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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.

All posts from August, 2014

Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 4 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 8, 2014

Well, we can hardly believe it, but here we are at the very last day of Book Club Camp 2014. This morning began with a special craft activity to get excited about our visit later on. Inspired by the world of Andrea Cremer’s The Inventor’s Secret, the campers designed steampunk accessories and posed for photographs. [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 4 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on August 7, 2014

Our second-to-last day at camp began with a great book-making activity led by our teaching artist Nicole Haroutunian. She taught us how to fold sheets of paper into a miniature, hand-sewn books and bind them with thread. Now we each have our own book, made by our very own hands, to take home and fill [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 4 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on August 6, 2014

Today we were lucky enough to be visited by not one by two great, creative authors. This morning, after a few short games and activities, we met with Todd Strasser, author of Fallout, a fascinating novel that takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and a boy named Scott. Scott’s family is the only [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 4 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on August 5, 2014

In preparation for our discussion of today’s book, we went upstairs and played Snowball Fight in August, a game that combines silly fun with character and plot development.  After writing an (anonymous) description of ourselves on a piece of paper, we scrunched up the paper (into a “snowball”) and threw them at each other.  Everyone [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 4 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on August 4, 2014

Happy Week 4, everyone! Today marks the first day of our one week session of 12 and 13 year olds. We welcomed many campers who’ve attended in years past, as well as some new faces. We began the morning with some ice breaker games, played on the stage in Symphony Space’s Sharp theater, led by [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp: Week 3 Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 1, 2014

How can it be Friday already?  Week 3 has zipped by. In preparation for Brian Selznick’s visit, campers did “erasure poetry,” choosing words from a page of text from Wonderstruck, and “erasing” others. The results were very striking.  They also learned some American sign language and were able to sign things like “we love your book,” and “we love book [...]

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