The Good Book Club: October 2014

By September 25, 2014Children's Ministries

The Good Book Club

Wednesday, October 8

5:30 pm | Meal for parents & children | Wesley Hall

6:00 – 7:00 pm* | Good Book Club | Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor

6:00 – 7:30 pm | Parenting Session | Wesley Hall

*Children whose parents stay for the parenting session can be picked up in the movie room (261) at 7:30 pm

Our first Good Book Club of the fall is Wednesday, October 8. It kicks off with a meal in Wesley Hall at 5:30 pm. Adults are invited to stay in Wesley Hall from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for David Welsh’s parenting session — Common Mistakes Made by Kind and Loving Parents.

From 6:00 – 7:00 pm the kids will have Good Book Club in the Children’s Wing. Children whose parents stay for the parenting session can be picked up in the movie room (261) at 7:30 pm.

Our theme for October is:


The protagonists in each book have to somehow find a way to cope with the very real fear of being all alone.

4th Grade and Older

gbc_hatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

This Newberry Honor book takes us on a journey with Brian Robeson, a 13-year old boy. After a plane crash, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered windbreaker and hatchet. This is a great story of courage and determination.

Kindergarten and Younger AND 1st – 3rd Grade

We will keep these two age groups separate for book club time, but both age groups will read and participate in activities for both books.

Swimmy by Leo LeonniUS_Lionni, Swimmy_11.03.10:773bw_um_d.qxd

This Caldecott Honor book tells the tale of a fish who thinks he’s all alone in the deep wet world. When he finds a school of little fish he teaches them that together they can do amazing things they could never do on their own.

gbc_frog and toad togetherFrog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Another Newberry Honor book – this one featuring the beloved Frog and Toad. This chapter book is a collection of five short stories. The story Dragons and Giants is the one that really focuses on our theme for the month.


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