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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 23, 2014

We’re already halfway done with week 2 of camp! Today started off with a couple of games in the Thalia theater. We played Storyball, which involves tossing a ball around, and with every catch, someone contributes one word to make a story. We created a very silly story about a pie who destroyed the world. [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 22, 2014

After a few short activities this morning, Day 2 officially began with a visit from Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle. The Water Castle is a book about a boy named Ephraim who moves with his family to a small town in Maine and begins to notice that everyone who lives there is a little bit [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 2 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 21, 2014

Week 2 begins! Today we welcomed some new campers and some returners from last week. We also are thrilled to welcome our Week 2 Teaching Artists, Mr. Matthew Cody, Symphony Space friend and author of Powerless, The Dead Gentlemen, and Will in Scarlet. This morning, we started off with a few games, including our get-to-know-you [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on July 18, 2014

How did it get to be Friday already?? We’ve had such an exciting week.  We started the last day of Week 1 exploring the raven theme that connected today’s book, A Tale Dark and Grimm, with Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle.  First we created a “word orchestra,” with luscious words from Edgar Allan Poe’s [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 17, 2014

Day 4 may be our best day yet! First thing this morning, we started with a writing activity led by Madeline Cohen, Symphony Space’s Education Director and camp’s lead teaching artist for Week 1. For this activity, we created a “pass along story.” Each camper began by writing several sentences about an ordinary activity. Then [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 16, 2014

On day 3, we were lucky to have not one, not two, but THREE fabulous authors  come to visit. Our morning began with a special activity all about George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle. The book is about an 11-year old boy named Gabriel who goes on a quest to save his father, [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 15, 2014

Despite some monstrous downpours, Week 1 Day 1 was a wild success! This morning, we were visited by Joanna Higgins, author of the powerful  historical fiction novel Waiting for the Queen, which tells the story of fifteen-year-old French nobel Eugenie de La Roque, who escapes the French Revolution with her family to settle in the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 1 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 14, 2014

Summer 2014 begins! Today marked the very first day of the Thalia Book Club Camp summer 2014 session, and our first of three weeks with 9-11 year old campers. We started the day with several activities on stage at Symphony Space, playing a few get-to-know-you games, sharing interesting information about ourselves and our favorite authors [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 16, 2013

The final day of camp has arrived! We can’t believe how quickly the last four weeks have flown by! Today we met with Jeff Hirsch, author of The Eleventh Plague.  The Eleventh Plague is a post-apocalyptic novel about a teenage boy and his struggle to survive.  To get ready for Jeff’s visit, we spent the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 15, 2013

Our second-to-last-day of the summer brought us the energetic Helen Philips, author of Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green, an adventurous and heartfelt book with an environmental twist. Before Helen arrived, we prepared by writing a few skits about a vacation or trip that goes awry. In  Helen’s novel, the main characters travel to a [...]

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