Name the Book Club
  4. Invite Members (do this first if you want their help in book club naming)
  5. Select Your Virtual platform
    • Group Facetime call – everyone needs an iphone for this one and you need the phone numbers, it is free
    • Zoom.com or the free version allows for a 40 minute call – you email or message participating login information and it is free from their phone, tablet or computer.
    • Skype – everyone needs an account for this one and it is free
  6. Have your Parent Connect with Other Parents so Everyone is in The Know
  7. Decide on the Frequency and Timing of Book Club Meetings
  8. Define Meeting Length
  9. Choose Your Books
  10. Keep the Conversation Flowing and Pre-think conversation starters

Top books by age

Ages 4-8
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
Bread and Jam for Francis by Russell Hoban
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norman Juster

Ages 9-12
Mr. Poppers Penguins by Richard Atwater
SuperFudge by Judy Blume
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Too Young For Book Club but Nana wants to connect?

The Book Club can be just you and your grandchild, here are some favorite books for your really young ones too:

Baby
The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Peek-A-Zoo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti

Ages 2-4
My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough
I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Big Dog… Little Dog by P.D. Eastman
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

For a complete book list by age, visit TODAY.com here