Let’s get ready for a brand-new Family Dinner Book Club . This month we are featuring the Newbery Award Winner, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena.
We have lots of ideas to plan your menu, make table decoration crafts, have great conversations about the book and complete a family service project. We have thought of everything you need! So, get a copy of the book and join in on the fun.
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Just to review a bit if you are new to the fun… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the first of each month, we provide all the details for your dinner. Sarah from Daisy at Home shares a themed menu to compliment the book. Laura from Sunny Day Family shares easy table crafts. And, I will share conversation starters and a service project for your family.
We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. Plus, you will want to follow along there for more bonus ideas to use with the books each month.
Now, on to all of the details!
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children
The James Herriot’s Treasury for Children includes eight delightful stories. Travel to England with a traveling vet as he makes house calls to help different animals. The heart warming and wholesome stories will engage the whole family.
The audio version is also a delight to listen to at home or in the car.
Here are six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on this link (James Herriot’s Treasury for Children Conversation Starters) for a one page PDF file that you can print and then cut apart. Use the cards on your chosen dinner night. You, of course, don’t have to use all of them or you may even have some other discussion points that developed while you were reading. These are just meant to be a guide. Happy talking!
- Which story was your favorite? Why?
- Would you like to be a veterinarian? Why?
- If you could have a pet or another pet, which kind of animal would you choose?
- The stories in this collection are full of compassion. What is compassion? How do we show compassion towards animals and others?
- How is being a vet in the country different than being a vet in the city?
- What new words did we learn in this book?
Family Service Project
Animals are the focus in each story. This month think of a way to be compassionate towards animals. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking of a great project.
- If you have a pet, is there something special you could do for him or her. Maybe make a new bed, take him on an extra long walk, or spend extra time grooming her.
- Visit a local shelter and read to the animals. Here’s a little video to inspire you.
Table Decorations and Menu
We hope you are inspired to create a fun and meaningful Family Dinner Book Club with your own family. Remember that we want to see pictures of your dinner. Please share them our special Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.
You can see all the books being featured for Family Dinner Book Club in 2016.
And, join us again in April for another Family Dinner Book Club when we will feature Drum Dream Girl!