The Santa Cruz Homeschool Book Club is a book club for homeschooled kids.
There is interest in starting a new group for younger children, but a leader is needed.
This year (2016-2017) we have a group of middle school students that meet occasionally at the DLC.
Book club members are requested to make a donation of $2-$5 per club visit for meetings held at the DLC.
Book club members who are DLC supporting members attend for free. Contact:
santacruzhomeschoolbookclubatgmaildotcom for more information.
Bibliophiles: Our Favorite 2014-15 Activities
Our first meeting of the year is traditionally held at Henry Cowell State Park. Since we'd run out of books to read about the Redwoods, we selected a book with an environmental theme, Hoot. Since pancakes are important to the plot, the kids brought the ingredients for their favorite pancake recipes or created some of those from the book (Key Lime and Licorice). We cooked on a camp stove and sampled then sat by the river to discuss the book. In February we read Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Every child in the club liked this book! We met at the Downtown Library to play our own version of the game in the book. Many of the kids were inspired to make their own games which we had fun playing over lunch. In March we had a very special visitor, Newberry Award winning author Paul Fleischman, who talked to us about his book, Seedfolks. We ended our year doing a reader's theater version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Here are some of the projects we've done:
Bibliophiles reading lists: * indicates 12 thumbs up - great reading for kids and parents
Bookworms Reading List 2015-2016
Bookworms Reading List 2014-2015
Bookworms Reading List 2013-2014
Bookworms Authors 2012-2013
Abstract landscape art inspired by Watership Down
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