Full disclosure – I am a fan of Lexi Reese. Her Relic Hunter series is great fun. We have interviewed her and Chris Devon (who narrates the audiobooks) for our podcast Creative Voices. I have reviewed all of her books to date and given each of them an enthusiastic thumbs up. The Book Dragon Club is no different.
A quick perusing through the book and I was hooked. As a former teacher I can say, without hesitation, I would have used this book with my students. It is full of activities that can be easily inserted into unit or lesson plans. As a parent I can say I WILL be using this book. With COVID-19 I’ve been looking for ways to help keep my kids’ education afloat. Simultaneously I’ve been trying to stay connected with my nieces and nephews who I can’t visit.
At this point, I must sound like the lamest uncle in the world. “Yes, I know what kids today like – Book Clubs. Book Clubs and hard butterscotch candies ” As if COVID turned today’s youth into the Golden Girls, minus the sass. But, that is the genius of the book. It is designed to make a book club more engaging and interesting for kids.
Every step in reading a book, from the selection to reading to analysis, is covered in a series of games and activities. As a parent of multiple kids, I really love this aspect. It allows me to use different things to motivate my kids who each have different needs and abilities.
For instance, my eldest son has a hard time picking a book despite his love of reading. Whereas my youngest can pick a book, it just never really varies in style or content. So, by using this book I am able to encourage a range of reading habits in my kids in a way that is actually engaging. There are lists and games directly related to just choosing a book.
If you are looking for a way to get or keep your kids engaged in reading this is a great place to start.
The Book Dragon Club
Packed with awesome activities, this journal has everything a book dragon needs!
- Tackle the fun reading challenges
- Set up a book club with your friends
- Host award ceremonies and parties
- Make up games and quizzes based on your favourite books
Plus space for book reviews, reading lists and so much more.
Author Bio –
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
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