Registration is required for ALL participants.
You can buy tickets for upcoming book clubs on the calendar page.
This year's book selections include:
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lancelyn Green
Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Original Series (choose one), Beatrix Potter
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Book Club's next book
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
WHAT TO EXPECT
FOR THE EVENT
All participants must register for the event. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table book celebration has low materials costs, which is reflected in the price of the ticket.
Please register only once for your entire family. Be sure to agree to the expectations by checking each box on the registration form.
If you have questions, you may contact a book club team leader.
To enhance your book club experience you may also join us for separate, additional event: an evening at Medieval Times, Buena Park. Weekend groups rates so that the entire family can join us--including the working parent--are reflected in the event. Register now:
Book Club ticket prices change with each celebration; costs vary according to the details of each celebration which is planned to reflect the literature.
Costs include materials, special guests, and location usage as applicable.
DO ACTIVITIES at home.
King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green is a great version for family read-alouds and reading level 4th grade and up. BUT any version of the stories will do!
King Arthur stories are thought o originally been passed through oral tradition. Then, short stories were written down in various forms throughout Europe in multiple languages. A few authors have compiled collections of some stories and published them as a book. Mr. Green's version is comprehensive and accessible to readers today, but retains authenticity and spirit of the original stories (read the forward and introduction). There are many versions and abridged versions available today. Choose one that suits your family. Classic Starts are good for young elementary and preschool children. Illustrated Classics are good for elementary aged children. There are others as well.
Purchase or borrow any version of the King Arthur Stories. Read the literature at home together (listening to an audio book totally counts, too!), discussing the book and some suggested themes as you read.
Suggested themes for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table include:
Chivalry & honor
- Good vs. Evil
In preparation for our book celebration choose ONE project and plan ONE food item to share.
1. Story Poster: on an 11x17 piece of paper or larger, write a summary of one story and illustrate a major scene from that story. Under your summary write the theme that you see in the story in large letter.
2. Research Chivalry. Create a poster in the shape of a shield. On it, define chivalry and explain what the code of chivalry was for a knight during the medieval ages. Then draw a small picture (or write a name and explanation) somewhere on the shield of one of the knights from the round table whom you think demonstrated chivalry well.
3. Design your own crest. If you were a knight what would your crest look like. Every color, symbol, and letter must have meaning. Research possible meanings and design your crest. Be ready to explain the meanings behind each element in your crest.
Find a recipe and gather the ingredients for a medieval round table to share with 40-50 people. We will post a link to a sign-up page where you can share with others what you are bringing.
Our King Arthur Book Celebration will take place at a location TBD--book club leaders will coordinate the venue, decor, activities and schedule/organization.
Come with your medieval round table food item to share, your chosen project, and your books read to discuss, share, create, and celebrate.
Optional costumes are encouraged.
*We will have a discussion circle option for older students available with Brooke.