Start a Family Dinner Book Club

Welcome to Family Dinner Book Club!  This fun family project is meant to bring your family closer together over good books, good food, and great conversation.

Menu, table decoration crafts, and conversation starters for a monthly themed Family Dinner Book Club from growingbookbybook.comAre you new to this fun project?  Here is what you need to know to get started.

Family Dinner Book Club invites you to share a great story, great art, great conversation and great food each month. A variety of picture books and chapter books will be chosen for your enjoyment.

The project is perfect for children ages 4-8, but can easily be adapted for younger and older children.

On the first of each month, we will share a craft  to make with the kids you can use to decorate your dinner table, a menu for your meal, conversation starters related to the featured book.  We will also share a family service project.

You will then have the rest of the month to read the book, complete your service project, make your table decorations and enjoy your meal.

Growing Book by Book, Chef Sarah Elizabeth, and Sunny Day Family will be working to bring you Family Dinner Book Club each month.  I will be sharing conversation starters and a service project related to the featured book.  Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth will bring you a yummy themed menu.  And, Laura from Sunny Day Family will be sharing easy table craft ideas.

You are welcome to follow along each month with us or pick a previous month to do.

Also, follow along with us on our Facebook page!  We love to see pictures of your special dinner.  Plus, we share extra materials to support your book club each month.

2016 Schedule

View our 2016 Family Dinner Book Club Complete Line-Up!

Previous Book Clubs

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Littles by John Peterson

Ivan:  The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla  by Katherine Applegate

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

If Kids Ran the World by Leo and Diane Dillon

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

The Day the Crayon’s Quit by Drew Daywalt

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco and Bookmarks Are People Too by Henry Winkler

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan

Over 25 different family dinner book clubs for your family to enjoy based on books your family will love.

Feedback from Participants

“So glad we found your site! My 4 y/o daughter and I did the service project and donated toys to an animal shelter. I thought she might be a little too young for it but it turned out to be a fantastic experience for both of us! Thank you!”  Stephanie regarding Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Club

“My daughter keeps wanting to read it over and over again, and she loved seeing footage of Ivan!”  Jazmin regarding Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of The Shopping Mall Gorilla

“My 7 year old son LOVED this book! It’s been quite a while since he’s been so engaged in a book. I used Daisy at Home’s ideas completely!” Carla regarding Where the Sidewalk Ends

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