In today’s episode of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast, I’m sharing a master class straight out of Read-Aloud Revival Premium about how to create a book club culture in your home.

For most of us, the books we read for school growing up were not the same books we read under our covers with a flashlight past our bedtime.

But we can do something better.

We can invite our kids into a reading experience that will help them fall in love with books and become readers for life.

Less like school, more like your favorite book club.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • the importance of knowing WHY you want to raise readers
  • how to nurture and protect your kids’ love of reading
  • why reading is not broccoli 🥦🤨

I also answer a listener question about… what to do when your kids lose interest part-way through a book…

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  • 1:14   Schooling a love of reading out of our kids
  • 5:15   When our kids drop books half-way
  • 8:17   Creating a haven of reading
  • 9:57   A better option
  • 11:55   A love of reading
  • 16:11   WHY we want to raise readers
  • 17:58   In Sarah’s home
  • 21:57   What is your child voracious about (hamburgers, anyone?)
  • 23:43   Reading is the icing
  • 26:29   Know your goal
  • 27:27   If your child doesn’t like a book 
  • 28:54   Emphasize delight
  • 32:50   Let the Kids Speak

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Quotes to remember:

“We don’t want reading to be the vegetables: ‘Eat your vegetables, and you can have dessert.’ Reading is the dessert.” – Sarah Mackenzie

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain

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Books from this episode:

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Episode 125
Little House in the Big Woods
Don Quixote: Complete
The Count of Monte Cristo (Open Road)
Pride and Prejudice
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Jacob Have I Loved
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Bridge to Terabithia
The Ballad of the White Horse

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