August Family Dinner Book Club

It’s time to announce our next Family Dinner Book Club selection!  For the July Family Dinner Book Club we featured Pippi Longstocking. This month we are excited to be featuring a classic picture book.

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The Family Dinner Book Club selection for August is…

August Family Dinner Book Club features The Giving Tree by

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Every day a boy comes to a tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that shows us the gift of giving and an acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

Participating in Family Dinner Book Club is easy and fun!

How Family Dinner Book Club Works

1.  So, get your copy of The Giving Tree and start reading. You can borrow it from the library or from a friend, find it on your bookshelf or purchase a copy.

2.  Then, on August 15th, check back here for all your Family Dinner Book Club preparation needs.  Links will be provided for your dinner conversation table topics from Growing Book by Book,  arts and crafts table decorations from a special guest blogger and your book related menu from Daisy at Home.

3.  Decide which night towards the end of July works best for your family to  have Family Dinner Book Club.   Set the table, prepare the food and settle in for a nice cozy dinner to discuss the book.

4.  Don’t forget to snap a picture of your Family Dinner Book Club and share it with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page!

5.  Then, head back here on September 1st, to see our new title for the month of September and participate all over again!

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. Everyone that does this always comes up with such great ideas! I wish I had time to do it all!

  2. Books are great way for kids to learn. Our shelves are filled with books 🙂 there’s always room for one more !

  3. Love this book!

  4. One of the best children’s book ever (in my opinion)! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with to go along with this book. Love the Family Dinner Book Club and all the time, attention, detail, and love that goes into it 🙂