Category Archives: Book Club

Welcome to the Lemonade Book Club for children! Each month a children’s book is featured along with a suggested activity. The activity will serve to increase literacy skills that will take your child to the next reading level such as story comprehension and vocabulary. Most importantly, the main purpose of the book club is to increase children’s love of books, reading, and learning. We feature picture books that can be used with children around the ages of 4 to 8, but the activities can be modified for younger readers and made more challenging for older readers.


Book Club – The Day the Crayon’s Quit by Drew Daywalt

This month’s book club recommendation is The Day the Crayon’s Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This super humorous and creatively told story is about a box of crayons and the various reasons that each color quits.  The crayons’ reasons for quitting inspire their owner to create one of his best drawings yet! …

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Book Club – The Christmas Tree, El Árbol de Navidad, by Alma Flor Ada

This month’s book club is “The Christmas Tree, El Árbol de Navidad” by Alma Flor Ada, Illustrated by Terry Ybáñez and a cumulative text about each family member adding to the tradition of decorating the tree. The author, Alma Flor Ada notes in the back of the book, the many different traditions for celebrating Christmas.…

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Book Club – Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra

This month’s book club choice is Sarah Gives Thanks, by Mike Allegra, Illustrated by David Gardner! It is easy to assume that Thanksgiving naturally became a holiday in the early stages of establishing the United States, but it took dedication and persistence from Sarah Josepha Hale, a talented journalist and writer to make Thanksgiving a…

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Book Club – Funny Bones, Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Until I read, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, I did not know the history behind the skeletons of Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead)

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Book Club – Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

It is every parents wish to get their children to bed early and every child’s wish to stay up late, but not in Little Hoot! Little Hoot wants to go to bed early like his friends but Papa Owl says, “If you want to grow up to be a wise owl, you must go to…

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Book Club – Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat

Road trips are so fun for the first 10 minutes. Take the road trip experience to a whole new level with this latest book “Are We There Yet By Dan Santat”

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Book Club – Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell, Illustrated by Rafael López. Summary of the book: Maybe Something Beautiful  How Art Transformed a Neighborhood is a story of how little Mira transforms a neighborhood with her artistry and gets the whole community involved. In the back of the book is the story of…

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Book Club – The Camping Trip that Changed America

‘The Camping Trip that Changed America’ is a well told historical story for young readers, come and see what this books related activity is…

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Lemonade Book Club Community Books

We decided it was time to do a massive giveaway of books. This summer we started something called The Lemonade Book Club – Community Books.

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Book Club – Written and Drawn by Henrietta – by Liniers

What better way to inspire kids to write than to read a book about a girl writing and drawing her own story! Read ‘Written and Drawn by Henrietta’

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