Today I get to share a chapter from my new book, The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids.

This is chapter 6 (one of my favorites!), where I talk about how we can create a book club culture at home, and thereby raise kids who read for the love it. This is how our kids become “real readers.”

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how and why to create a book club culture in your home
  • why we need to read books that don’t “count” toward anything!
  • how to help your kids become real readers

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  • 3:20 Reading books that don’t count 
  • 4:42 Schooling it out
  • 9:20 The supreme importance of delight
  • 11:48 Welcome to book club
  • 18:05 Extreme measures
  • 20:56 A book club culture at home
  • 24:11 Food, glorious food

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  • Order The Read-Aloud Family before March 27 to get free access to my new video class: How to Choose Books for Your KidsWhen you’ve bought your book, head to to access your class instantly.
  • Get the audio version of The Read-Aloud Family (read by Sarah Mackenzie) right here

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Books from this episode:

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Episode 93
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
The Penderwicks
Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do
All the Light We Cannot See
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
A Sense of Wonder: On Reading and Writing Books for Children
Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch
The Chosen
The Read-Aloud Family
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

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