About the Mother-Daughter Book Club:
Start a tradition of reading with your daughter with a Mother-Daughter Book Club! Scholastic’s monthly selections will help you choose books that you and your daughter will enjoy!
The book club launched May 1 with 4 titles: Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood, Pie by Sarah Weeks, The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone, and Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray, and there will be 2 new featured titles each month.
Along with book selections, the Mother-Daughter Book Club website also features discussion questions and snack suggestions for your book club meetings and a monthly Skype sweepstakes where you can enter to win a Skype visit from one of the authors at your next book club meeting. May’s sweepstakes author is Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be.
I was lucky enough to receive a complete set of the books for May. And what a great selection. Here's my pictures of the package I received.
I didn't know where to start first! They all looked so good! But here's my thoughts on the choices.
Some of them I knew about already like The False Prince. I loved that that one was included, but it wasn't a girly-girl book.
Glory Be looks absolutely amazing, and it was the one I was drawn to the most. Lately I've been reading a lot of books set in the 1960's. There is such history during that time is so many ways and this book about a young girl caught up in her own struggles set against the struggles of civil rights in her town sounds completely interesting. Besides I've always loved the idea of teaching history through literature. My daughter loves historical fiction, and I know she'll read this one!
Pie looks to be one of those wonderful "growth" novel that I see so well done for the middle grades. What I love for a personal reason is that it's by the same author as SO B. IT. We read that book in lit circles, and I love that my girls who love that book have this one to turn to next.
What I really love about the choices is the variety! Tomorrow Girl's shows that. Dystopia is a huge genre right now, so to include one is great. I also like that it seems the girl's are strong, courageous and smart. Great models.
The Boy on Cinnamon Street - WOW sounds fantastic and talk about a strong sounding girl. (more about this one below)
And the last option just sounds fun Whatever After #1: Fairest of Them All. This one just looks super cute and super fun. Besides who hasn't wanted to fall into a fairy tale!
Now fun part! I took the whole set to school and invited my girl students to look at them and tell me what one they'd pick for a mother/daughter book club. Every book was picked by at least one girl, and that shows that strength of the choice - the great variety. BUT two did rise to the top and they were The Boy on Cinnamon Street and Whatever After. Over and over I heard that they sounds great. Whatever After sounded fun and The Boy on Cinnamon Street sounded awesome. They did admit they liked that there was a "crush" in that one. I asked if they would be ok reading that with their mom and they all said yes without hesitation! It was so fun to see them dig through the pile and really look at what one they'd like the most. I loved it! I'll be looking for a way to get a Mother/Daughter Club started in my area!
To learn more about the book club check out THIS LINK to the Scholastic site about the club!
Now the even more fun part!
One (1) winner receives:
Copies of all May book club titles: Glory Be, Pie, Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates and The Boy on Cinnamon Street!
Must be a US resident
Must be at least 13
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