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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Picture Book Club Month 2: Around the World Resource Pack

Picture Book Club Around the World free resource and notebooking pack from Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
The theme for Picture Book Club this month is Around the World and we are reading:

Sindbad : from the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights
retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman
Tikki Tikki Tembo  by Arlene Mosel
Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie
Possum Magic by Mem Fox

These books were chosen for their wide appeal (our local group has kids ages 2-8), beautiful illustrations, and ease of turning into a bigger learning experience.

For our local book club, families read the 1st 3 books at home and then we read aloud the final book in our club meeting, have a snack, maybe play a game, and do a craft.  These particular books are great for exploring maps and atlases (see if you can track all of Toot’s adventures) and trying food from other countries (4 different types of Australian foods are described in Possum Magic).


The resource pack has the month’s reading list and a whole bunch of optional extras, including links to free unit studies and printables that I found on the web.  There are also notebooking pages to help your kids record the activities and the books they read.  Click the picture below to download this free 11-page pdf:
Free Picture Book Club resource pack---Around the World!
Find last month’s Picture Book Club resources for Rhyming Books here.
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