This year's book selections include:
By the Great Horn Spoon, by Sid Fleischman
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park
Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Registration is required for ALL participants.
You can buy tickets for upcoming book clubs on the calendar page.
WHAT TO EXPECT
FOR THE EVENT
All participants must register for the event. A Long Walk to Water book celebration has no materials costs, so tickets are FREE.
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.
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.
Purchase or borrow the book A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park. 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 A Long Walk to Water include:
hardship & perseverance,
friendship & selflessness,
hope & survival
We will be hosting a walk-a-thon type fundraiser--which we are calling "A Long Walk"--to raise money to sponsor a clean water well rehabilitation project in South Sudan. Each family is expected to raise money for this project as part of our celebration. No donation amount is too small.
Fundraiser ideas include: service projects to collect money (such as washing a car or mowing a lawn), sending a personal letter to family and friends explaining what we are doing and why and including the donation link, hosting a baked goods or lemonade stand to raise money.
Click Here for the Donation Form (coming soon)
Book Club Team will provide one or two at-home activities to be completed BEFORE the book celebration. Bring your creations with you to the book celebration. These are usually shared in a comfortable, small group setting.
Activities and suggestions change with each literature selection. Read the event description carefully on the calendar.
Plan ahead--most people need 2 to 4 weeks to read the book.
A Long Walk to Water Celebration will take place at Horse Creek Ranch Park where we will host a walk-a-thon to raise money for clean water well-rehabs, awareness of need for clean water, and compassion within the hearts of our children.
We will end with discussion circles over a picnic lunch.
Wear blue shirts and walking shoes.
Bring water, picnic lunch, your pledge form & donations, your copy of the book with discussion circle notes.
Stay for hangout and play afterward (optional).
Celebration locations change with each book selection. You can see the details for each particular event in the calendar.
We usually celebrate with games, activities, crafts, food, and discussion circles. Sometimes we have special guests or presentations. Sometimes we meet at a special location. Again--the specifics change for each book celebration--so be sure to read the event details and description on the calendar carefully.
On the day of the celebration, bring your take-home activities, your book, and your themed food. Be sure to plan ahead for travel time. Be sure you give your family LOTS of margin before and after the celebration for extra connection, conversation and play. You won't regret it!