Junior and Senior Book Club met for their Christmas club on Friday 18th December. The Senior members helped guide the Junior members in their discussion of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. All of the Junior members were enthusiastic in their response to their first book club text. Some welcome chocolate Christmas treats also helped the discussion along.
Following the discussion the Junior Students were brought to a table to choose their next text. This was selection with a bit of a difference as several covered books had been placed on a table with a blurb about each one written on the outside. This was to help students not to “judge the book by its cover”. The students were intrigued and delighted to choose their books for some Christmas reading for pleasure.
The Senior members of Book Club then turned to their own selection for some Christmas reading- a change of genre for the group- the work of John Grisham. Each member has a different book from the Grisham collection and will discuss the author and his style at the next meeting in 2016. We look forward to a lively discussion!
Senior Book Club will meet on Friday 18th December at Lunch Time to discuss their recent book choice Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. We are very much looking forward to discussing the book and hearing the your thoughts on the text.
Junior Book Club Meeting 2 will be held on Friday 18th at Lunchtime. We are very much looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this month’s chosen book Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
You probably know that the book became a movie and here is the trailer.
Here is a link to the official website of Neil Gaiman. On this page there is a video of the author reading the first chapter of the book. Some of his famous friends read through all of the other chapters and the videos are all available to watch on mousecircus.com. They are easy to find on the Coraline page. Click the link and enjoy!
Currently all First Year students are reading and enjoying the fabulous text Wonder by RJ Palacio. The story of Auggie has inspired great classroom discussions among the students. Here is a book trailer of the novel.