We've had a few meetings so far, and it's been pure heaven. The DC Children's Literature Bookclub (DC Kidlit for short) is a terrific mixture of children's librarians, teachers, library school grad students, bloggers, authors and parents. The meetings have been insightful, thought provoking and a lot of fun. It's wonderful to be able to have in-depth conversations about good books with fellow children's book lovers.
If you live in the Washington DC area, (or are in town for a visit) you're welcome to join us. We read a book from a different genre each month. All meetings are on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the La Madeleine Bakery in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Here's the upcoming reading list and schedule:
- May 4- Early chapter book: The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
- June 1- Juvenile fiction: The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
- July 13- Non-fiction: We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
- September 7- Poetry: This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman