Main Street School Book Club Brings Together Students Parents

Main Street School Book Club Brings Together Students, Parents

Main Street School brought together students and their families for this year’s first Parent-Child Book Club celebration on Nov. 30. They participated in interesting and lively discussions about the books they read together.

“As students move into the upper elementary years, the way that parents and children read together begins to look very different,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “While some children still read regularly with a family member, many begin to read more on their own. We truly believe it is important to read together, so we are providing this shared reading experience for parents and their children two times this school year.”

The students and their parents had the opportunity to choose from a selection of four age-appropriate books, which were recommended for fourth- and fifth-graders.  Librarian Gayle Pulley and a team of parents selected the books “The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel” by Deborah Hopkinson, “Masterminds” by Gordon Korman and “Save Me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan.

“We are very excited that we have a tradition here at Main Street School that supports fostering a love of reading for our students while creating a fun way to explore and understand books at a deeper level,” Chapnick said.